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Architectural miniatures museum opens in Minsk

All Belarus is now available inside one building. The Palace of Trade Unions in Minsk has opened a museum of architectural miniatures. The Lida and Kossovo castles, Kalozha church and Brest Fortress - all in all, the exhibition includes 17 replicas of Belarusian sites. There are many more to come.

Alena Syrova, CTV:
And this exhibit is unique not only from a historical point of view. The manor Viskuli in the Bialowieza Forest is made in the scale of 1 to 100, with all real nuances of flora and fauna being exactly the same as in reality. The oak Patriarch is well seen, and if you look closely, you can even see a stork's nest. Depiction of all small details is the main feature of this exhibition.

Anna Vasilchikova, guide:
This is the Kamenets (Kamyenyets) tower. To get to the tower was not easy, because from all sides it was surrounded by a moat. The entrance to the tower itself was at an altitude of 13 meters. To get there, you needed a wooden ladder. Heavy loads, for example, goats were lifted with the help of a kind of elevator of the 15th century.

The construction of one exhibit takes about six months. All models are made of plastic and some details were made using a 3D printer. Still, there are a lot of hand-made details.

Yevgeny Danilik, director of the museum of architectural miniatures:
The hardest part - is castles. The number of parts in them comes to 6,000. This is a big Lego without assembly instructions. Simpler objects include about 1,000-1,500 pieces.

The total number of exhibits will reach 60, the organizers say. They will include the Mir and Nesvizh castles and Minsk's Trinity Suburb.

Architectural miniatures museum opens in Minsk