Deputy Minister of regional development of Bulgaria Pavel Tanev resigned because of the scandal with the photo where he raises his hand in a Nazi salute. About it reports "24 Hours".
As the newspaper notes, the official was dismissed two days after his appointment. The resignation occurred after a conversation with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Deputy Prime Minister Valery Simeonov.
Commenting on the situation, Simeonov said that his subordinate did not share the Nazi ideology.
The picture was taken a few years ago in the wax Museum GREVENA in Paris. Standing in front of the figure of an officer of the Wehrmacht, Tanev had his arm in a Nazi salute. The photo was posted on the official page in Facebook and removed immediately after his appointment.
In a special address, which was distributed Tanev, he expressed expressed his regret that one thoughtless act resulted in such consequences.
2 March, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia sent a protest note to the foreign Ministry of Bulgaria in connection with the act of vandalism against the monument "Alyosha". Unknown had Nazi symbols and slogans of the nationalist content.
"Alyosha" — a monument to the Soviet soldier-liberator, established in 1957 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on the Bunardzhik hill ("hill of the Liberators"). In the post-Soviet time, local authorities have repeatedly tried to demolish the monument. In 1996, the Supreme court of Bulgaria decided that the complex is a monument of the Second world war and cannot be destroyed.