The saucer-line monument still looks impressive from afar. Images taken in the days of its use on Mount Buzludzha are even moreso, showing the detailed artistry behind the structure and its otherwordly appearance.
But now, it exists only as a rotting husk. The government does not maintain the structure, and it remains essentially abandoned -- battered away each year with the elements.
Graffiti on the entrance reads in English, "Forget your past."