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The fate of the large monument of the Soviet Army in downtown Sofia is one of the most controversial issues in today's Bulgaria for two major reasons.
First, because it is a matter of historical memory relevant to the nation's coming to terms with its own communist past with some sort of a consensus – a virtually impossible task, which is much harder for Bulgaria than for other former communist countries such as Poland and Hungary.
Second, because it is a major landmark of the Bulgarian capital, and its preservation, removal, or destruction will affect Sofia's cityscape....
Liked this overview of controversial attitudes. I miss however a clearer emphasis on the monument’s value as architectural and sculptural landmark and the tribute to its creators. It is indisputably an enjoyable sight in our overbuilt capital creating a feeling of calmness, freedom and open space and should be maintained and preserved also because of this value. The alleged disregard of the place by the municipal authorities can’t be justified by political schemes and simplification. They’re rather obliged to the attitude of contemporary interpretation of the history and of the objective role of Russian people obliterating the Nazism.
Regrettably, our society isn’t becoming wiser and moderate. In the same manner as in the former epoch the regime dictated one solely orthodox philosophy, now the currently prevailing political forces (mostly for an election term) try to impose by administrative acts their view on the society instead of cultivating a moderate attitude with respect to pluralism – one of the fundamental values in the beginning of the transition to democracy. Without any sign of pluralism and respect for the others’ opinion anymore, our society is still facing its biggest challenge: unification in the name of national prosperity.
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