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“Tsar Liberator” monument


The monument was constructed on the square in front of the National Assembly building during the years 1901-1907, with the sculptor Arnoldo Zocchi being its creator. The monument serves as an expression of gratitude from the Bulgarian people to the Russian liberators who played a crucial role in freeing Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. The centerpiece of the monument is an impressive equestrian statue depicting the Russian Emperor Alexander II, positioned atop a polished granite pedestal. Below the statue, relief compositions are arranged in two belts, depicting scenes from the Russo-Turkish War of Liberation (1877-1878), including moments from the peace negotiations and other relevant events.

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