Latest bout of name-changing triggers civil society response
Communist-era political jokes increasingly regain popularity in the Bulgaria under GERB. Here are some recent samples that are making the rounds these days.
"Do you think I'd be sitting here with you discussing my plans for Wednesday?"
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov speaking to the media ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin
An excerpt from Shadow Journey: A Guide to Elizabeth Kostova's Bulgaria and Eastern EuropePublished in Bulgaria SocietyThursday, 05 July 2018 11:35
Diplomats, intellectuals, writers and the media attended the launch of A Shadow Journey: A Guide to Elizabeth Kostova's Bulgaria and Eastern Europe, the latest book published by the Free Speech International Foundation. The event took place on 13 June, in the Peroto Literary Club in the National Palace of Culture.Published in Talk of the TownThursday, 05 July 2018 11:34Jewish Bulgaria, the photography exhibition produced by Free Speech International with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation, continues its journey through Europe. Having been on display in Prague last January, it opened in London, at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in South Kensington, on 20 June.
The exhibition focuses on the material heritage of at least 18 centuries of Jewish presence in the Bulgarian lands. It takes the viewers on a journey through both time and space: images of abandoned cemeteries and synagogues alternate with pictures of everyday life of this country's tiny Jewish community. It is both a poignant reminder of a culture that no longer exists and an optimistic pointer to the future.
The dozens of viewers in attendance at the opening of Jewish Bulgaria included Bulgarian expats, diplomats, writers, artists and citizens with an interest in the Jewish story not only in Bulgaria but in Eastern Europe as a whole.
Jewish Bulgaria will be on display in London through the end of August.
In September, the exhibition will be on in Sofia.Published in Talk of the Town