2015: Bulgarian National Radio - 80 years on

On 25 January, 1935, Tsar Boris III signed the decree by force of which the Bulgarian National Radio was created. The man appointed head of broadcasting and first director of Radio Sofia, as it was then called, was Panayot Todorov..

published on 12/30/15 3:05 PM

2014: Nikola Gyuzelev – an artist in the world of opera

“I am not at all fond of the word “legend”, I am a down-to-earth person and an artist. But if I would have to say something about it, it would be “I was recognized as the best basso cantabile in the world.” These words are from one..

published on 12/26/15 10:20 AM

2013: Government in isolation

2013 went down in the most modern history of Bulgaria as the year of protest. It was the protests that brought down the first GERB cabinet of PM Boyko Borissov, while the term of office of the bipartisan Bulgarian Socialist Party-Movement..

published on 12/19/15 9:00 AM

2012: Alexis Weissenberg – everything is sound

He was the most handsome pianist of his time. Elegant, proud and unreachable, he looked as if he was born with a tailcoat in Sofia in 1929. This is how Berlin newspaper "Die Welt" described Alexis Weissenberg. Born in Sofia, the..

published on 12/12/15 8:25 AM

2011: The unforgettable Velko Kunev

“I believe that even talented playwright Stanislav Stratiev who wrote the role in the emblematic movie Band With No Name especially for Velko Kunev, would have found it hard to find words of solace if he were here with us now. Velko..

published on 12/5/15 8:25 AM

2010: Kristalina Georgieva - It is important to be aware that we stand on an equal footing with the rest in Europe

„What is happening around the world, concerns us, and the more we turn a blind eye to that it concerns us, the more we get encaged in our domestic problems and narrow our horizon, the more inadequate we become in making..

published on 11/21/15 8:30 AM

2009: Petar Slabakov - The honest word is heavier than law

Bulgaria had no Prague Spring, no Tender Revolution, no Solidarity movement, nor huge dissidents like Havel and Wałęsa. The main reasons are the psychology of the Bulgarian people and the repressions against the intellectual elite..

published on 11/14/15 9:45 AM

2008: Poet Konstantin Pavlov

Reciting his poem An Interview in the Whale's Womb, Pavlov went on to say: „To enter the whale's womb you should prove you've got worth. There is 'worth' control… There I first met Valery Petrov, and say, Boris Hristov met me…”..

published on 11/7/15 9:00 AM

2007: Bulgaria joins EU - torn between Euro-optimism and Euro-scepticism

“Europe in anything other than the geographical sense is a wholly artificial construct.” Sobering words, especially coming from Margaret Thatcher in her book Statecraft. In the 1980s, the Iron Lady dragged Britain out of the..

published on 10/31/15 8:10 AM

2006: Stefan Gruev - the Other Bulgaria

The Other Bulgaria – these were the thousands of Bulgarians outcast abroad after the pro-Soviet coup d’etat on 9 September 1944. Scattered around the globe, they carried the image of their motherland, its controversial past, tragic present..

published on 10/24/15 8:10 AM