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Soviet Army Monument

in a park near Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ranked #38 of 64 attractions in Sofia
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you are taking a walk from the Eagle Square (Orlov most) to the Parliament, you can hardly miss this giant monument facing the central building of the University of Sofia. A must see. In the recent years, young anonymous artists have painted graffiti on the monument on various occasions, with refreshing results.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

I didn't know if I should give this one star or five. Either way it's great. You get a clear picture of how the soviets saw themselves, and you know exactly how the locals feel about the soviets nowadays. Kids have turned the foreground into a skate park. Everything is covered in graffiti, some of it none too nice, and... More

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Genève, Suisse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

One of the last remaining Soviet monument still standing in Europe. It glorify the red Army after it "freed" Bulgaria. Though Bulgaria was never invaded by German armies during 2nd worlwide... Dont miss this last reminder of Europe before the fall of the wall. Another monument similar to this one is standing in the coast city of Burgas

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is a monument complex dedicated to the soviet warriors and army which helped the liberation of Bulgaria in the late 1870s. The main monument is surrounded by smaller ones depicting different battle scenes. The complex is surrounded by a small but neat and nice park with a small children's play ground at one corner. It is located at main... More

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

impressive! in a nice park near the university. I would suggest you to go there for a walk.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The majority of Bulgarians despise this monument and it is nothing special to see. Periodically it becomes interesting because of funny graffiti, such as when the soldiers were redecorated to be superheroes.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

It may be tainted with unpleasant Soviet heritage, but nevertheless for the young generation it is simply a perfect meeting spot to hang out, drink a beer and, for many of them, skate as well. And for a social commentary you can go on the net and see what an unknown street artist did to it. (Unfortunately, it wasn't long... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Better take a look a the superb garden where is situated the monument. This garden was designed by one of the former bulagrian kings and was a sort of botanic garden. Nowadays is still very attractive. The monument it'self is nothing but a monument to te Soviet domination of Bulgaria. Whatever, better see it.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

If you are looking for remnants of Bulgaria's recent past, this monument is worth seeing. You'd better hurry, they might bring it down like many works of communism, who knows.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Ok, it is a monument but unless it mans something to you, I think there is not much to see there. If you get there, anyway, take the time to see the Eagles Bridge nearby. Again, it is not that impressive but it is a great landmark for Sofia. Then go the Sofia University and Alexander Nevski Church (more like... More

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