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Emil Andreev graduated in English Language Studies from the Veliko Tarnovo University and has worked as a teacher, a newspaper editor and a lecturer in English at the Faculty of Theology, Sofia University.
A collection of glass photographic plates from 1912–1913 reveals fragments of unknown Balkan history
There are many explanations why this village came to be on the steep bank of the Kanina River, protected by the high ridges of the Western Rhodope and facing the even higher peaks of the Pirin.
Twenty years ago, when Communist censors controlled all sources of information, Bulgarians mastered to perfection the skill of reading between the lines. Journalists mastered another art. In a single line, they could put together the proclamations of the Communist Party "Socialist Bulgaria is making progress towards complete victory" and the unpleasant truth "There will be electricity shortages this winter."
Once Thassos was inhabited by terrifying birds with women's heads whose songs lured sailors to sea rocks. But their magic has disappeared: now few Western tourists are familiar with one of the least-known Greek islands
Ironically, most Bulgarians associate the date 9 September with the 1944 Communist coup. But for Bulgaria's Jews it has an entirely different meaning: On that day 100 years ago, in Sofia, King Ferdinand attended the inauguration of Europe's largest Sephardic synagogue