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"Gen. Skobelev on his horse" appears today in Bulgaria

September 11 2007

In the Bulgarian town of Pleven will be inaugurated today a monument to the hero of the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878. General Mikhail Skobelev. Monument to "General Skobelev on the horse" by sculptor and architect Vladimir Surovtseva Victor Pasenko transferred to Russia as a gift to Bulgaria after the 130-th anniversary of the famous epic of Pleven and the city was liberated from Ottoman yoke. The monument was called the day of the third assault of Pleven, where the 20000th unit of Russian soldiers under the command of Gen. Skobelev managed to take the first two redoubts, block the way into town.

The monument was erected at the beginning of the boulevard that bears the name of the famous Russian commander and leads into the park, which is also named in his honor. will be held today at the official opening ceremony of the monument will take part of the People's Assembly of Bulgaria Georgi Pirinski, Bulgarian politicians and public figures, as well as a delegation from Moscow, Russian diplomats, residents of Pleven. News reports.

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