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'DEFILING' ABANDONED PILE OF STONES

Perushtitsa, now a small and offbeat town rarely visited by tourists, is known to every Bulgarian as the sight of a massacre in the failed April 1876 Uprising against the Ottomans. Thirty-two-year-old Ruth Koleva is a notorious jazz, soul and R&B singer who recently signed up with Warner Music. She spends most of her time outside Bulgaria where she has excellent career opportunities. 

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 12:26
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QUOTE-UNQUOTE

Bringing back paper ballots is a pogrom against democracy.

Kiril Petkov, Changes Continued

Boyko Borisov has dreamed for long to become an Ahmed Dogan in Bankya.

Gen Atanas Atanasov, leader of the DSB

Talking about the war as if it were a video game is a dangerous hobby. Russia's war on Ukraine is not a simulation.

Caretaker Prime Minister Galab Donev

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 12:12
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where in bulgaria are you

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

Connecting the two small towns of Ardino and Dzhebel, both overwhelmingly populated by ethnic Turks, the narrow road is an endless succession of sharp turns and switchbacks, each of which revealing wide vistas over the small villages – hamlets, really – dotting the mountains. If you start in Ardino, make sure you do not miss the notorious Devil's Bridge. Upon arrival in Dzhebel you must try some of the Dzhebel meatballs which the locals consider world famous. 

In which Bulgarian mountain range are you?

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 10:14
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QUOTE-UNQUOTE

It will be easier for us to forge a British rather than a Bulgarian government.

Solomon Pasi, president of the Bulgarian Atlantic Club

Instead of getting worse, the situation is becoming hopeless.

Former Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov just before he was elected speaker of the new National Assembly

Having a government just for the winter sounds like having a girlfriend just for the summer.

Radan Kanev, EMP

Sat, 10/29/2022 - 13:16
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where in bulgaria are you

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

It is a tomb, possibly belonging to a king, elaborately decorated with frescoes and sculptures of women. Made of limestone, the women have disproportionate bodies, intricately carved dresses and sturdy faces with wide-opened eyes, which mesmerise. Discovered in 1982, these are without a match in the ancient world of the Thracians. In 1985 UNESCO inscribed the site on its World Heritage List.

Sat, 10/29/2022 - 13:06
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BUZLUDZHA LIGHTS UP AGAIN

The Flying Saucer, which in recent years has become one of the Top 10 world monuments for urbex, or dark tourism, was constructed in the early 1980s. It was designed to celebrate the Bulgarian Communist Party, in control of this country from 1944 to 1989. It was supposed to withstand the ravishes of both time and nature for several hundred years, as the Communists, who had commissioned it, thought they would be in power eternally.

Sun, 08/28/2022 - 16:12
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WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

Generations of East Europeans grew up with Doc, Mack, Dora Flood, Lee Chong and the boys, and though few if any could set foot in the real California they imagined Monterey and Salinas epitomised exactly the opposite of what their own drab lives held for them under Communism. Steinbeck got the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 and died in 1969, but his books continued to be read across the former East bloc in general and Bulgaria in particular. 

Sun, 08/28/2022 - 16:04
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