President Radev Addresses Event Marking Anniversary of Revolutionary Vassil Levski
On Thursday Bulgaria marked the 147th death anniversary of its Apostle of Liberty, revolutionary Vassil Levski.
Addressing a commemorative ceremony at Levski's monument in Sofia, President Rumen Radev said that Bulgaria's freedom and dignity are neither inherited not possible to borrow. "Every generation fights its own battles for them. Our battle for Levski's ideal is now," Radev said.
The head of State went on to say that the free speech, fair elections, separation of powers that underpin democracy "have been abducted and marred".
Radev said that the cause of Bulgaria's woes is the people's despondency, acquiescence with dishonesty, plunder, poverty, injustice.
The ceremony was also addressed by Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and writer Zdravka Evtimova. National Assembly Chair Tsveta Karayancheva, other MPs, politicians and many people attended the event.