French travellers, diplomats, writers entwined in Bulgaria's urban landscapes, history
Rightwing groups reject international calls for preservation of Communist-era heritage
Controversial politician of late 19th century still divides Bulgarians
America's War of Independence and Bulgaria's April Uprising began in a similar way: on a bridge
Wartime movie of intrigue, romance, inspiration may have been inspired by life in... Sofia
If you have been living in Sofia for a while, you must already be familiar with the name. It belongs to the largest emergency hospital in the country. The tall, rather drab building on Tsar Boris III Boulevard has seen…
Demolition of huge Communist-era monument turns as controversial as monument itself
The name, Rachenitsa, may be too difficult for a foreigner to remember or pronounce, but you have probably seen it as a crude copy on the wall of a traditional restaurant, as a reproduction or a souvenir, or in the…
What first attracts your attention in a Bulgarian Revival Period church? The architecture? The silver-haloed icons of the Virgin Mary? The elaborate carvings of the icon doors? These may all be astonishing, but have you noticed the river of fire,…
Teenage poet who committed suicide on 4 Dec1979, aged 17, still regarded as icon by students across former East bloc
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Society

AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRATES BULGARIAN SUPERHEROES

AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRAT…

Over 500 representatives of the Bulgarian NGO sector, entrepreneurs and diplomats attended the annual meeting of the America for Bulgaria Foundation with its grantees in Sofia, on 30 January. Everyday...

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ÉRIC LEBÉDEL: FRANCE'S AMBASSADOR ON MAV…

ÉRIC LEBÉDEL: FRANCE'S AMBASSADOR ON MAVRUD, BORDER AREAS AND DIFFICULT-TO-PRONOUNCE BULGARIAN PLACE NAMES

French Ambassador Éric Lebédel has lived in Sofia for almost three years, during which time he has managed not only to upkeep his duties as France's envoy to Bulgaria but...

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