The monument of Stefan Stamobolov was established at some tens of meters from the street where the politician was killed in broad daylight by two assassins in the late 19th century. He was attacked saber and slashed his face.
This is what inspired the disfigured face of the monument project. Widely criticized when it opened there is still no consensus today.
Stefan Stamobolov head, marked by these huge cuts, also recalls the severe weather that gripped the young Bulgarian state after 1880. Political mores were not limited only to verbal jousting and aggression sponsored foreshadowed the color of the political reality to come.