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A monument to the Tsarist general who helped to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule is to be erected in the capital, Sofia.
Lyubomir Kolarov, head of the Bulgarian Heroes Fund, has announced that a monument to a 19th-century Russian general will be built in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.
Joseph Gurko, 1828-1901, a Russian Field Marshal, took a prominent role in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878.
It is known in Bulgaria as the Liberation War because, as a result of it, the Russian Tsar forced the Ottoman Sultan to create a free Bulgarian state after more than 400 years of Ottoman rule.
General Gurko's monument will be unveiled on March 2, a day before March 3, Bulgaria's Liberation Day.
Kolarov has expressed hopes that the monument will boost the historically friendly ties between Russians and Bulgarians.
More than a hundred monuments built between 1945 and 1989, during the years of Soviet domination, still remain standing in the country.
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