102nd anniversary of the monument to Alexander II “The Liberator”
The monument to “The Liberator”, dedicated to emperor Alexander II of Russia, was finished and blessed in 1907 – in the memory of the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the war between Russia and Turkey. This year, the monument celebrates it’s 102nd anniversary.
“In front of the National Assembly in the capital of Bulgaria majestically sits the monument of the “Tsar-Liberator”. The mounted statue of the Liberator stands on a polished, granite pedestal. The tsar holds the just-read manifesto that declared war against Turkey in his right hand. He just read it to the Russian folk and the Russian army, gathered by the thousands on the broad city square of Kishnev”. Thus begins the book of Stoyan Zaimov – “The holy places of grateful Bulgaria. From Sofia to Pleven”, published in 1912.