- BIRD TWIST
- Mitch Brezounek
Flock of birds liberating
stone bodies, which under their effigies
will in turn be responsible
Of crimes committed.
The monument of the Red Army in Kula was one of the first in Bulgaria, erected in 1947. The creator was Ivan Funev, one of team heads in Sofia in the 1950s for the Monument of the Soviet Army.
The main figure is a woman, full-figured, with floating hair, holding a sword, posed on a pedestal 12 meters high, white stone. The inscription reads: GLORY TO YOU, SOVIET SOLDIERS
This is the only Red Army monument with a female figure in Bulgaria. The sculpture strikingly resembles the female figure, which symbolized the Republic from a monument created in Sofia in 1946 to celebrate the proclamation of Bulgaria as a republic, which was later destroyed. There is another monument in Kula, a pedestal with a rocket launcher Katyusha.
The memorial sign reads: In this region in September 1944 were stationed the Soviet Katyushas
This place is on the outskirts of the town, Vrashka Chuka pass, on the border with Serbia, then Yugoslavia, where there were battles between the Red Army and the Wehrmacht in 1944. The NGO Center for Research of Peace sponsored the restauration and renovation of the monument in 2012. The third memorial dedicated to the Soviet Army in Kula was built in 1985, and stands 1.6 meters high. Its inscription is: Here are buried in 1944 the fallen Soviet soldiers during the battle with the Hitlero-fascists near the town of Kula and the Vrashka Chuka pass