The Victory Square
Victory Square is a public square in the city of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It is dedicated to the Victory in the Victory over Nazi Germany. It was created in 1985, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The central area is filled with a Victory Monument. It was once the site of the main Bishkek Market. The square features a statue of a woman, waiting for her husband to return home from the war. The depicted women is standing under a tynduk in the form of a funeral wreath held by three ribs of red granite representing a yurt.Another part of the square is the eternal fire. A guard of honour detachment from the National Guard of Kyrgyzstan guards the eternal flame, with the changing of the guard ceremony taking place every hour. Official Victory Day Parades in honor of Victory Day (9 May) take place on the square. The parades consists of personnel of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of the Interior and the Emergencies Ministry. In 2020, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of the war, Victory Square was decorated with a flower panel, made in the form of a star and the number "75". On 2 May 2020, a ceremony to welcome the Victory Relay by the State Border Guard Service was held on the square.