Gogol Street

The street is about 2 km long. Running from the Brest Fortress eastwards, it crosses Lenin Street, K.Marx Street, Komsomolskaya Street, Sovietskaya Street, Kuybyshev Street, Karbyshev Street, Kosmonavtov Boulevard

The previous names:

Russian period

Sredniaya ulitsa (Middle Street), since 1909 ulitsa Gogola (Gogol Street).

Nikolai Gogol, 1809-52, a famous Russian novelist and playwright.

Polish period

ulica Kosciuszki (Kosciuszko Street)

Soviet period

ulitsa Gogola (Gogol Street)

The main attractions in the street



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Brest Millennium Monument was opened on July 25, 2009 at the intersection with Sovietskaya Street.

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A view in winter

In Gogol Street, the streetlights are given an elegant flare. The alley of lanterns is a collection of artistic lamp posts that appeared here in 2013-2015, totaling over 2 dozens. They were forged at the local blacksmiths workshops “Zhar-ptitsa” (Fire-Bird).

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They look rather like artworks, sculptures. The intricate wrought iron lampposts were inspired by popular here fairy tales, legends and literature of N.Gogol.
You can read more in the local news media in 2013 and 2014.



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More pictures of the Alley of Lanterns in the local press.

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N.Gogol bust at the intersection of this street and Lenin Street.

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The biggest outdoors stadium in Brest can hold over 10,000 spectators.

Glimpses of the street



The houses on the southern side.

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The City Center of Culture is a big venue for various cultural life and art amateur activities.

There are some rare species of trees in front of it: blue spruces, thuyas, box hedges.

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Brest Music College is another culture venue nearby. It has a good concert hall. The building is between the stadium and the City Center of Culture.

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School #9 is opposite the City Center of Culture at the corner of Naganov Street.

Colorado spruces greet the schoolchildren, coming to the school.

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Performers of the historical reenactment of the war outbreak of 1941 are marching across Lenin Street by Gogol bust.

The houses on the southern side between Lenin Street and K.Marx Street.

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Brest, Belarus, Gogol Str.

After the reconstruction in summer 2007

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The trees in the middle of Gogol Street resemble a boulevard, they make the broad street look attractive for Bresters. It is a new shopping street.

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Here Gogol Street crosses Komsomolskaya Street.

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The northern side between Komsomolskaya St. and Sovietskaya Str.

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The construction of a huge block of flats required more space and a tiny house (right) with an arch was pulled down in October 2008.

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During the construction of the block of flats the black mark on the corner of the old house on the left reminds of the arch.

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A humble replica of the arch is embedded in the facade of the new house today.

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the building of the stomatological clinics at the corner of Kuybyshev and Gogol Street.

At the intersection of Gogol Street and Kosmonavtov Boulevard.

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The monument to the first Hero of Belarus, military pilot Vladimir Karvat.


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