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where in bulgaria is this fortress

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

Originally it was erected in Late Antiquity-Early Middle Ages, but was almost completely destroyed by the Ottomans in the 15th century. So, what it is that you see today?

The current construction has little if anything to do with the erstwhile fortification despite claims to the contrary. It was built from scratch in the 2010s using EU money meant to boost regional growth and sustainable development.

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 15:53
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FLYING LOW

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, which was abandoned in the 1990s, noticed the activity and alerted the local police. But the aircraft was quicker. She took off before the police arrived.

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 15:33
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QUOTE-UNQUOTE

I will speak out, you will see me, but you will hear the words of Mr Slavi Trifonov.

Toshko Yordanov, MP for the There Is Such a People party

Kiril Petkov would have had a long political career if he did not talk like this.

Russian Ambassador to Bulgaria Eleonora Mitrofanova

We already showed that we are not an outgoing government. The Bulgarian government and institutions are still in place and no one is above the law.

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 15:00
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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

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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