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Monument to the Soviet Army


The Monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia, Bulgaria, stands in Prince’s Garden and was erected in 1954 to honor the Soviet Red Army. Its construction occurred a decade after the September 9th coup in 1944.

Over the years, the monument has become a subject of debate regarding its significance, purpose, and future. Since 2011, it has been involved in various acts of political art, often serving as a focal point for protests against the policies of the former Soviet Union and contemporary Russia.

The monument’s fate reflects changing political sentiments and the evolving relationship between Bulgaria and Russia. The debates and actions surrounding it underscore the complex historical and political narratives associated with monuments, particularly those tied to the legacy of the Soviet era.

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