Monument to General Gurko

Bronze and granite. Height-3m, Sofia (Bulgaria) 2013

On March 2nd, in Sofia, honouring the 135th anniversary of Bulgaria’s liberation from the Ottomans, was inaugurated a monument to the great liberator of the country, General Gurko. The monument was donated by the Moscow government. The ceremony began with a prayer by Neophyte, Patriarch of the Orthodox Church in Bulgaria.

The unveiling ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria, Yuri Isakov, the State Counsellor 1st Class Vi Tkach, the vice-president of Rossotrudnichestvo, Mr. Muradov, the director of the Moscow House, Boris Gromov, the Director of Russian Cultural Centre, Viktor Bazhenov, by representatives of Parliament, by representatives of public organizations, and by the great-grandson of General Gurko.