As was mentioned in the post Bulgaria museum enshrines Soviet era about Bulgaria opening up a museum dedicated to life under socialism and Soviet influence. The museum has now been officially opened by a plethora of the top government officials with a prediction of it to soon become a top tourist attraction in Sofia.
Bulgaria’s Museum of Socialist Art officially opened its doors to visitors Monday.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov, Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Defense Minister Anyu Angelov, Environment Minister Nona Karadzhova, Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski, Regional Minister Lilyana Pavlova and Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.
“We have combed through every basement of every town. Socialism is not an invention of artists, but of politics, but the museum shows true mastery”, Minister Rashidov proudly declared.
“A people that does not build museums, churches and roads has no way of going down in history”, he pointed out, adding that “After all, there must be a way leading to the museums and the churches”.
The second to give a speech in the course of the ceremony was Simeon Djankov, who said that he had paid no less than 50 visits to the museum while it was being built.
“I came and watched construction unfold. I took my two boys with me to show them how a museum gets built and to tell them about the people whose sculptures are here”, the Finance Minister announced, predicting that the site would turn into one of the biggest tourist attractions in Sofia.
Read the rest of the article at Bulgaria: Bulgaria’s Museum of Socialist Art Welcomes First Visitors – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency.
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