The monument commemorating Svetoslav Luchnikov, Minister of Justice during Philip Dimitrov’s government (1991-1992), was unveiled on October 10, 2012, in the capital city. Sculpted by Danko Dankov, with an architectural design by Stefan Beyazov, the monument was initiated by the “Svetoslav Luchnikov” club, led by Prof. Hristo Balarev, and funded by Dr. Georgi Lazarov from the USA, along with deputies from the Blue Coalition.
Born on February 3, 1922, in Ruse, Svetoslav Luchnikov was a prominent lawyer, politician, and public figure. He was a member and eventually the chairman (1993-2002) of the National Club for Democracy following the political changes. His tenure as Minister of Justice and Deputy Prime Minister in the government of Filip Dimitrov showcased his dedication to legislative reforms, notably his work on several bills addressing property restitution post-September 9, 1944. Among his notable legislative contributions was the law named after him, mandating state compensation for owners of expropriated properties when restitution was not feasible. Luchnikov passed away in 2002, leaving behind a legacy of legal and political reform.