Dimitar Peshev, Unveiling in the Palace of Europe



Bronze, Council of Europe Art Collection, Palace of Europe, Strasbourg. 
Dimitar Peshev was the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria and Minister of Justice during World War II. He rebelled against the pro-Nazi cabinet and prevented the Deportation of Bulgaria's 48,000 Jews.
In January 2000, the bust was inaugurated by Lord Russell Johnston in the presence of the Chairman of the Bulgarian National Assembly Yordan Sokolov, the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Hans Christian Krüger and Ronny Milo, member of the Israeli Knesset.

Below is the video from the inauguration

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev laying flowers in front of Dimitar Peshev's bust

Ivan Minekov

Ivan Minekov is a leading Bulgarian contemporary sculptor and one of the few artists in the world whose work has been launched into space. Minekov's statues are owned by private collectors throughout Europe, USA, Israel and Japan. He is included in the Bulgarian Encyclopaedia of Fine Arts and the Council of Europe's Art Catalogue of 2009. Ivan Minekov's works can be purchased online on www.lanternartgallery.com

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