A monumental building in classical style was built in the Mariinsky Park in 1939, and is now used for holding sessions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
This is one of the best architectural structures of the Soviet period in Kyiv. The interiors of the lobby and the main foyer are decorated with stucco, inlays, and monumental paintings in the style of socialist realism with elements of Ukrainian folk decorative art. The central part of the building is an octagonal session hall, covered with a glass hemispherical dome. In 1991, the state independence of Ukraine was proclaimed here. Now the Verkhovna Rada is the main political center of the country. In the sessional days, rallies and pickets often take place on the square.
This year Eurovision is hosted by our the native town for 112.international – Ukraine’s capital Kyiv.
Follow the final of Eurovision 2017 on Saturday May 13, with semi-finals on May 9 and 11.