Sofia City Hall Guards Unknown Soldier Monument from Vandals

Society | May 4, 2010, Tuesday // 15:45| Views: | Comments: 0
Sofia City Hall Guards Unknown Soldier Monument from Vandals: Sofia City Hall Guards Unknown Soldier Monument from Vandals The Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Sofia has a plaque with verses from the poem “The New Cemetery near Slivnitsa,” of great poet and writer, Ivan Vazov. Photo by BGNES

The city Hall in Bulgaria's capital Sofia begins Tuesday regular video-monitoring of the area around the Monument of the Unknown Soldier.

The signal from the security cameras is sent to the municipal building's video-control center, which is connected directly to the police.

The measure was triggered by the more and more frequent acts of vandalism, which include graffiti paintings and several instances of extinguishing of the eternal flame in front of the monument.

The monument is located in downtown Sofia and was erected in 1981 in commemoration of Bulgarian soldiers who have perished in different wars and on the occasion of the 1300th anniversary of the establishment of the Bulgarian State. It is the work of architect Nikola Nikolov.

The monument combines the eternal flame, soil from the battles of Stara Zagora and Shipka during the Russian - Turkish Liberation War (1877 – 1878), a figure of the national symbol- the lion, created by renowned sculptor, Andrey Nikolov, and a plaque with verses from the poem “The New Cemetery near Slivnitsa,” of great poet and writer, Ivan Vazov.

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