Posts Tagged ‘bulgarian’

Bulgarian Pomaks keep traditional wedding rite alive

The marriage of Nefie Eminkova, 21, and her fiance Schaban Kiselov, 24, is an extravaganza of bright colours, flowers, feasting and dancing. But the bride, who comes from Bulgaria’s Pomak minority, can see none of it. Her eyes must remain tightly closed until a Muslim priest blesses the couple. The pair are following an age-old […]

Bulgarian elections: Slight lead for new anti-corruption PP party over ex-ruling GERB — exit polls

Bulgaria’s third election in eight months looks to be a tight race with exit polls putting a newly created anti-corruption party just ahead of the former ruling GERB party. According to surveys late on Sunday night, the new centrist party We Continue the Change (PP) has a three-point lead, with a surprise 26% of the […]

France’s Arc de Triomphe to be covered in fabric for Bulgarian artist tribute

France’s Arc de Triomphe will be temporarily wrapped in 25,000 square metres of recyclable bluish-silver fabric and 3,000 metres of red rope in tribute to Bulgarian artist Christo. The artist had been working on the project for decades, dreaming to create ‘The Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped’. The Bulgarian artist’s family say it’s a fitting tribute […]

Bulgarian companies eager for entering Iranian market

TEHRAN – Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Tehran Nikolina Kuneva in a meeting with the Head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mining and Agriculture (TCCIMA) Masoud Khansari said her country’s companies are eager for cooperation with their Iranian counterparts. In the meeting held on Monday at the place of TCCIMA, the two sides stressed the need […]

Bulgarian PM Borissov ahead in exit polls but loses ground to protest parties

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s right-wing GERB party was leading exit polls on Monday morning with an estimated 25% of the vote, compared to 33.5% at the 2017 election. The three-time premier lost ground to protest parties amid accusations of endemic corruption. Bulgarians voted Sunday in a parliamentary election widely seen as a referendum on […]

Bulgarian game show host quotes Bobby Fischer in antisemitic rant

The host of a popular game show on Bulgarian public TV quoted on air the antisemitic rantings of the late chess master Bobby Fischer, then apologized the following day, a day after the broadcasting company’s top official. On Tuesday, Orlin Goranov of Bulgarian National Television’s “The Last One Wins” posed a question to contestants on […]

European tribunal: Bulgarian courts failed to punish Holocaust denier

Bulgaria’s judicial system erred when it ignored complaints that a far-right politician was inciting to discriminate against Jews and Roma people, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The ruling Tuesday was on appeals to the European court by two Bulgarian Jews, Gabriela Behar and Katrin Gutman, and two Roma citizens, Kremena Budinova and […]

Bulgarian officials find heroin in ship from Iran

Prosecutors from Bulgaria said custom officials confiscated some 400 kilograms of heroin from a cargo ship originating from Iran, according to an ABC news report. The drugs were found divided into 487 packages, and were hidden among asphalt rollers, according to the prosecutor. The estimated worth of the drugs was marked at 18 million euros […]

Bulgarian Authorities Lauded for Banning Neo-Fascist March for Second Year Running

Neo-Nazis dressed in paramilitary uniforms participating in the annual Lukov March in Sofia. Photo: Reuters/Pierre Marsaut. The authorities in Bulgaria have won praise from Jewish groups for banning a pro-fascist march in the capital Sofia for the second year running. First held in Sofia in 2003, the Lukov March annually has drawn neo-Nazis from elsewhere […]

Bulgarian villagers chase away evil with bonfire feast and dancing

Villagers in western Bulgaria donning large, frightening masks depicting mythical creatures took to the streets Wednesday, in an age-old Orthodox New Year carnival believed to ward off evil spirits. The traditional Kukeri dancers banged drums and shook loud copper bells around bonfires in the villages of Svetlya and Kosharevo, some 60 km (37 miles) west […]

Russian Foreign Ministry expels Bulgarian diplomat in tit-for-tat move

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has expelled a Bulgarian diplomat in retaliation after the expulsion of a Russian diplomat by Sofia. The ministry said in a statement it had summoned Bulgaria’s ambassador to inform him that Lieutenant Colonel Mitko Borisov, the embassy’s assistant military attaché, had been declared persona non grata. The diplomat has been ordered to […]

Bulgarian synagogue and Halle memorial targeted in spate of crimes on Jewish sites in Europe

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Bulgarian synagogue and Halle memorial targeted by antisemitic vandals

Vandals struck a synagogue gate in Bulgaria and a monument to the victims of the shooting attack last year near a synagogue in Halle, Germany, in a spate of unrelated incidents this week in Europe. In Bulgaria, the words “Free Palestine Israel=Nazis Antifa Bulgaria” were spray-painted Wednesday on the gate to the synagogue of Plovdiv, […]

God or the Devil? Whose Mystical Eyes Follow Visitors through the Bulgarian Prohodna Cave?

