The Russian Embassy in Sofia has issued a protest statement over pressure in the case of convicted opposition leader Alexei Navalny. "We remind you that the Russian Federation is a sovereign state and will not tolerate interference in its internal..
“The sentencing of Navalny is unacceptable and he must be freed immediately,” writes Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Facebook, and adds that court trials must not be politicized. “The continuing violence against the peacefully protesting Russian..
Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva has voiced a stance against the detention of peaceful protesters in Russia. "We condemn once again the forcible detention of Alexei Navalny's peacefully protesting supporters . The use of..
The Moscow-based energy company Gazprom has terminated its participation in the Bulgarian private gas company Overgas. This was announced by the Russian gas giant, quoted by Russian news agency TASS. Gazprom's share was 50% of the stocks of the..
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed 67-year-old Eleonora Mitrofanova as ambassador of the Russian Federation to Bulgaria, RIA Novosti has reported. Mitrofanova graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International..
The Russian embassy in Bulgaria described as unjustified the declaration as persona non grata of the head of the Russian Ministry of Defence office. Such acts do not promote dialogue in the military sphere nor do their consolidate stability in..
Following a report by the State Agency for National Security a pre-litigation procedure has been launched against a Russian diplomat who collected information, which constitutes a state secret, for military intelligence in Moscow, the prosecutor’s..
“It is not true that Bulgaria is part of a scenario for attacking countries around the Black Sea,” Prime Minister Boyko Borissov states on his Facebook profile. His words come in response to a statement by Maria Zakharova, spokesperson for..
Deputy Secretary of the Council of United Russia and Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs, MP Andrei Klimov, has invited the leader of Bulgarian political party "Revival of the Fatherland", Nikolai Malinov, on a working visit to Moscow,..
BSP leader Kornelia Ninova called for normalization of relations with Russia during the party's 50th jubilee congress. "The Bulgarian national interest requires us to build, trade, travel, have a cultural exchange with Russia," she said...