Arc of Liberty Monument

Location: Beklemeto Pass, Bulgaria

Completed: 1980

Architects: Georgi Stoilov (architect) and Velichko Minekov (sculptor)

Genre: War memorial, Socialist monument, former Eastern Bloc

The monument is a double commemoration of the Russian Army. In the first instance, it is dedicated to the Trojan (Lovech-Sevlievo) detachment of the Russian Army, which crossed the Beklemeto Pass as part of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877/78 and, secondly, it commemorates the Red Army’s arrival in the country in 1944 during World War II. More information about Bulgaria’s communist-era monuments and memorials.

Arc of Liberty Monument on Beklemeto Pass, Bulgaria | War memorial | Socialist monument | former Eastern Bloc

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