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the painting

LONG LIVE BOYKO BORISOV!

The picture, in oil, executed in the best (or worst) traditions of late Socialist Realism was immediately picked up by social media users. They were quick to come up with their own variants, ridiculing Bulgaria's Borisov whose authoritarian methods they claim increasingly resemble those of his Communist-era predecessors.

The Bulgarian Council of Ministers sent out a press release that the picture in question was one of a series of artworks commissioned by Arkad Engineering & Construction, the Saudi Arabian contractor for the pipeline project.

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:01
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QUOTE-UNQUOTE

The peak of the pandmeic will come just ahead of the 4 April general election.

Chief State Health Inspector Angel Kunchev

The prime minister is a man who puts down all fires in Bulgaria.

Nasko Sirakov, owner of Levski football club, on his request for state funding of new construction on the club's stadium

The world looks different when one's onboard Boyko Borisov's 4WD.

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 18:42
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CZECH BULGARIANS

The first historians and archaeologists to survey this nation's past. The builders of some of Sofia's most prominent landmarks. The creators of some of Bulgaria's finest gardens. Artists whose paintings captured the soul of Bulgaria. They defined Bulgaria's art, culture, industry and education at the turn of the 20th century, and what unites them is that they were all... Czech.

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 18:22
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WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?h

Through the centuries, Bulgaria has changed the location of its capital city at least a dozen times. From Pliska and Preslav in the early years through Veliko Tarnovo in the Middle Ages Bulgaria's kings have ruled from various towns and cities not all of which are now in today's Bulgaria. In fact the place whence Bulgaria was ruled for the longest period of time, about 500 years, is currently a major megapolis with over 18 million people living in it. It is still referred to in Bulgaria as "Royal City."

Where in the world are you?

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 18:17
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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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QUOTE-UNQUOTE

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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