Molodechno Today

 
 

Molodechno today is a big modern town, an industrial, cultural and sports centre of Minsk Region. The population of it is 100 thousand people.

In 2011 when Molodechno was preparing for the republican festival "Dazhynki” the town became brighter and more beautiful. Much was done in the town park. For example, two artificial reservoirs which are unique in Belarus. You can have a nice time at the artificial "lake” hiring a katamaran or a boat.

 
 

In the park there are several beautiful fountains with coloured lighting and decorations. There you can find  "Island of Sweethearts” and "Birds’ Island”.

 
 

When you come to Molodechno you see a great column with the statue of the Virgin who is considered to be the patroness of the town. It was designed by the sculptor A. Finsky and the architect A. Sadarov. Near this column there is a modern residential area – Vostochny.

 
 

A new amphitheatre was built in the park. The construction of it is unique. It was built according to an individual plan.

 
 

The main sports centre of the town is the Ice Palace. This sports complex includes a swimming pool with an aqua park, a multifunctional sports hall for 300 seats. Here you can play volleyball, basketball, mini-football and other sports. The main part of the complex is the ice arena. It holds 2800 seats.

 
 

In the centre of the town there is an unusual sculptural group which was built in 2011 before "Dazhynki”. The designer of it is Vladimir Zhbanov. The sculpture represents a young couple – a youth and a girl with a beautiful garland of flowers. The plot of the structure is connected with the Belarusian custom of celebrating Kupalye, the ancient holiday. When you look at the sculpture it seems that the young people are coming of shamrock. By the way, shamrock is the plant which was the symbol of Molodechno which symbolized three roads – to Vilnus, Grodno and Minsk.