It’s a library:
This building was not so long ago erected in Minsk by a personal order of Belarus president Mr. Lukashenko. Locals joke: â€œLukashenko had just learned to read and decided to build a library dedicated to this new ability he acquired.â€
He wanted to build an impressive building and therefore made everyone in the country pay for it. Students had to bring money to school for several months. Teachers are still having a part of their salary taken out to pay for this building. Well at least that locals say.
Foreign printed guide books also sometimes are not so serious about this structure: â€œSome say it looks like a diamond. We say it looks like the Death Star. In either case thereâ€™s no denying that the collosal, new home for the National Library now being constructed on the city outskirts is an example of the Soviet â€˜bigger-is-betterâ€™ school of architecture.