Bulgaria commemorates the Treaty of San Stefano

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Sofia's Alexander Nevsky cathedral during Easter

Bulgaria commemorates the Treaty of San Stefano


Bulgaria is celebrating the 138th anniversary of its Liberation from Ottoman rule on March 3.

March 3rd is the date commemorating the signature of the Treaty of San Stefano that ended the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. San Stefano was a village west of Istanbul and was signed by the Russian Counts Nicholas Pavlovich Ignatiev and Alksandr Nelidov.

As a result of the treaty, In March 1878 Bulgaria became autonomous, under Ottoman suzerainty, to become fully independent following the annexat...


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