Fraternal Barrow to the Fallen in the Antifascist Struggle

Location: Varna, Bulgaria

Completed: 1959

Architects: Lyubomir Dalchev, Anna Dalcheva, Petâr Kutsarov, Ivan Kovachev, Ivan Neshev, Nikola Terziev, Veselin Nachev (sculptors), Kostadin Yarâmov, Boris Dalchev and Nedelcho Paskalev (architects)

Alternative name: Pantheon of the Fallen in the Fight Against Fascism

Genre: War memorial, Socialist monument, former Eastern Bloc

The sculpture on top of the pantheon represents two soldiers in the thick of battle. One of the soldiers is wounded and the other one is protecting him while, at the same time, continuing to fight. The base of the monument is an ossuary, the sides of which are adorned with relief depicting various scenes such as the welcoming of Soviet soldiers, the struggle of the ordinary people against fascism and the euphoria of life under communist rule. More information about Bulgaria’s communist-era monuments and memorials.

Fraternal Barrow to the Fallen in the Antifascist Struggle in Varna, Bulgaria | War memorial | Socialist monument | former Eastern Bloc

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