SQUARE IN GALATEA DISTRICT OF VARNA TO BE NAMED AFTER ZORAVAR ANDRANIK

NOYAN TAPAN
20 MAY, 2010
VARNA

The city council of Varna, Bulgaria took a unanimous decision to name
one of the squares in Galatea district of Varna after Zoravar Andranik
- an Armenian general, greatly admired as a national hero. Zoravar
Andranik's house is located on this street which bore his name
before 1997.

The Union of Armenians of Bulgaria in the city of Varna reported
that previously state programs envisaged allocating this area for
the construction of Andranik's house museum and a park, but for some
reason the land has been allocated to the private sector.

In this connection the Union of Armenians of Bulgaria in the city of
Varna have officially applied - on behalf of the Hovsepian brothers,
who are the heads of the Union and well-known representatives of the
Armenian community - to the city council of Varna with the request to
name the square of Galatea district after Zoravar Andranik. The issue
was discussed at two meetings of commissions of the city council,
and finally thanks to efforts of the Hovsepian brothers, the city
council on 19 May 2010 made a unanimous decision to name the square
after Zoravar Andranik.

The Hovsepian brothers also plan to set up a bust of Zoravar Andranik
in the square in the near future. Work is underway to transform the
general's house into a house museum.