Figure of a Russian soldier with a child
Bachkovo village, Plovdiv district
In the 1990s, residents of the village of Bachkovo, Plovdiv region, decided to build a monument as a sign of gratitude to the Russian soldiers who liberated the village during the Russian-Turkish war. The project was assigned to Viktor Todorov.
The composition is situated at the beginning of Bachkovo village, in a natural niche, to the right of the road in the direction from Asenovgrad to Smolyan.
The sculpture is a massive bronze seated figure of a 19th century Russian soldier, over 2 meters tall. In his right hand, the depicted soldier holds a small child. The limbs of the soldier are solid, expressing strength. The look is calm and noble. All this contrasts with the fragile and almost antique, Renaissance forms of the child, who seems to be in the hands of a fabulous good giant.
The compositional decision and the performance unequivocally suggest the significance of the events and contribute to the preservation of the folk memory.
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