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20090919 Kaliningrad Victory Square
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Up until 1934 the square was named Hansaplatz, and during Nazi Germany the square was known as Adolf-Hitler-Platz. Because the old Königsberg city centre was destroyed during the war, the post-war city developed around Ploshchad Pobedy. Today one can find many banks, shops, malls, and the city government in the neighbourhood of the square. The former North railway station, which was built in 1930, currently is a Business centre. The new city hall, built by Hans Hopp in 1923, still functions as the seat of the city administration.


During the celebration of the 750th anniversary of the founding of the city in 2005 the square was thoroughly renovated. A new fountain was placed in the centre and the new Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was consecrated in the same year. The statue of Lenin, previously in front of the cathedral, was removed from the square and in 2006 placed at another site in Kaliningrad.

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