Samara Flag Monument

The battle on Stara Zagora during Russo – Turkish War was one of the most epic and tragic at the same time events. The Turkish army won then and mass slaughters of the population followed, burning down the town. The place was defended by the Opaltchentsi formation (volunteer troops). While withdrawing from the battlefield, both Bulgarians and Russians fought to save the Samara Banner – the symbol of the Opaltchentsi volunteer formation.