Tuesday, 12 May 2015 00:00

Cyrillic Alphabet monument unveiled in Ulaanbaatar

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 		 в Монголия е открит паметник на кирилицаOn May 11th, 2015, during his official visit to Mongolia the Bulgarian President attended the opening ceremony for the monument dedicated to the Cyrillic Alphabet that has been erected in the garden of 118th school in Ulaanbaatar.

Cyrillic Alphabet, created by Bulgarian brothers Cyril and Methodius, introduced to Mongolia in early 20th century has played important role in educating several generations of modern Mongols and introducing them to modern science and technology. Mongolia is the only non-Slavic country that have reached 100 percent literacy in Cyrillic alphabet. Based on such a remarkable fact, members of Bulgaria-Mongolia Friendship Community and a Bulgarian archaeologist Prof. Nikolai Ovcharov had initiated the creation of this monument.