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“For our friends.” On the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the war for the liberation of Bulgaria


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On April 12 (24), 2017, 140 years have passed since the beginning of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. In world history this war became unprecedented in sacrifice “for one’s own friend”. Russia had paid a very high price for the liberation of Bulgaria, the independence of Romania, Serbia and Montenegro. Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers rest in mass graves on the Bulgarian land. To this memorable date is a large-scale exhibition project, prepared by the Historical Museum.

The exhibition features weapons and uniforms, awards of famous and unknown heroes, regimental banners, award-winning silver pipes, documents, maps, books, trophies, pictures of famous artists, crosses and icons found on the battlefields, as well as memorial items. Among them – the uniform of Emperor Alexander II and two icons presented to him in 1877 in Bulgaria, the uniform of Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich (future Emperor Alexander III) and his autograph, saber and personal belongings of General MD. Skobelev, Anninsky weapon “For Bravery” of Prince NS. Shcherbatov, who later became director of the Imperial Russian Historical Museum.

  • Title: «За други своя». К 140-летию войны за освобождение Болгарии
  • Title (English translation): “For our friends.” On the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the war for the liberation of Bulgaria
  • Language: Russian
  • Publisher: The State Historical museum
  • Place of Publication: Moscow
  • Year of Publication: 2017
  • ISBN: 978-5-89076-339-6
  • Size: 23х25,5 сm
  • Pages: 336
  • Cover: hardcover
  • Illustrations: color ill.
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