Thousands of Socialists took part in the traditional gathering of the Left here on Saturday to mark the 130th anniversary of the organized Socialist movement in Bulgaria. A week ahead of the snap parliamentary elections, the top-of-the-list MP candidates of BSP for Bulgaria and representatives of its coalition partners gathered on Mounm Buzludzha.
The Buzludzha Monument will receive a $ 185,000 grant from the American Getty Foundation. The aim is to prepare a plan for its conservation and future use. This is said in a publication on the site of the organization, which describes the building as a "masterpiece of civil engineering" and "an indispensable part of Bulgarian history".
Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, and the European Investment Bank Institute published today a technical and financial report comprising an action plan to preserve and develop the Buzludzha Monument in Bulgaria. The building was listed among the 7 Most Endangered heritage sites in Europe in 2018, following a nomination made by the Buzludzha Project Foundation.
The renovation of the Buzludja monument would cost 7.5 million leva, the roof of the building urgently needs to be repaired, it should be declared a monument of culture and decided which state structure will govern it. The owner can then apply for European funds for its reimbursement. Its future functions must be publicly discussed. One of the possible options is to become a modern museum.
The doors of Bulgaria's iconic Buzludzha monument have been opened for the first time in eight years as preparations get underway to restore the communist-era landmark.
A group of journalists were allowed to enter the saucer-shaped building, which was built in 1981 by Bulgarian communists as a tribute to the creation of the Bulgarian socialist movement.
A helicopter with VIP tourists will land on May 13 at the site of the Buzludzha Monument. The foreigners have expressed their wish to explore the Communist era saucer from 15.00 to 18.30, a permission for this was already requested from the regional governor Gergana Mikova, and she, in turn, informed the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Interior in Stara Zagora.