WorldViews: The colorful history of this Soviet monument in Bulgaria, and why it angers Russia

By Adam Taylor, February 26, 2014

The continuing destruction of Soviet-era monuments in Ukraine has caused a stir in Russia, where such monuments are often linked to a historical pride for the sacrifices made during World War II. This week the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that the country was "outraged" by the "barbaric anti-Russia action" taking place in Ukraine.

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