Rita Ora risks backlash by filming video inside Soviet Union ‘communist UFO’

Rita Ora has risked controversy once more by deciding to film her latest music video inside a building built to honour communism and the Soviet Union.

Rita, 30, shot both inside and outside the Buzludzha moment in Bulgaria which was erected in 1974 to commemorate the formation of the brutal Bulgarian Communist Party in 1891.

Every year on February 1, Bulgaria holds a national day of remembrance, where people can pay their respects to victims of the communist regime.

Often branded a 'communist UFO' due to its unusual shape, the building is a conservation site with access to the public strictly restricted since the fall of the Soviet Union.

However, in an almost unprecedented move, Rita's request for filming access was granted by Regional Governor of Stara Zagora, Gergana Mikova, who signed off the visit.

Mikovoa is believed to have demanded to see the video's storyboard in order to check the monument "will not be discredited" in any way.

Daily Star Online understands that the How To Be Lonely songstress jetted out to Bulgaria earlier this month to film her new music video, which is set to be released in the first quarter of 2021.

Keen to make a visual impact, Rita is also said to have held a photoshoot on the dramatic steps leading up to the entrance to the building.

A rep for Rita Ora declined to comment after being contacted multiple times by Daily Star.

A rep for the Bulgarian government, who manage the conservation of the Buludzha monument, was also contacted for comment.

Last month, Rita sparked nationwide fury after being caught hosting a party at West London restaurant Casa Cruz, seeing her break Covid rules.

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Police were called to the scene at 21:10hrs on November 28 over reports of a potential breach of Covid regulations.

In video footage, officers can be seen trying to gain access to the venue by knocking on doors and peering through windows.

In a grovelling statement, Rita said: "This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement.

"Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility.

"I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe.

"Even though this won’t make it right, I want to sincerely apologise."

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