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Bulgarians in Moldova pay tribute to the feat of Hristo Botev and the heroes of Bulgaria

Photo: Scientific Society of Bulgarians in the Republic of Moldova

Did you know that in the Moldovan capital Chisinau there is a street named after Hristo Botev? Located about three kilometers from the city center, there stands an impressive monument to the Bulgarian poet, revolutionary and public figure, who died in the Vratsa Balkan on June 1, 1876.

On June 2, 2024, at 11:00 am local time, a solemn ceremony will be held in front of the Monument to Hristo Botev to mark the 148th anniversary of the revolutionary's death and to honor the heroes who died for the freedom and independence of Bulgaria, said the Bulgarian Community in the Republic of Moldova, which, together with the Scientific Society of Bulgarians in Moldova, have invited all people of Bulgarian descent to join the event.

The monument to Hristo Botev in Chisinau was unveiled in 1977. It is the second most significant Bulgarian monument there after the Shipka Obelisk.

"This monument is located more than 550 km from Hristo Botev's homeland, but it is valued with no less love and patriotism", said Vice President Iliana Yotova during the official ceremony for the unveiling of the renovated monument in 2023. It took place on the eve of the Day of the National Revival Leaders.

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Photos: Scientific Society of Bulgarians in the Republic of Moldova; BTA

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