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Congratulations to Rumen Radev on 140th anniversary of Bulgaria’s liberation from Ottoman oppression

March 3, 2018

Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev on the 140th anniversary of Bulgaria’s liberation from the Ottoman oppression.

The Russian President’s message reads, in part:

“We pay tribute to the memory of Russian soldiers and Bulgarian militia who fought shoulder to shoulder at Shipka and near Plevna. Thanks to their courage and self-sacrifice the ancient Bulgarian statehood was restored.

I am confident that common historical traditions, solid bonds of friendship and mutual assistance, and cultural and spiritual closeness will remain a reliable foundation for the development of multi-faceted cooperation between our countries.

I sincerely wish you good health and success, and wellbeing and prosperity to the brotherly people of Bulgaria.”

March 3, 2018