The monument is huge composition with a high bronze statue of a Russian soldier, side-by-side with a Bulgarian worker and a peasant mother and her child, on top of a 34m high obelisk-shaped column.
Now it is painted with graffiti and covered with poster adverts. The park around is a favorite place of skateboarders and bikers performing acrobatics on makeshift ramps.
Partien Dom /Party House/
An imposing colonnaded building and a brilliant example of the postwar Stalinist architecture this was the seat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party until August 1990 when it was torched by the angry mob but without serious damages.
What is missing of the original is the red star on the top. This memorable symbol was removed to mark the end of communist era in Bulgaria. Read more