Prohodna Cave is a natural cave located in North Central Bulgaria. This cave is a popular tourist attraction due to a certain natural feature in the cave, i.e. two eye-shaped holes in its central chamber. The pair of holes has been dubbed by locals as the ‘Eyes of God’, or ‘Oknata’ in Bulgarian. Sometimes, this […]

Unidentified Salt God Emerges from Ancient Bulgarian Cult Site

In the ancient world salt was so valuable that Roman soldiers were sometimes paid with salt instead of money . A monthly salt allowance was a salarium, and this Latin word seeds both the French word  salaire, and the English language word salary. When salt first appeared on the market it circulated in its economic […]

Bulgarian Soccer Fans Hold ‘Kyle Rittenhouse Did Nothing Wrong’ Banner

A viral image from Bulgaria has circulated the internet with a political banner that reads “Kyle Rittenhouse Did Nothing Wrong… He is a hero…” despite many on the left, and big tech company Facebook, determining the 17-year-old is guilty without a trial. Before a recent fixture, hardcore supporters for one of the Eastern European’s capital city’s […]

“COVID-19 PCR Tests Are Scientifically Meaningless” Says Bulgarian Pathology Association

The Facts: A study published in the New England Medical Journal outlines how it’s already known that masks provide little to zero benefit when it comes to protection a public setting. Reflect On: Should we have the freedom to wear masks? Why are so many things we are doing right now contrary to data and […]

Bulgarian Journalist Confronts US Officials at EU Over Offshore Bioweapons Labs

Previously, 21WIRE reported on the Pentagon’s extensive offshore bioweapons facilities and how the US Army regularly produces deadly viruses, bacteria and toxins in direct violation of the UN Convention on the prohibition of Biological Weapons. This week, Bulgarian-based investigative journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva was at the European Parliament in Brussels to confront Assistant Secretary at the US Department […]

Saudi Arabia channels Bulgarian weapons transfer to terrorists in Syria

In early April, ship so called “Marianne Danica” arrived the biggest port of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, which hosts the kingdom’s royal navy forces as well as a group of American troops, under the flag of Denmark, after it left the port of Burgas on March 28th, loaded with tons of weapons. According to the newspaper, the ship was […]

Tehran threatens to ban iPhones unless Apple officially registers in Iran

TEHRAN – In an ultimatum, Iranian officials asked iPhone manufacturer Apple Inc. to either officially register in Iran or have its products banned, a local news agency reported Monday. “If Apple will not register an official representative in Iran within the next few days, all iPhones will be collected from the market,” Tasnim News Agency […]

Iran’s coverage: Boeing criticizes ban on Iran deal

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:   Boeing says if Congress blocks its Iran jet deal, rivals’ should be halted too Boeing’s commercial jetliner chief said Sunday that if its deal to sell Iran passenger aircraft is blocked by the U.S. Congress, all other U.S. companies that supply to its rivals should […]

Official: European firms hire 5 Iranian oil tankers

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has leased nearly half a dozen of its oil tankers to the European companies and they are prepared to set sail in international waters, a National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) official disclosed. “A sum of five tankers of the NITC have been hired by foreign companies,” NITC’s Rent Director Ali Akbar Akhound […]

West creates negative atmosphere against Iran missile program

July 9, The Iran Project – Western powers once again create negative atmosphere against Iran missile program to justify US failure to meet JCPOA undertakings, ignoring the deployment of missile system in East Europe. US congress starts to claim that Iran’s missile tests violate the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that endorsed the JCPOA although the US […]

Visegrad 4 Set Stage for Merkel Showdown

The leaders of the Visegrad Four (V4) nations—Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, along with representatives from Macedonia and Bulgaria—have set the stage for an explosive clash with Germany by setting March as a deadline for the nonwhite invasion to be stopped. If a “final decision” in this regard is not taken by […]

Decade of exclusives: 10 biggest RT interviews

August 2008: Dmitry Medvedev, then-president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev spoke exclusively to RT on August 26, 2008, the day Russia officially backed the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The two republics had declared their sovereignty after Georgia’s attack on South Ossetia, which resulted in a short, but deadly and destructive war. March 2011: Ex-Soviet […]

German police deploy water cannon as far-right, antifascists rally in Cologne (IMAGES)

Law enforcers had earlier sought to ban Sunday’s demonstration by the far-rights. However, a Cologne court dismissed the motion and said the protesters would have the right to gather at a fixed location, but they would not be allowed to march through the city’s streets. Hundreds of anti-fascist demonstrators were also expected to confront the […]

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