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IS THERE A PILOT IN THE PLANE?

In early June a small plane flew into Bulgarian airspace from the northwest and landed at what used to be a commercial airport near Vidin. Apparently, the aircraft refuelled. It is unclear whether the pilot or pilots got any on-the-ground assistance from anyone or just poured fuel into the plane's tank from canisters. Guards from a private security company that was supposed to protect the ruins of Vidin Airport noticed the activity and alerted the local police. But the aircraft was quicker. It took off before the police arrived.

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 13:09
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It's a spiral. They have entered a spiral. And it's very, very difficult to get out of that spiral.

Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, on Bulgaria's stance on North Macedonia's EU membership application

GERB is a German shepherd that can do the job. Changes Continued are Chihuahuas. Everyone likes them, but they can't do the job.

Delyan Dobrev, MP for GERB

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 12:58
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WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

Though it is Orthodox Christian, it bears little resemblance to Bulgarian churches of the same period – simply because it was designed, constructed and consecrated by... Russians. Following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 many White Russians arrived in the Kingdom of Bulgaria as refugees, and a significant number settled in the towns and villages of central Bulgaria. The White Russian diaspora attended to several churches like this (another one still stands in the centre of Sofia and is a local landmark).

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 12:35
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Do not interpret my criticism as a desire to topple the government.

President Rumen Radev

If the most Russia dependent country with the lowest per capita GDP in the EU can afford to stand up to Putin, everyone should be able to stand up to Putin.

Prime Minister Kiril Petkov in the New York Times

Mr Radev's position that if we provide weapons to Ukraine we will prolong the conflict is a disgrace.

Sat, 05/28/2022 - 19:20
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where in bulgaria

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

Sometimes they are "parked" in the middle of villages, in one or two instances inside Communist-era housing projects, often they will be the first to greet you as you drive into some Bulgarian town. Aircraft aficionados will be thrilled particularly as the whole history of Warsaw Pact air force and civilian hardware will be in front of them to explore. 

One of the more spectacular collections of grounded airplanes is by a small Bulgarian town whose chief claim to fame is that one of the two Bulgarian astronauts, in the 1970s-1980s, was in fact born there. 

Sat, 05/28/2022 - 18:57
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WHAT'S IN A NAME?

A recent example is the Sofia City Council's decision to rename one of the streets around where the Russian Embassy is situated to The Heroes of Ukraine, and a nearby small square to Boris Nemtsov. In addition, they agreed to have an Ukrainian flag hoisted on top of the Sofia City Council building for as long as Putin's war in Ukraine continued. The city councillors belonging to the Bulgarian Socialist Party, opposed but the decision was passed anyway.

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 15:39
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Even if you shut us down, organised crime will gladly welcome us.

Vilislava Angelova, judge at the Specialised Criminal Court

I used to think that in the general scheme of things truth does not matter.

General Prosecutor Ivan Geshev

Do not be afraid, Bulgarians. Inflation will only get worse.

Financial expert Mika Zaykova

As a Defence Minister I have no right of personal opinion.

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 15:00
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