After Uzbekistan declared independence in September 1991, "Lenin Square" was renamed in 1992 and received the name "Mustakillik Maidoni," which in English means "Independence Square".
Independence Square is currently the central square of Tashkent.
The entrance to the square is framed by the Arch of good and noble aspirations with sculptural images of storks. In the center of the square on a granite pedestal there is a symbol of independence - a bronze ball representing the globe with a symbolic image of the outlines of the Republic of Uzbekistan on it. At the foot of the obelisk is a monument to the Happy Mother - a figure of a young woman with a baby in her arms.
The north side of the square is a park area, where the Walk of Fame and memory is located. On both sides of the alley there are galleries with carved columns and openwork lattices, where on steles there are memory books that contain the names of all the Uzbek people who died on the fronts of World War II. At the end of the alley is a monument to the Grieving Mother and the eternal flame.
Administrative buildings, including the Cabinet of Ministers, Senate of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Finance are located on the western side of the Independence square in Tashkent.
Independence Square is a favorite vacation spot of Tashkent residents. It is a good tradition for newlyweds to visit the square.
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