BULGARIANS ABROADOur new column “Bulgarians Abroad” is aimed at bringing you the stories of Bulgarians living near and far outside Bulgarian borders. Today, there are more than two million Bulgarians living in different corners of the globe –studying, working, raising their families and building “their own” Bulgaria far from its geographical boundaries. Their stories and the conversation with them and about them awaken a host of patriotic feelings and emotions, give rise to nostalgia and yearning for one’s homeland…

Bearing in our hearts the thought of Bulgarians and all things Bulgarian existing out there, far from our native land, the team of Radio Bulgaria is committed to go deeper into the joys and sorrows, the choices, achievements and important decisions in the lives of our compatriots all around the world.

We will be really excited if you get in touch us with, completing the stories of those people we talk about!

You can write to us at: radiobulgaria@bnr.bg

Bulgarians abroad get ready for protest relay

Protests calling for the resignation of the government and the chief prosecutor in Bulgaria have a growing response abroad - both among foreign media and the Bulgarian diaspora. Bulgaria remains in the hearts of all of our compatriots, but..

published on 8/1/20 7:30 AM

Hopes and unresolved problems of Bulgarians on Crete

A letter sent to us by the chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Crete – Peter Anastasov, has made us focus our attention on the problems of about 30,000 Bulgarians who have chosen the island of Crete as their home. In an open letter to..

published on 7/28/20 2:12 PM

Bulgarians living around the world call for rule of law in Bulgaria

Thousands of Bulgarians living abroad are in solidarity with the demands of protesting citizens in Bulgaria. Proof of this are the ongoing peaceful demonstrations being organized in different corners on the globe, an expression of..

published on 7/24/20 11:20 AM

More and more Bulgarians abroad want governance model changed

More and more Bulgarians abroad have been supporting the anti-government protests which have been raging throughout Bulgarian for 12 days. They too want their voice to be heard, and are organizing protests on social media to state that..

published on 7/20/20 11:17 AM

Faith is the essence and meaning of life for Martin Ralchevski

“My spirit is here, in Bulgaria. That is why I don’t find it difficult to write about this country, although I live thousands of miles away”, Bulgarian writer Martin Ralchevski told Radio Bulgaria some time ago. The Sofia-born writer..

published on 7/5/20 6:00 AM

On Bulgarians in Albania in a historical context and more

The communist government in Bulgaria wasted the strategic chance of the Bulgarian community in Albania to study its mother tongue in schools In 1948 Bulgaria refusedto send teachers for the Bulgarian community in Albania,..

published on 7/4/20 6:20 AM

Stoyan Yorgov – the collector of stories who sees the world through a photo lens

Stoyan Yorgov chooses to present himself to the Bulgarian audience with the colours of the white-black range – that special light, from which the hot desert air trembles before your eyes, and your skin shivers from the salty coolness of the..

published on 7/1/20 1:50 PM

Bulgarians in the Komi Republic: We disseminate the Bulgarian culture

In 1967 the USSR and Bulgaria sign a contract for joint logging with the Autonomous Komi Republic. For a quarter of a century, bound by this agreement, around 100 thousand Bulgarians live, work and study in Komi. Owing to them, the republic is able to..

published on 6/27/20 5:30 AM

A letter to Bulgaria… from Bulgarian children from around the world

The works of 28 young people with Bulgarian roots, currently living abroad, have been collected in a new book called “A Letter to Bulgaria from the Young Bulgarians around the world”. The project coordinator is the “Chance for the children and..

published on 6/18/20 5:08 PM

At two schools in the UK – in Portsmouth and Bournemouth - Bulgarian children learn to read and write in their native language

Ten years ago Maya Nikolova emigrated from Bulgaria to Great Britain. There, she met several young families from Bulgaria who wanted their children to practice their native language. But in Bournemouth, where Maya lives, there was nowhere..

published on 6/17/20 10:39 AM