Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko, commonly known as Kobzar Taras or simply Kobzar (in Ukrainian culture, kobzars are bards), was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political personality, folklorist, and ethnographer. His literary legacy is considered as the cornerstone of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a significant part, the modern Ukrainian language, despite the fact that the language of his poetry was not contemporary Ukrainian. Shevchenko is also well-known for his works as a painter and illustrator.
Evlogi Georgiev was a prominent Bulgarian businessman, banker, and philanthropist. He and his brother Hristo Georgiev made a significant financial contribution to the construction of the Sofia University's main building. Hristo Georgiev was a rich Bulgarian who lived in the 19th century and was
Marin Stoyanov Drinov was a Bulgarian National Revival historian and philologist who lived and worked in Russia for the most of his life. He was a forerunner of Bulgarian historiography. Drinov was a founder member and the first head of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (formerly the Bulgarian
A memorial to the great Bulgarian poet may be seen on Sofia Boulevard "Eulogi Georgiev," just across from the Sofia High School of Construction, Architecture, and Geodesy "Hristo Botev." The monument to Hristo Smirnski was created by the well-known Bulgarian sculptor and Art Academy instructor
Ulitsa Georgi S. Rakovski 92, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
The monument to the renowned Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin is situated in the yard of the Russian church "St. Nikolay the Miracle Worker" in the heart of Sofia and was created by the Russian artist Vyachevlav Kluikov and the Bulgarian architect Svetoslav Konstantinov