The Russian monument

The Russian monument

The Russian monument is the first monument to be built in the capital of the newly liberated Principality of Bulgaria in 1882 .

The Russian monument was built on the road which Osman Nuri Paşa used to flee from Sofia to Pernik on 22 December 1877.

The Russian monument is an obelisk, a rectangular pyramid with a  three-step pedestal. The eastern side of the memorial features a marble relief of the coat of arms of Russia and the Order of St. George, and a text commemorating Alexander II .

Today, it stands in the middle of an important round junction of the Skobelev and Totleben boulevards.

The Five Corners junction, Macedonia Square and the Pirogov Hospital are located nearby.


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