The inscription on the banner on the monument to the Tsar: “Thank you Russia! We remember our history!”
According to lifenews.ru Bulgaria celebrated the anniversary of the liberation from the Ottoman yoke. Solemn events were held in the capital Sofia. The organizer of the national demonstration called by the civil initiative “For the sovereignty of Bulgaria and States around the world.”
Participants marched from the building to the presidential Palace by the Russian Church to the monument to Emperor Alexander II who liberated Bulgaria from Ottoman rule in 1877-1878 war, when the national militia fought side by side with Russian soldiers.
In the beginning the trucks were young people from International youth organization “Association of the knights of the Bulgarian Khan Asparuh”. The protesters also carried placards with inscriptions: “on 3 March — day of Bulgaria’s liberation from Ottoman rule. Thank Russia. We remember history,” “Patriotism — national ideal”. Some hands were portraits of Russian Emperor and generals of Tsar Alexander II, Tsar Nicholas Romanov, generals Nikolai Stoletov and Joseph Gurko, General-Lieutenant Pavel Zotov, Bulgarian heroes Hristo Botev, Vasil Levski, Georgi Benkovski.
At the foot of the monument to the Tsar liberator rally. Here said thank Russia and the Russian people have laid down their lives for the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke. Activists have noted that many are now trying to substitute the notion of the “Ottoman yoke” on “the Turkish presence in Bulgaria”, which, essentially, is an attempt to change history.
Many young people from International youth organization “Association of the knights of the Bulgarian Khan Asparuh” on the chest of the St. George ribbon.
The protesters walk past the Russian Church
In a sign of respect and gratitude at the monument to the Tsar anthem of Russia
The participants congratulate the representatives of the Russian Embassy
Milena Galabinov – Deputy Chairman of the “Bulgarian Association of Knights — Khan Asparuh”:
“Brothers, you know, the Bulgarian people are with You! 90% of the Bulgarian people. No matter how elite, Russia remains in the heart of the Bulgarian forevermore…”
According to Federal News Agency to honour the memory of those who died for the liberation of Bulgaria in 1877-78, SHIPKA attended by more than 70 thousand people. Such a large number of people did not come to SHIPKA since 1978, when under the leadership of the Bulgarian Communist party celebrated the 100th anniversary of the event.
More than 5,000 cars formed a tube length of about 20 km, so that even the Vice President of Bulgaria Margarita Popova was able to get to the monument at the top with a delay of an hour. There she met her mnogogranny shout “Resignation!”, and at the mention of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and the Minister of education, Meglena Kuneva heard the cheers and tight.
Photos from SHIPKA. Source
Video of SHIPKA
Sophia in tens of thousands of citizens marched through the main streets with Russian and Bulgarian flags. Among them was the Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the world Boxing champion Nikolai Valuev, who specially arrived for this purpose in Bulgaria. Later he, along with members of the Bulgarian Parliament lit candles in the Russian Church of St. Nicholas in memory of Russian soldiers killed during the liberation of Bulgaria. In the final procession was charged with many flowers at the monument to Russian Emperor Alexander II at the National Assembly (Parliament) of Bulgaria.
In addition to the civil initiative “For the sovereignty of Bulgaria and States all over the world” in the action also took the party “Attack” led by its leader Volanom Siderova. Near the temple-monument St. Alexander Nevsky, the state Duma Deputy Nikolai Valuev gave a congratulatory speech and delivered a message to Bulgarians on the occasion of Sergei Naryshkin. Then awarded Wohlen Siderova the order.
Nikolai Valuev read greetings and awarded the order of Wohlen Siderova:
In addition, the site is Russian Bulgaria reported that supporters of the party “Attack” in the centre of Sofia has trampled the flag of the EU:
The party “Attack” begin preparations for the exit of Bulgaria from NATO and the EU, said the leader of the party is Free of seeders at a rally at the NIR before the traditional party processions in honor of the national holiday – the day of liberation, according to “Channel 3”.
Seeders reported that throughout the country committees will be established, which will speed up the process. Otherwise, the country will turn into a huge refugee camp, he warned.
“We started preparations for the withdrawal from NATO and the search for military-political Union with Russia, only this can save us from the horrendous wave of migrants,” said seeders.
He reminded that Bulgaria became a member of NATO and the EU without asking the opinion of the Bulgarian people. “Today we have no army, the sky is guarded by foreign aircraft, which means that States no longer”, – said the seeders, adding that he hopes for a revival of part of the political elite.
Before the rally, party supporters disrupted the NIR with the EU flag and stomped on it shouting “Down with evropeiskii Union!” and “Down with NATO)!”.
Also the site is Russian Bulgaria reported on the statement of the President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev on the national holiday:
In his welcoming speech before the diplomatic corps accredited in Bulgaria, politicians and public figures, the President said that even before his release, the leaders of the Bulgarian people realized that the path runs together with the Bulgarians of the most democratic and progressive Nations.
“Then, our revivalists, following their deep Pro-European convictions, charted a direction that we strive for today – to democracy, justice, equality and tolerance. I am proud to be President of such a nation, whose Revival, national heroes, rodoljub, patriots, raised the ideals and direction of Bulgarians-deserved place of Bulgaria in the European community of Nations and to the pure and Holy Republic, whose modern read – the democracy of European type and a socially responsible economy, “said Plevneliev.
“As long as we have pride and dignity, we will always revere the heroism of those who died for the freedom of Bulgaria and confident to go the chosen way – creating a democracy of European type. We will take its rightful and natural place in a United Europe. With dignity we will defend national ideals, national interests and values of the European community to which they belong“, said Plevneliev
PS. That is, neither the gratitude to Russia, but a lot of words about European values and place in a United Europe.