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Soviet Army Monument

in a park near Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
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in a park near Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Large structure in a small park that is near the university. The smaller statues near the base of the monument are more representative of the Soviet era. There are nice views towards the mountains.

Thank DavidJHopcroft
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always difficult to judge a monument that is so divisive. Do you rate the monument itself or what it stands for? Personally, I think it's a fantastic piece of work - a large pedestal bedecked with a Soviet soldier and Bulgarians, which looms over...More

Thank TKShrewsbury
Reviewed 1 week ago

According to my Communist Tour guide, the Bulgarians built this monument to the Soviet Army even though they didn't do much. According to the guide, he stated no Soviet army soldiers died during WWII. Now, you will find this is a place that young people...More

Thank LAM487
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was built in 1954 to honor the Soviet troops in Bulgaria during World War II, losing their lives. Although this monument is a memory of the Russian military forces that helped Bulgaria, sculptors and the surrounding parks have become a popular place for protest...More

Thank Erkan Ö
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely monument surrounded by statues that really make you stop and reflect on the more human side of history. The park is lovely and worth a stroll though.

Thank Restless13Soul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, the monument is in need of some attention as with many of these monuments in Eastern Europe. However, still a must-see for any history enthusiast!

Thank James19941
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, just a statue in a park. If that's your thing. I took this photo while driving by in a taxi. Maybe if you get out of the car and walk closer you will be really impressed.

Thank jeff s
Reviewed June 2, 2017

I'm glad the monument is still here, very easy for modern states to air brush things away by building a multi story car park over them or sililar. But compared to many other Soviet memorials in Eatern Europe this one is among the most run...More

Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed June 1, 2017

The monument erected in gratitude to the Red Army for its role in dislodging the Nazis influence from Bulgaria has been a most controversial spot since the fall of the communism. However, youngsters gather around its steps and decorated walls to drink and chill out...More

Thank BerniRoig
Reviewed May 5, 2017

The Monument to the Soviet Army was built in 1954 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the liberation by the Soviet Army from the Nazi occupation of Bulgaria during World War II. Over the past decade the monument has been the focal point...More

Thank Ken M
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