Dominated by the regional administration building at one end, since 1999 the square has been decorated with a large statue of Ukraine’s national poet, Taras Shevchenko. In 2001 a grass lawn was installed, with lights. In 2011 a fountain was re-installed. On the left side of the square, there’s a rose garden and right behind it is the building of the History Faculty of Uzhgorod National University, built in 1975. On the right side there’s a building which was formerly the court of the Czechoslovakian province called Subcarpathian Rus. The portico of that building is decorated with the statue of Themis – goddess of justice. Now, it’s home to the Knowledge Society and the Regional Trade Union.