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Nikolov

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Hidden : 2/10/2008
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

CZ: Jednoducha cache u podivneho pomniku v krivoklatskych lesich.
EN: Simple cache at a strange monument in Krivoklat woods.

Pomnik neexistujiciho vojina.

Nikola Cvetkov NikolovU silnice v lese za Novym Domem je mozno spatrit zanedbany pomnik. Mnoho lidi z okoli o nem ani nevi. Z otluceneho napisu lze s trochou usili vylustit nasledujici text: "Pamatce N. N. Cekova, mladsiho serzanta Bulharske lidove armady... zakerne zavrazdeneho 9. zari 1968 pri internacionalni pomoci CSSR“. Podivnost pomniku spociva v tom, ze jmenovany mladsi serzant Cekov nikdy neexistoval. Ve skutecnosti se jednalo o bulharskeho vojaka Nikolu Cvetkova Nikolova, ktery vyuzil svou ucast na okupaci Ceskoslovenska jako prilezitost k uteku na zapad. Kratce po invazi zbehnul od sve jednotky a vydal se k zapadni hranici. U Hostivice si stopnul Pragu V3S a posadce namluvil, ze cestuje s tajnym poslanim ke Karlovym Varum. Ridici a jeho spolucestujicimu brzy doslo, ze zastavit Nikolovovi nebyl tak dobry napad. Ten byl totiz opily, manipuloval se zbranemi, mluvil o svem "poslani" a postupem casu zacal i vyhrozovat. Posadka vozu dostala strach a rozhodla se sveho pasazera zbavit. Cestou se zastavili v nedaleke Kacici pro znameho Jiriho Balouska, o kterem vedeli, ze ma nelegalne drzenou pistoli. Spolecne pak pokracovali dal az se dostali sem, k Novemu Domu. Tady Nikolova nejprve omracili a pak jej Balousek zastrelil. Telo odtahli vrahove hloubeji do lesa, zbrane a doklady si odnesli s sebou. Hned nasledujici den vsak telo nasel houbar, ktery informoval Verejnou bezpecnost. Patrani dospelo ke svemu cili prekvapive rychle jiz po dvou tydnech, udajne diky tomu, ze trojice pachatelu se svym cinem pochlubila v hospode.

Jak se dostalo na pomnik jine jmeno? Jsou na to dve teorie. Jedna mluvi o neporadku v evidenci STB, druha pak o zameru nebot udalost se prilis nehodila normalizacni propagande (pomnik byl odhalen az v roce 1973).

Samopal AK-47 patrici Nikolovovi, smrtici projektily a vrazedna zbran

Pomnik je znacne omsely, poniceny vandaly. Ti vyjadrili sve nekompromisni obcanske postoje zacatkem roku 2008 tak, ze podrizli dva cyprise, ktere rostly po stranach pomniku. Pres to, anebo mozna prave proto se jedna o ne zcela obvyklou pripominku nasi nedavne minulosti. Navzdory ponure historii se misto nachazi v krasne krajine krivoklatskych lesu, asi 1 km od lanske obory (verejnosti nepristupna). Nedaleko vede zlute znacena turisticka trasa spojujici rezervaci Brdatka s udolim Rakovnickeho potoka.

Pomnik je primo u silnice, cache samotna pak kus za nim. Auto lze zaparkovat u nedalekeho vyusteni lesnich cest (viz additional waypoint).


Zdroje:
Podrobny popis cele udalosti je mozno precist si v clanku Martina Faixe na serveru military.cz. Odtud jsem s laskavym svolenim autora prevzal i fotografie.

Informace pro cyklisty:
Vhodna pro odlov na kole.
Nachazi se pobliz trasy cyklisticke multikese Okolo obory.

Historie:
10.02.2008 Publikace.
11.07.2008 Ztracena, 12.07. obnovena.
17.11.2010 Krabicka poskozena divokym prasetem (?), 28.11. obnovena.
06.10.2013 Puvodni skrys znicena prasaty, presun o 2 m bliz k pomniku.

Non-existing soldier's monument. In the forest above Novy Dum village a shabby monument can be found. Many people do not know about it. The writing is battered, but with a bit of effort you can read: "To the memory of N. N. Cekov, junior sergeant of People's Army of Bulgaria... who was treacherously murdered on September 9th, 1968 during the international help (*) to Czechoslovak Socialistic Republic." Sergeant Cekov, however, was invented by the propaganda at that time, in reality he was a bulgarian soldier N. C. Nikolov who wanted take the advantage of his presence in Czechoslovakia, he escaped from the occupation army and he headed towards the west. He stopped a truck, but he didn't get too far. He was murdered here by the truck driver and his friends who were afraid of him since Nikolov was drunken, armed and he was threatening them. His body was found where the monument is today.
Even though the place is not maintained (no surprise), it is an unusual reminder of recent Czech history. Despite the gloomy story the place is in the middle of beautiful Krivoklat woods. Nearby tourist path (marked by yellow stripes) connects Brdatka natural reserve with Rakovnicky creek. It is a nice country for walking and biking. The monument is at the road side, the cache is not far in the forest behind the monument. You can park your car at the close junction of forest roads (see the additional waypoint).
(*) In 1968 the armies of Soviet Union and 4 other countries invaded Czechoslovakia to stop democratic reforms in the country. Here you can learn more about it.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[CZ:] Obpav qhgvan
[EN:] Fvqr ubyybj

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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