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NO SAUERKRAUT IN BG AMBULANCES

The overwhelming majority of Bulgarians wait in earnest for the sauerkraut, or kiselo zele, to ferment, or vtasa. Given the right preparation (in a plastic container called bidonche, stored in a basement, daily circulation of brine, or pretakane) and favourable weather conditions (neither too warm, nor too cold) the year's yield of sauerkraut should be in just ahead of Christmas.

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 12:48
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In the implementation of the Covid-19 measures you will see the total power of the state.

Health Minister Kostadin Angelov

They marked the 40th anniversary of dictator Tito's death. It's as if Berlin were to mark the anniversary of Hitler's expiry.

Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva in an attempt to explain Bulgaria's suspension of North Macedonia's bid to join the EU

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 12:35
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WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

High hills were deemed a particularly appropriate location as they used both Socialist Realism and the power of nature to assert the invincible authority of the Party and the working classes. Communism in Bulgaria has gone away 30 years ago, but its hilltop monuments survive. Some are in a decrepit condition as they have been abandoned, but some are still lovingly been tended to by local authorities that claim their "artistic" and "historical" value absolves them of the sins of the system that produced them.

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 11:57
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STATUE OF WHAT ANIMAL GUARDS THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER MONUMENT IN SOFIA?

1. Bulgarian prosecutors decided to build a monument to which US president?

A. Donald Trump

B. Bill Clinton

C. Woodrow Wilson

2. Traditionally, on 14 February Bulgarians celebrate...

A. Wine and viticulture

B. Sailing and trade

C. Animal husbandry

3. Which Bulgarian town is famed for its pottery?

A. Tutrakan

B. Tran

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 11:47
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THE BULGARIAN ACTRESS, MARIA BAKALOVA, STARRED IN WHICH 2020 MOVIE?

1. The Bulgarian actress, Maria Bakalova, starred in which 2020 movie?

A. Cuties

B. Mr Jones

C. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

2. Bulgaria's only narrow-gauge train goes through which winter resort?

A. Pamporovo

B. Bansko

C. Borovets

3. Bulgarians eat carp for which December feast?

A. Christmas

B. St Nicholas Day

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 11:35
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I am so powerful I can stand in for a snow plough.

Heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev before his 12 December match with Anthony Joshua

In short, I am a patriotic Christian Socialist.

Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev

The (North) Macedonians' megalomania is a proof of their Bulgarian origin.

Professor of history Andrey Pantev 

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 11:34
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WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

A few yards from the muddy waters a small village house stands. This is where Vanga, the blind clairvoyant and one of Bulgaria's best-known 20th century phenomena, used to live. She died in the 1990s, but Bulgarians continue to quote predictions she may or not have made about anything from football to the sinking of Russian submarines and US presidents, among many others. The area is now widely considered to be one of Bulgaria's top vortexes. One of its telltale signs is the flock of helmeted guineafowls roaming about.

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 11:31
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WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

He discovered he could find virtually no information relating to it. In fact, he could find a lot more about the Nile's journey through Africa than he could about this river's meanders through southeastern Europe. Yet, this is one of the greatest rivers in Europe, the only one that flows through the continent west to east before it gushes out to sea forming a huge delta. Spanning for about 2,000 miles and going through half-a-dozen countries the river is impregnated with history, culture and nature. 

Where in Bulgaria are you? 

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 12:20
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