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The freedom monument (SHIPKA)

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The freedom monument (SHIPKA)

Place description

The Freedom monument dedicated to the heroes of the defense of SHIPKA pass one of the key events in the history of Russian-Turkish confrontation of 1877-1878 and of the struggle of Bulgarian people for liberation. In this battle the Bulgarian militia fought shoulder to shoulder with the army of the Russian Empire against the Ottoman invaders. The monument is located on peak Stoletov, named after one of the heroes of the battle – Russian General Nikolay Grigoryevich Stoletov. The Freedom monument was designed by sculptor Alexander Andreev and architect Atanas Dalkovym and built on the donations of the inhabitants of Bulgaria.

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