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Mystical ruined temple of Communism

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posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 05:31 AM
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In Bulgaria, high in the mountains at an altitude of 1441 meters near Shipka, there is one of the most mystical structures of world communism - the monumental, gigantic and awe-inspiring Buzludja temple.



This is how he was quite recently.



This is how it looks now.





Buzludja was built in 1974-1981 mainly with donations from ordinary communists. The house monument was made in the form of a flying saucer, topped with a giant 70-meter stele, with 12-meter stars made of ruby ​​glass. The dome was a complex structure of steel beams covered with copper sheets. Under it is a giant hammer and sickle on the vault. On the walls there are mosaics with the faces of fighters for communism and a bright future.

The hall for cult celebrations for 800 people was designed by the legendary Bulgarian architect Georgi Stoilov. In this work, Stoilov surpassed everything he had done until that time - creating a real engineering masterpiece in the then fashionable style of "modernism".

Celebration hall used to be



Celebration hall now





This is what the hall and observation deck looked like before



This is how they look now.



An underground power station was built to power the structure, roads were laid, and a Danish lighting system was installed. The decoration used marble, granite, labrador, turquoise, bronze, silver and gold.

Here congresses and plenums were held, they were admitted to the party, the Komsomol, and pioneers. Dozens of tourist centers, shops, holiday villages and so on were built nearby.

With the end of communism in Bulgaria, the holy communist spirit left this place. The unique monument of modernism was completely abandoned and completely looted by looters in 3 decades.

Now completely plundered and crumbling Buzludzha is closed and no one is allowed there. Buzludzha's fate is very characteristic of all communism. After it, only ruins, desolation and destruction remain.

What do you think, dear forum members, what other rituals could have been performed in this building? It seems to me that there was a temple of Satan, but I could be wrong.



Thank.




posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 05:43 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

That really was a masterful piece
of architecture.
Not long ago I viewed a History Channel
program 'abandoned places" series I think?
The episode covered that building.

It is too bad that it was not maintained.
It would be a great music/rehearsal location.

Like this: www.youtube.com...

Stay healthy,stay focused. S&F



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 05:49 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal


Thank you my friend))
I have many more interesting stories.



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 06:12 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

I too have many interesting stories.
However, I do not discuss them.

But I will tell you a bit about a family
from Romania that were tenants of ours.
They fled the eastern block
once the Soviets moved in. Post WW2.

You see, the Soviet soldiers took over
the home that had been in their family
for 800 years. They fled to the "States".
We took them under our wing.
Interestingly enough, they were "architects".

I wonder if their old family home is now in the
condition of the masterpiece on the mountain.
Time is the great judge of us all.
And Death, the great equalizer.

Cheers to Life! Za! Vlad.





posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 06:16 AM
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I’ve always loved this building. Like a bond villain lair.

I hope one day it is restored or at least properly preserved.



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 06:21 AM
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With the end of communism in Bulgaria, the holy communist spirit left this place.


Great line, made me LOL.

I've noticed old bunkers from the world war and the Cold War are often torn up by looters, and, too often, used as latrines.


Cheers



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 06:25 AM
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a reply to: Ohanka

Now that you mention it.
It would have been the perfect setting
scene in "Bond" film.

It is pretty clear that the concrete
infrastructure is way beyond repair.

One good tremor, and that structure
will be leveled.

I would not be at a party in there
at that moment.

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posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 06:28 AM
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a reply to: F2d5thCavv2

I noticed that too.
HooHaa!




posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 06:28 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

I don't know what kind of people your tenants were. I realized that they fled to the West in 1945.
I just want to remind you that Romania was Hitler's ally, the troops of the dictator General Antonescu fought on the Eastern Front, occupied Chisinau and Odessa, and committed many war crimes. Naturally, many later fled from the communist regime in Romania.



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 06:41 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

Yes and no, they fled later from the Communist Regime
in Romania.
They did not align with the Nazi Regime either.
Again, their lineage in that place was an 800 year time span
long before Hitler or Stalin.
Therefore, they were perfect candidates to become
American Citizens.

There was a more sober time when Americans were
anti communist, anti national socialist, and rather
more constitutional.

I am only stating facts that I have experienced.
I am not questioning your legitimacy.
Nor am I questioning the quality of your character.
In fact, I rather enjoy your point of view.
Nostrovia!
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posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll


I just want to remind you that Romania was Hitler's ally,


History note. Romania was also Stalin's ally from the last half of 1944 until the end of the war:


The Romanian Army ended the war fighting against the Wehrmacht alongside the Red Army in Transylvania, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Austria and Czechoslovakia, from August 1944 until the end of the war in Europe. In May 1945, the First and Fourth armies took part in the Prague Offensive. The Romanian Army incurred heavy casualties fighting Nazi Germany. Of some 538,000 Romanian soldiers who fought against the Axis in 1944–45, some 167,000 were killed, wounded or went missing.


Source: Cristian Craciunoiu; Mark W. A. Axworthy; Cornel Scafes (1995). Third Axis Fourth Ally: Romanian Armed Forces in the European War, 1941-1945. London: Arms & Armour. p. 368. ISBN 1-85409-267-7.

Cheers



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 06:53 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

Yes, in those days it was very difficult to live in Romania. There was simply not enough food and many people were starving. At the same time, the authorities were building huge palaces. I saw newsreels of how Brezhnev was greeted in Romania, when he brought huge supplies of food with him.



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 06:57 AM
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a reply to: F2d5thCavv2

Impressive.
Salutations!



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 07:00 AM
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a reply to: F2d5thCavv2

Yes, you are right, my friend. As they say, to betray in time is not to betray, but to foresee)))
At the end of the war, Romania, when the Soviet army approached its borders, betrayed Hitler. King Mihai arrested Antonescu and the army laid down its arms. For this, Stalin awarded King Mihai with the highest order of the USSR - the Order of Victory No. 16 (there were only 19 awards). Under Mihai, there was a "socialist monarchy" in Romania.



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 07:05 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

He had to bring his own food!
Now that is an interesting footnote
in history!

Yet, historically it is wise for those in
great power to be wary of poison also.

In the terms you mention,
famine was the most probable reason.

Good stuff. History!







posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

You are quick witted.
In fact, our tenants were related to
the #19 'socialist monarchy' that you mention.
Clearly, they no longer fit in.


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posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

There is an interesting fact. About 16 years ago, King Mihai's Order of Victory No. 15 surfaced at an Israeli auction. The price was then - 5 million US dollars.



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 07:17 AM
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Under Mihai, there was a "socialist monarchy" in Romania.


Until 1947, when he was forced to abdicate.


Romania in the Cold War is an interesting bit of history. They never fit into the Warsaw Pact very well.

Cheers



posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

I am humbled at your knowledge.
It will take me some time to
mull that over.
But there are some things I will never discuss.
Live long,and prosper.
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posted on Aug, 19 2020 @ 07:18 AM
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originally posted by: Wildmanimal
a reply to: F2d5thCavv2

Impressive.
Salutations!


Cheers, Manimal!



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