Complex of brick, partially three- or four-storeyed buildings on the 15, Volodymyrska str. A line of historical development of the Vododymirska, Velyka Zhytomyrska street and Sofia Square. There are services of law and order and court here for about half a century. In pre-revolutionary years it was the citadel of provincial bureaucracy, where the provincial institutions concentrated ("prysutstviya"). A long-lived corps were constructed in the style of late classicism for them, in 1854-57, (Source: Street City Kyiv).
"Prysutstveni" places is imperial tradition, therefore the name is not translated.
Prysutstveni places are called the Kyiv Pentagon, because the building has the shape of pentagon.
In 1934, here the Soviet government planned to lay the largest government space in the world. For this purpose, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, the Church of the Three Saints,"Prysutstveni"could be dismantled and the monument to Bogdan Khmelnytsky was "relocated" to another place. Fortunately, plans were only partially implemented.
- Friend! Draw the first association with Kyiv Pentagon.