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House of the gene. Radko Dimitriev
Author: Л. Иванова, 4.5 km From Katunishte. , Адрес: Kotel, с. Градец, Gps coordinates: N 42.7948968 E 26.5402221
Lieutenant General Radko Dimitriev was very interesting and brave man stood near to their beliefs. He was an active participant in most major events of national history in the period between April Uprising and the First World War.
His life began in 1859 in the village of Kotel Gradets that preserve his house. There are set pieces of his personal weapon and other photo documentation, tracking its activities. Growing up in the boiler under the care of his grandmother, the little Radko probably attended the local school and then continued his education in Gabrovo High School, named after Vasil Aprilov donated funds for its construction in 1835 graduated from high school in 1875 and took part the organization of the April Uprising (he was Secretary of Kotel Revolutionary Committee). After suppressing the rebellion in 1877, Radko Dimitriev graduated school for military translators and participate as a volunteer in the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878). He has participated actively in the events surrounding unification of Eastern Rumelia with the Principality of Bulgaria in 1885 because at that time head of the gendarmerie headquarters of Eastern Rumelia. Take part and the Serbian-Bulgarian War (1885).
An interesting detail in the biography of the general fact that he twice passed the service of the Russian army - the first after the failure of attempts to overthrow the Prince Alexander from the throne (1886) and the second due to disagreement with the position of Bulgaria during the First World War.
In 1898 Radko Dimitriev returned to Bulgaria and served in the Bulgarian Army reaching the rank of Lieutenant General. During World War II led Third Bulgarian Army and participated in the Balkan War as assistant chief of the Bulgarian troops.
General Ratko Dimitriev has won numerous orders and medals for bravery, was shot along with many other royal officers after the October Revolution.
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