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Old 02-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #5
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1000s of people praised the Bulgarian generals of WW-2 during neo-nazi march in Sofia;

1000 Take Part in Bulgaria's Controversial Far-Right March
Some 1000 participants joined the so-called Lukov March, a procession deemed to be neo-Nazi, whose organizers defend it as patriotic.

The 2012 "Lukov March" procession, which has been held for the last couple of years by Bulgarian far-right formations to honor the memory of Gen. Hristo Lukov, a hero from Bulgaria's national unification wars turned an anti-Semite and a pro-Nazi activist, was also said to honor the memory of Vasil Levski, Bulgaria's undisputed national hero from the anti-Ottoman liberation struggle.

The so called Lukov March has been initiated by the Bulgarian National Union, a far-right organization, but appears to have attracted some members of the general audience as well.

As if to make it even more controversial, the participants in the Lukov March held banners of both the questionable Gen. Hristo Lukov (right) and the Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski (left).

After standing out during the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913, General Hristo Lukov (1888-1943) was the commanding General of the 13th Division of the Bulgaria's Army during World War I, and later a Minister of War.

In the late 1930s and during the Second World War he was a great supporter of the Axis powers, particularly Nazi Germany; he is known to have voiced demands that Bulgaria's legislation be made more antisemitic and closer to that of Hitler's Nazi Germany.

Lukov was the the leader of the right extremist Union of Bulgarian National Legions, which many Bulgarian historians deem the only real fascist organization in Bulgaria during World War II. Lukov was murdered by communist insurgents in 1943.

February 18, 2012
I think i wont be able to comprehend these Bulgarian fascists. They hate to be called as "slavic people". They praise their mythical proto-Bulgar identity from Afghan mountains. They hate all their neighbors, Turks at most but they carry Turkic runic damga/symbols from Bulgar era. They shave their heads and support nazi ideology. Also supporting their Balkan wars generals despite the fact that they have been abused by Russia during that war, who pointlessly sent them to go Istanbul. And carrying the giant posters of WW-2 generals while it`s a fact that they have been abused by Germans that time?
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