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Post 06 Sep 2010, 17:54
Some somewhat bleak pictures of socialists monuments around Bulgaria: ... index.html

Post 06 Sep 2010, 18:01
The second picture was damn depressing:

Most of those are some very interesting looking monuments. I hope somebody will do something to preserve them. It would be a shame to see some of those go.
Post 06 Sep 2010, 18:13
So beautiful and so sad. It's a fragging shame that no one seem to be doing anything to preserve such monuments.
Post 07 Sep 2010, 00:10
I bet the Bulgarian authorities wish to erase every trace of their Marxist history from the trail and by leaving the monument to rot, they present themselves to the world as a modern, capitalist country.
Post 07 Sep 2010, 14:56
Doesn't every Eastern European country wish to erase their socialist past? I wonder what the second pic would've looked like in its heyday, wish my living room looked like that.
Post 07 Sep 2010, 19:09
I think Hungary has a park for its old monuments.
Post 07 Sep 2010, 19:19
I saw that park,for like 10 seconds from the bus.
Very interesting.
I remember seeing Marx and Engels,and Stalin's boots.
Shame these guide gits didn't want to stop there.
Post 07 Sep 2010, 20:04
it's a pretty lousy park to be honest. small and not that much to see. in slovenia we have statues like this all around in the cities, parks and streets. it might sounds like an interesting attraction but honestly it's just a way to deal with "unwanted" past.
Post 13 Sep 2010, 00:59
I wish the government would preserve these things
Post 15 Sep 2010, 05:38
What ever the capitalists do, they'll never be able to do anything about Lenin's bust in Antartica.
Post 16 Sep 2010, 01:54
Red Commissar wrote:
What ever the capitalists do, they'll never be able to do anything about Lenin's bust in Antartica.
I hadn't heard of this one:

When they finish melting the Poles the statue will be in an even harder place to visit.

Even if the current regime in Bulgaria holds no love for Communism. They should still protect this stuff as part of their heritage and history. Apart from anything else preserving such structures could be justified in the same way that they have Holocaust memorials (I'm not equating them - just imagining arguments they could use).
Post 16 Sep 2010, 03:32
Yeah, that's the Lenin bust I was referring to. I read about it in an article a year and a half ago- some expedition team took a hike to the pole of inaccessibility, where an old soviet research station was. What's funny is that's the top of a mostly buried cabin:


Anyways going back to these Bulgarian relics, I like the amphitheater looking one. Are there any pictures of it in better times?
Post 17 Sep 2010, 01:09
When they finish melting the Poles the statue will be in an even harder place to visit.

Not really, there's mountains beneath the Antarctic Ice.

Also, I don't know. You can't seriously expect the bourgeoisie to care for Lenin statues.
Post 17 Sep 2010, 05:28
They're just hating on Lenin's mad basketball skills.

Post 18 Sep 2010, 09:46
Haha, that's awesome. Lenin's still shooting basketballs from beyond the grave.
Post 03 Nov 2011, 15:05
Some good news from Bulgaria - they have opened a Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia

There are some more pictures from Buzludja here:

I found this old picture from when it was built:



I have some pictures from my hometown as well if anyone is interested? There are some monuments left from our Socialist years.

P.S. In the article about the new museum it states that the Buzludja monument will be given back to the Socialist Party to do with it as it pleases. I think they will try and restore some of it, seen as they hold rallies there every year
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