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Address: in a park near Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Communist Sofia Walking Tour
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Old times

In memory of the Sovjet army which once occupied the country. Nowadays a bone of contention: tear it down or leave it the way it is ? Forget about it or does it belong to the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Brasschaat, Belgium
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Brasschaat, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In memory of the Sovjet army which once occupied the country. Nowadays a bone of contention: tear it down or leave it the way it is ? Forget about it or does it belong to the national history ? The adjacent statues have been painted several times in vivid colours (see pictures on internet). Not all memories are that good.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best outdoor places in the city to meet young people. It's super crowded during the warm seasons. Everybody's outside with a beer in their hand. A lot of friendly people. It's a great place to socialise and to rest during sightseeing.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Splendid but looks a little tired - parts need to be replaced and also the graffiti needs to be removed.

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Carlow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks like they are allowing it to fall apart naturally! Worth having a look. The park itself is interesting with lots of skateboarding would- be champs.

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It's obvious the Bulgarian's don't care about this soviet era monument. It's not maintained, it's got graffiti on it and large parts of the base of the monument are falling away. The sculptures are impressive at the entrance to the monument though and well worth a look. How times change....

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Thank DaveRuss
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Just a leftover statue from communist times. You can clearly see that Sofia hates this statue, as they do nothing at all to preserve it. As our city guide said, the Bulgarians like to forget instead of preserve their past. This is an example of that line of thinking.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This monument is interesting but we were disappointed to see the superhero paint was not left on. Just be aware that it is technically owned by Russia and is protected by international law so whilst some locals may resent it, it has to stay. The park around it is OK but nothing special

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

However this one has some interesting grafitti artists that sometimes paint it, you will see the multi coloured soldiers if you are lucky and get there before they clean it off. I know it is a war memorial and perhaps such actions are inappropraite but the artists do make some amazing changes to the structure. Its worth the visit if... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This one is NOT EVEN a real monument.No one visits it for its cultural or historical value.It is in a key location though,mostly for young people,scatters and the annual Pride parade. If You ever go near it-not even worth to take a picture of.

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Ashdod, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Interesting place to visit. Reminding for soviet soldiers died for liberation of Bulgaria in WW2. A little bit old. but still very impressive.

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