Ala-Too Square, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Ala-Too Square is the central square in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan. The square was built in 1984 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic at which time a massive statue of Lenin was placed in the squares center. The square was known as Lenin Square until Kyrgyzstan gained its Independence from the USSR in 1991. The statue of Lenin was moved in 2003 to a smaller square in the city and a new statue called Erkindik was installed in its place. Later in 2011 it was replaced by a statue of Manas to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kyrgyzstans independence.
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