07.2016 | Kyrgyzstan - Miguel Alonso
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Ala-Too Square is the main 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 square's center. The statue of Lenin was moved in 2003 to a smaller square in the city, and a new statue called Erkindik (Freedom) was installed in its place. Later in 2011 it was replaced by statue of Manas, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's independence.