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Vandalism

Vandalism Desecrated mosque in Blagoevgrad, March 3, 2015

Xenophobic graffiti was found at the Higher Islamic Institute in Sofia (February 15), mosques in Shumen (March 16), Asenovgrad (May 15), Gotse Delchev (June 19 and August 10), Targovishte (June 20), Blagoevgrad (September 16) and Yambol (December 18).

On June 4, graffiti saying “death to Jews” and depicting swastikas were found on the announcement board at the Central Synagogue in Sofia.

On January 2, Asenovtsi Monument - four kings of the Second Bulgarian Empire, established in Veliko Tarnovo was painted in the colours of the nationalist movement, followed by a call to love Bulgaria.

On May 15 hackers of Turkish organization Milli Güçler ("national power") on Thursday broke the official website of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Visitors of the site for a few hours could see a background screen, where the following text was published in Bulgarian with the Turkish flag on the background: “Official site of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is locked in response to a vandalism attack on the “Dzhumaya Mosque” in Plovdiv”.

On February 23, unknown vandals desecrated a monument to the Soviet army in Sofia. Ukrainian flag was drawn on the commemorative inscription and one of the sculptures was painted in Ukrainian yellow-blue colours.

A memorial to Bulgarian partisans in Sofia was desecrated on the night of March 5. The monument was painted with national colours of Ukraine and Poland. On the pedestal, vandals wrote “Putin, go home”, “Crimea 2014” and “Katyn 05.03.40”.

On May 8, a tomb monument to the soldiers of the Soviet Army was desecrated in the Sofia Lozenets quarter. It was then painted red on August 2.

On the night of May 9th, Monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia was highlighted in the form of a flag of the European Union. Also, using light effects on the monument there was an inscription "This monument is the symbol of the crimes of the Communist regime".

On September 7, four people, including a candidate MP from the Reformative Bloc, were arrested in Sofia for writing “Occupiers” on the Soviet Army monument.

On August 31, vandals destroyed tombstones on a Russian military cemetery and desecrated a memorial complex in Veliko-Tyrnovo.

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