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  • #31
    Originally posted by nemipuka View Post
    Another hill, another big monument:

    https://imgur.com/a/01PkTR0

    This one was simply a temple for worshiping of communism, build in 1981 at the Buzludzha hill. According to the legend, on the same place the Bulgarian Communist Party held its first congress in August 1891. Currently, the monument is crumbling.
    Pictures from the interior before and now:

    https://i.imgur.com/SUZnEIP.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/CCGZPxQ.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/uaZWZAX.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/4plaTT8.jpg
    looking at photos, i chose communism.
    Last edited by merk666; 12-06-2018, 02:29 PM.

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    • #32
      This one was commemorating the 1300-year anniversary of the creation of Bulgaria:

      https://i.imgur.com/uhHgkCu.jpg
      https://imgur.com/a/uPZhYRW
      https://imgur.com/a/X6cKWJ6
      https://imgur.com/a/6LOl5i1

      Due to errors during the construction, it began to crumble shortly after completion. It was demolished recently.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by merk666 View Post
        looking at photos, i chose communism.
        Well socrealism had its charm and belive it or not actualy early socrealism was notable for use of high quality building materials and exceptional craftsmanship.

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        • #34
          More constructivism




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          • #35
            --- OFF TOPIC ---

            Another grand monument on a hill, but this one is different:

            https://imgur.com/a/MkevjHb

            Completed in 1930 under the Kingdom of Bulgaria, it commemorate the people who stopped the Ottoman army advance at the Battle of the Shipka Pass during the 1877-1878 Russian-Turkish war. I'm posting it just to show that there are also a great sites of memorial architecture in Bulgaria.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by nemipuka View Post
              --- OFF TOPIC ---
              Another grand monument on a hill, but this one is different:
              https://imgur.com/a/MkevjHb
              Completed in 1930 under the Kingdom of Bulgaria, it commemorate the people who stopped the Ottoman army advance at the Battle of the Shipka Pass during the 1877-1878 Russian-Turkish war. I'm posting it just to show that there are also a great sites of memorial architecture in Bulgaria.
              this "people" was russian army.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by merk666 View Post
                this "people" was russian army.

                "5,000 Bulgarian volunteers and 2,500 Russian troops repulsed an attack against the peak by a nearly 40,000 strong Ottoman army."
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shipka_Pass

                ... but let's not turn this thread into another chest-beating fart-smelling contest.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by nemipuka View Post
                  "5,000 Bulgarian volunteers and 2,500 Russian troops repulsed an attack against the peak by a nearly 40,000 strong Ottoman army."
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shipka_Pass
                  ... but let's not turn this thread into another chest-beating fart-smelling contest.
                  it's bs. in this 6 days events russian army lost 2850 kia, when bulgarian volunteers - about 500. at very beginning Shipka had 5000 defenders, and half of them(according to other data - 1/3) were bulgarian volunteers. defenders groupment was reinforced by russian army units and reached about 14-15 000 in few days. with full respect to bulgarian volunteers, who fought brave along russian army, in general it was the russian army combat.

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                  • #39
                    Due to Soviet-style industrialization of Bulgaria (small agricultural kingdom when the communists took power) there was sharp need of more electricity. And with the ambition to compare with the most advanced countries at that time, the chois was put on Nuclear Energy. The construction of the first reactor began on 6 April 1970 as part of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant and completed in 1974. Five more reactors were built later on the site.


                    With the end of Communism the whole thing was revealed to be neglected, poorly managed and in condition of horrific decay:




                    Compilation of Communist-era TV newsreels and pictures:




                    Communist-era magazine:

                    https://i.imgur.com/4aMp7gi.jpg
                    https://imgur.com/a/3855iBg
                    https://imgur.com/a/3od21n9
                    https://imgur.com/a/eDxTENd
                    https://imgur.com/a/0E4Pd7f
                    Last edited by nemipuka; 04-08-2018, 12:59 PM.

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