• Guardian cloisters

      Guardian cloisters

      In the spiritual tradition of Bulgaria it was common for two monasteries to be built near or even within the same settlement - one a friary the other a nunnery. This is the case with the village of Prisovo near the town of Veliko Tarnovo. At the outskirts of the village there are two monasteries - one is a St Panteleimon nunnery and near it is the friary of St Michael the Archangel.

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    • Apparently scared by hard-hitting questions the Reporters avoided meeting with Telegraph Media

      Apparently scared by hard-hitting questions the Reporters avoided meeting with Telegraph Media

      The Reporters without Borders (RSF) have again ducked out of the meeting with the media outlets of Telegraph Media group. Following a number of letters and telephone calls to the NGO’s headquarters within the last two years in which we insisted on having a conversation with the organisation’s director general Christophe Deloire about the scandalously low and questionable 111th position of Bulgaria in the RSF press freedom ranking, on Tuesday the editors-in-chief of Monitor and Telegraph sent to him another invitation for a meeting.

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    • Are you afraid of truth, dear Reporters?

      Are you afraid of truth, dear Reporters?

      To any journalist the matter of great import is to ask questions and seek answers to the issues which society sees as essential. However, this primary postulate of our profession for years has been disregarded by people who are touring the world under the guise of free speech activists.

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    • Standard Prokopiev & Co. lies about Peevski

      Standard Prokopiev & Co. lies about Peevski

      Do you know what a vulture is? Textbooks teach us that it is a large bird of prey feeding on carcasses. Some people may be under the impression that this species can only be found in the animal kingdom. Alas, this could not be further from the truth. The difference is that while the animal vulture picks on dead meet to survive, its human counterpart greedily exploits every tragedy that strikes society to rack up points and achieve their goals, at the expense of that same society, of course.

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    • CorpBank credit files fixed post factum

      CorpBank credit files fixed post factum

      Habitually, CorpBank first extended loans to corporate borrowers controlled by Tsvetan Vassilev and only then came the justification of the money and the preparation of the loan agreements. The latter were just a formality. This was revealed by Biser Lazov, the lead witness in the case looking into CorpBank’s engineered bankruptcy, in his testimony before the Specialised Criminal Court.

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    • Western Rhodope's ethnographic oasis

      Western Rhodope's ethnographic oasis

      The village of Leshten is among Bulgaria's most attractive destinations for rural and ecotourism. It lies on a southwestern slope of the Rhodope Mountains, offering an unforgettable vista to Mount Pirin. The village attracts tourists with its authentic look and the old houses from the National Revival period (18th-19th century), which are perched like birds on the steep mountain slopes.

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    • Pardew article written under Prokopiev’s carbon copy

      Pardew article written under Prokopiev’s carbon copy

      Whatever anyone tells you, just know that they are talking about money. This advice by the American novelist, screenplay writer, essayist and Nobel laureate for literature John Steinbeck is the best description for the opinion piece authored by former US ambassador to Sofia James Pardew for The Hill and entitled “Trump and Bulgaria: Attacks on free media damage democracy”.

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