Internatsionalnaya Street

Brest, Belarus, Internatsionalnaya Street

The street is 1 km long, running west to east. That is mostly a residential street running along the riverside. It parallels Masherov Avenue on one side and Mukhavets River on the other. Frankly, I like the street most, as I ...... live here in the last high-rise.

The previous names:

Russian period

Pivovarnaya ulitsa (Brewery street), as once there was a beer brewery here.

Polish period

Szpitalna ulica (Hospital Street), as once there was an old Jewish hospital in the street.

Soviet period

Internatsionalnaya ulitsa (International Street), as a tribute to the Soviet internationalism. The street runs to eastwards from Lenin Street and the river port.

Glimpses of the street



Brest, Belarus, Internatsionalnaya Street

Venezia Caffe pizzeria is associated with voyages, being close to the river port.
A huge anchor in front adds the spirit of a voyage.

Brest, Belarus, Internatsionalnaya Street

Cafe offers Italian specialities: pizza and others.



Brest, Belarus, Internatsionalnaya Street

Tashkent Restaurant offers Uzbek specialities. After the redesign in 2015 the facade reminds more of the Ark of Bukhara, than anything in Tashkent.

Residential houses

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The old and new meet here.

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The view of the northern side, lined with prefabricated 5-storied buildings. Views in winter and in summer.

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All of a sudden 2 horsemen appeared in the morning. I tried to speak to them.

Brest, Belarus, Internatsionalnaya Street

Without saying a word, they proudly passed by. Was it my imagination?



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Here 17th September Street ends by the river.

The cranes of the river port are seen on the northern riverbank at the end of the street. Father west is the Brest Fortress, the Bug River and Poland.

The cranes of the river port are seen on the northern riverbank at the end of the street. Further westwards is the Brest Fortress, the Bug River and Poland.

The 3 high-rise buildings on the southern side of the street.



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The view on the high-rises from the opposite riverbank.

Brest, Belarus, Internatsionalnaya Street

Less than a dozen of old structures remained in the street. Sov. Porgranichnikov Street meets here Internatsionalnaya Street. The house at the corner attracts passers-by by its bright red red brick walls. It was built by the Jewish community in the late 19th century, to house a hospital.

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The house was renovated in 2002-2004. Today it is an office building. Less than a dozen of old structures remained in the street.

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The view in spring, when the trees are in blossoms.

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The spring bloom between high-rises. In the background the roof of the former redbrick hospital and the Intourist Hotel.

The middle part of the street is intersected by 17th September Street and Sovietskaya Street, making up a big open space.

From this point, that is in the middle of the street, the western part of the street is seen ahead:3 high-rise buildings  were constructed in the 1970s - 1990s, 14 stories high each, on the southern side.



Brest, Belarus, Internatsionalnaya Street

May 2005

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January 2009
The 5-storied building on the right side of the street underwent reconstruction in 2008. The walls of the house were coated with thermo insulation to keep it warm in winter.

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Old gardens in bloom amid taday's riverside park are reminding of the pre-war wooden cottages which were pulled down some decades ago. However, the gardens remained, reminding of the quiet life by the river in the past.



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The eastern end of the street has a dairy, producing ice-cream (left).



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