In early March, Bulgaria hosted the presentation of the international humanitarian project of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly “Immortal Memory: Memorials and Monuments”. One of the tasks of the project is the creation of the book “Bulgaria. Victory for All" about the joint military operations of Bulgarian soldiers in cooperation with the Red Army in the liberation of the peoples of Europe from fascism and its publication in English, Bulgarian and Russian.
The project is being implemented by the Lithuanian Military Heritage Institute. In 2019-2021, it has already implemented the project “Book of Memory. Europe” and published books about Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Estonia. Also, a book about Bulgaria was published. The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria and the Foundation for Sustainable Development of Bulgaria took part in the implementation of the project. The project creative team included Bulgarian historians and specialists: representatives of the Faculty of History of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, the Institute of Historical Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the club "Military sailors" of the Union of officers and sergeants of the reserve.
The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sofia hosted a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Bulgaria Eleonora Mitrofanova and Chairman of the Bulgarian All-People's Union “Combat Friendship” Yavor Genov. A creative group has been organized to prepare the book “Bulgaria. Victory for all." It included representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo in Bulgaria, the department of science and education of the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, the Institute of Historical Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Bulgarian All-People's Union "Combat Friendship". There was archival research work, acquaintance with the works of modern Bulgarian historians devoted to the interaction of Bulgarian soldiers with the Red Army carried out. As part of the project, a military memorial website will be created, which will display materials collected during the preparation of the book.
The collection of material is planned to be completed on the eve of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Fatherland Front of Bulgaria - July 17, 2022.
The participants of the meetings in Bulgaria supported the International humanitarian project “Immortal Memory: Memorials and Monuments” and stressed the importance of publishing the book “Bulgaria. Victory for all” in three languages.
In the photo: Laying wreaths and flowers at the monument to Russian doctors killed during the Russo -Turkish war of 1877-1878
In the photo: laying flowers and wreaths at the memorial stella to Tsar Alexander II together with the delegation of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo