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In pictures: Minsk authorities reject Asmalowka demolition plan

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(BelaPAN Photo/Syarhey Satsyuk)
The Tsentralny district administration in Minsk on Friday rejected a plan envisaging the demolition of Asmalowka, a step that was hailed as a "small victory" by activists campaigning for the preservation of the post-war residential district that is described by some experts as unique.
The plan was turned down at a meeting of the Minsk city government's architecture committee. Seven Asmalowka residents and activists were allowed to attend but reporters representing independent media organizations were barred from the meeting.
The district, which includes some two dozen neat two-story buildings surrounded by lush gardens and tall trees, takes its unofficial name from architect Asmalowski who designed it in the 1940s. The district was built shortly after World War II for senior government officials and army officers.
Anton Astapovich, head of the Belarusian Voluntary Society for Historical and Cultural Heritage Protection, earlier said that the district was unique because it was one of the first in Minsk to consist of buildings of a standard design.




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