On May 05 this year, activities dedicated to the celebration of Victory Day were held in the city of Pazardzhik. Participation in the «Immortal Regiment» campaign was organized, as well as laying flowers at the Mass Grave of soviet soldiers. The solemn events were attended by representatives of «Rossotrudnichestvo» in Bulgaria, the movement "Russophiles" and the Club "Compatriots" of the sister city.
As part of the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow on June 22th this year, representatives of the mayor's office and residents of the sister city of Pazardzhik engaged in commemorative events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. On this day there was the ceremony of laying flowers at the monument to Russian and Soviet soldiers who died in the Republic of Bulgaria.
On August 09th this year, in the sister city of Pazardzhik, there was an official opening ceremony of the monument to the hero of the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-1878, General Nikolai Brok, under whose command parts of the Moscow Regiment were the first to enter Pazardzhik and helped to liberate the city.
The special event was attended by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Bulgaria Eleonora Mitrofanova, ex-President of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov, as well as representatives of local authorities and public, residents of the sister city.
Eleonora Mitrofanova noted in her speech, that the history of the exploits of Russian soldiers and Bulgarian civil guardsmen is carefully preserved in the memory of the Russian and Bulgarian peoples. The monument was consecrated by the Metropolitan of Plovdiv, Bishop of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, emphasizing the importance of the monument as a symbol of the struggle for the freedom of the homeland.