Monument to Bulgarian-Russian Friendship

Location: Chargan, Bulgaria

Completed: 1987

Architects: Ivan Bitrakov, Hristo Malchev (architects), Dimitâr Dimitrov and Zdravko Milushev (sculptors)

Genre: Socialist monument, former Eastern Bloc

The 22-metre monument was unveiled to mark the 70th anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution. The vertical structure consists of four sculptural themes; a Russian and Bulgarian soldier at the base, then a mother and child, a cosmonaut and finally, the goddess of victory, Nike, at the top of the monument. More information about Bulgaria’s communist-era monuments and memorials.

Monument to Bulgarian-Russian Friendship in Chargan, Bulgaria | Socialist monument | former Eastern Bloc

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