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Monument of Liberty description and photos - Bulgaria: Ruse. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Monument of Liberty.
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The national liberation war of the inhabitants of Bulgaria, the struggle for their freedom and independence of the country is inextricably linked with the history of the Russian-Turkish military confrontation in 1877-1878, therefore the Freedom Monument, located in the center of the city Rousse, dedicated to the victims who died during this war for the liberation of the Bulgarian inhabitants from the Ottoman yoke. The monument, the author of which was the famous Italian sculptor of the late 19th - early 20th century, Arnoldo Zocchi, was inaugurated in 1908 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the country's liberation.
The monument looks like a pyramid, at the top of which is a statue of a woman holding a sword , and below - two lions of bronze, one of which holds a shield, and the other breaks the chains with his teeth. Curious fact: it was originally planned that instead of a woman, a sculpture of the autocrat of the Russian Empire Alexander II will be crowned with a woman, but the king of Bulgaria Ferdinand I, who gravitated towards Germany, changed the construction project. However, one should not assume that the name of this king was forgotten in Bulgaria - a grandiose monument with Emperor Alexander II riding a horse (by the way, by the same sculptor - Arnoldo Tsokki) is located in the very center of Sofia, the heart of Bulgaria.
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