Russia praises Bulgaria on freedom from Ottomans

By Monitoring Desk
Sunday – March 4, 2018
MOSCOW (Russia): Russian president Vladimir Putin sent his greetings on Saturday to Bulgarian president Rumen Radev on the 140th anniversary of Bulgaria’s ‘liberation’ from the “Ottoman oppression” and reminded Radev on how valiantly Russian and Bulgarian militia combatted the Ottoman rage.

According to an official statement, Putin said, “We pay tribute to the memory of Russian soldiers and Bulgarian militia who fought shoulder to shoulder at Shipka and near Plevna.”

He mentioned, “Thanks to their courage and self-sacrifice the ancient Bulgarian Statehood was restored.”

Putin held, “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.”

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