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WWI related monument, Alfatar

Bulgaria, Alfatar

Type of WWI-heritage

  • War monument


State of repair/preservation


Historical WWI Context

Vladimir Musakov was born on October 25, 1887 in Sofia. He graduated law at the Moscow State University in 1912, where he studied both state and financial sciences. After returning to Bulgaria, he was one of the founders of the law firm. He wrote as a collaborator for the magazines "Lisotopad", "Svetlina", "Fakel" and "Rodno izkustvo". His stories, poetry, fairy tales, and impressions were published in some of the popular editions. In 1915, he finished the Reserve Officers School. After the outbreak of World War I, Musakov was produced in the rank of lieutenant and mobilized. First he was sent to the Southern Front, where he fought against Serbian troops. He was later sent to the Dobrudzha Front. There, on 19 September 1916, in the village of Kokarddza, he was seriously wounded with two bullets in the left leg and one in the left hand.On the 28th of September 1916 he died at the age of 29 in the military hospital in Alfatar, as a result of his wounds and tetanus. The young hero was buried in the yard of the “St. Trinity” church. He was made posthumously in the rank of lieutenant. On the front, in the trenches, Musakov creates the book, which left his name in the Bulgarian literature - "Bloody spots". It is written as letters from a personal diary, with realistic and bright anti-war content. On the front, he started a novel called "Yana". Other works written previously by Musakov were the drama in 3 acts – “Dalila”, the dramatic poem in 4 paintings – “Satanail” (that he left unfinished), some poems in prose, impressions, articles.

State of legal protection



“St. Trinity” church


Entrance Fee

No entrance fee.

Public Transport

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„Българска енциклопедия“.  Том 8. София, 2012

Мусаков, Владимир. Кървави петна. София, 1987 г.

Бойчев, Петър. Симеонов, Радослав. Те загинаха за Добруджа. София, ИК „Гутенберг”, 2016 г.

Първата световна война и събитията на Добруджанския фронт. The First World War and the events on the Dobrudzhan front. Сборник с изследвания. Тутракан, 2011 г.

Dobrudja – Politics, Society, Economy and Culture (XIX-XX Centure). Добруджа – политика, общество, стопанство и култура (XIX-XX в.). Тутракан, Ковачев, 2015 г.

Dobrudzha in the Wars for National unification. Добруджа във войните за национално обединение. Добрич, 2016 г.

Българска военна история в три тома. Подбрани извори и документи. София, 1977


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