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.

Monument ‘The Defence of Kavarna’ in Kavarna, Bulgaria | Socialist monument | former Eastern Bloc
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