Monument ‘The Defence of Kavarna’
Location: Kavarna, Bulgaria
Completed: Year created not known
Sculptor: Not known
Genre: Socialist monument, former Eastern Bloc
During the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, Kavarna’s citizens rose up against the irregular soldiers of the Ottoman Army (bashi-bazouk) and liberated the town. Thereafter, it became part of the Principality of Bulgaria, a de facto state that was set up at the end of the war. The Bulgarian inscription on the monument translates to “Kavarna has mainly arisen to protect, it was drowned in blood but arose back from the ashes”. More information about Bulgaria’s communist-era monuments and memorials.
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