"Yes, on the very eve of this visit to Moscow there were appeals, rather insistent appeals, for me to ‘catch a diplomatic cold,' and lower the level sharply and manifestly. Jokingly, I asked whether we should not apply this approach…
"Back then, in Communist times, it was impossible to travel abroad. I had only visited Bulgaria and the GDR. And the first things I saw in Bulgaria were exactly those squatting toilets, which I had never seen in Czechoslovakia. This…
"The new political colour is dull red." Issue 28-29, January-February 2009
"Pardon my saying it, Mr Prime Minister, but you're a stud." Issue 27, December 2008
"Bulgaria's politicians are elected by the Bulgarian people. The Bulgarians' vulgarity produces vulgar politicians. Bulgarians are unworthy of the government they have right now. Considering the Bulgarian people, this government is a fantastic one. There we have three individuals of…
"You can't drink all night with mutri and still work for the Interior Ministry."Interior Minister Mihail Mikov on sacking two senior police officers
"Ring the church bells and don't breathe!"Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov comments on the explosions in Chelopechene in a television interview
"God returned to Bulgaria – He had abandoned its heavenly natural beauty for a while." Issue 22, July 2008
"This is an old Bulgarian trick - we get a letter and don't answer it, and in this way we've solved the problem."Issue 21, June 2008
“I could become a journalist.” Issue 20, May 2008
"Looking at the bigger picture, contributions from EU funds make up barely two or three percent of the budget, and I'm sure that the Bulgarian economy can get by without them."Issue 19, April 2008
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TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

An excerpt from Shadow Journey: A Guide to Elizabeth Kostova's Bulgaria and Eastern Europe

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A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

As AIG celebrates its 100 birthday, Christina Lucas, General Manager for Bulgaria, shares more on the company's achievements and future

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