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Madara Horseman

MADARA HORSEMAN


Europe's largest medieval relief is witness to Bulgaria's beginnings

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WHAT IS A MUTRA?


Under Communism, the Bulgarian word mutra generally meant mugface. It was used as a slur to describe someone, usually a man, as ugly and repugnant. After the collapse of Communism, in the 1990s, the meaning of the word changed.

CAUSE WITHOUT REBELS


Increasingly, many Bulgarians have ceased believing that Boyko Borisov protects them from Communism. Consequently, they are taking to the streets to rebel against him and his regime. The devil, as it usually happens in the Balkans, is in the details