GREETING BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF DEFENCE ON THE OCCASION OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF BULGARIA

DEAR COLLEAGUES,

All of us are on the eve of the National Day of Bulgaria – March 3, the Liberation Day of Bulgaria from the Ottoman dominion!

At this memorable date in the Bulgarian history was signed the peace treaty in San Stefano, which ended the Russo-Turkish War from 1877 to 1878 and Bulgaria resurrected again on the geographic map as an independent state. This became possible after the fierce battles of the Bulgarian militia and the troops under the command of the Russian Emperor Alexander II at Pleven, Stara Zagora, Sheinovo and the Shipka Peak, where their unexemplary heroism was covered with unfaded glory.

Eternal memory of the heroes who gave their lives for the liberation of Bulgaria!