If you were born in the Eastern block of Europe, you sure as hell construed a lot of Soviet statues around. Soldiers, proudly reclining in forward in anticipation for a head-on fight with their shoots in hands, fellow compatriots standing in all their prescribing and muscular glorification, big heads of Lenin … You’ve seen them all. While for the older generation, it can really evoke positive sentimentalities, even memories of the splendid Soviet army perhaps, for the young ones these shrines are usually synonymous with the good ole Soviet brain-washing.
The young generation of Bulgarians falls into the latter category. In Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, a huge monument for the Soviet Army was built back in 1954. However, it sure has ascertained better dates, as the mausoleum becomes a victim of vandalism time and again. The city officials clean it merely to find it depicted over again.