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116 films were produced in Bulgarian in 2015 – statistics institute

By   /  20/05/2016  /  BG Business, BG Culture, Bulgaria, Business, Culture  /  Comments Off on 116 films were produced in Bulgarian in 2015 – statistics institute

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Sofia, May 20, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe A total of 116 full-length, medium-length and short films were produced in Bulgaria in 2015, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on May 20 2016. Of these, 45 were made for cinema release, 71 for television, one of these a […]

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Bulgaria to confer highest state honour on Orthodox Church head

By   /  13/10/2015  /  BG Culture, BG Social, Bulgaria, Culture, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria to confer highest state honour on Orthodox Church head

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Sofia, October 13, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency Bulgaria’s Cabinet said on October 13 that it had proposed to head of state President Rossen Plevneliev to confer the country’s highest state honour, the Stara Planina first degree, on Bulgarian Orthodox Church head Patriarch Neofit. The recommendation was on the occasion of Neofit’s 70 birthday and for […]

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Archaeological site in central Sofia shut down for Culture Ministry check

By   /  13/10/2015  /  BG Culture, Bulgaria, Culture  /  Comments Off on Archaeological site in central Sofia shut down for Culture Ministry check

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Sofia, October 13, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency Bulgaria’s Culture Ministry said on October 13 that it has ordered the suspension of all conservation work at the Largo archaeological site in central Sofia for an indefinite period of time, during which a team of architects and archaeologists will carry out an assessment of the work carried […]

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Plevneliev: Bulgaria should not rest until getting Tsar Samuil’s bones from Greece

By   /  08/06/2015  /  BG Culture, BG Politics, Bulgaria, Culture, GR Culture, GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Plevneliev: Bulgaria should not rest until getting Tsar Samuil’s bones from Greece

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Sofia, June 8, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Bulgarian head of state President Rossen Plevneliev used the June 8 ceremony of the unveiling of a controversial statue of Tsar Samuil in Sofia to call for the 10th century Bulgarian ruler’s bones to be transferred to Bulgaria from their current […]

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Controversy surrounds new statue of Tsar Samuil in Sofia

By   /  08/06/2015  /  BG Culture, BG Social, Bulgaria, Culture, Social  /  Comments Off on Controversy surrounds new statue of Tsar Samuil in Sofia

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Sofia, June 8, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Clive Leviev -Sawyer of The Sofia Globe Surrounded by controversy, a four-metre-high statue of 10th century Bulgarian ruler Tsar Samuil was to be unveiled in central Sofia on June 8, amid calls for a postponement and rethink of the placing of the statue and with the […]

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1st Sofia Literary Festival 2013

By   /  11/12/2013  /  BG Culture, Bulgaria, Culture  /  Comments Off on 1st Sofia Literary Festival 2013

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  For the first time in Sofia: Sofia International Literary Festival December 10-15, National Palace of Culture, Marble foyer Literature does not recognize any borders is the festival’s slogan. It will gather more than 60 participants from Bulgaria and other Balkan countries. The ambition of the organizers – the Bulgarian Book Association –  is to […]

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Bulgarian, Turkish archaeologists undergo diving training

By   /  11/12/2013  /  BG Culture, Bulgaria, Culture, TR Culture, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian, Turkish archaeologists undergo diving training

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  By Clive Leviev – Sawyer of The Sofia Globe About 30 archaeologists from Bulgaria and Turkey received diving training this summer as part of a joint project between the centre for underwater archaeology in Sozopol, Bulgaria, and the association for cultural heritage in Kirklareli, Turkey, Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on December 11. The […]

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Archaeology: Thracian temple, sanctuary of Zeus and Hera found in Bulgaria’s Sredna Gora

By   /  22/07/2013  /  BG Culture, Bulgaria, Culture  /  Comments Off on Archaeology: Thracian temple, sanctuary of Zeus and Hera found in Bulgaria’s Sredna Gora

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  Archaeologists in Bulgaria have found a Thracian temple and a sanctuary of Zeus and Hera in Sredna Gora in the central part of the country. The discovery was made at a dig in the Kozi Gramadi region near the village of Starosel in the Hissarya municipality by a team of archaeologists from the National […]

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Sofia International Film Fest begins on March 7

By   /  09/03/2013  /  BG Culture, Bulgaria, Culture  /  Comments Off on Sofia International Film Fest begins on March 7

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Bulgaria’s biggest annual cinema event, Sofia International Film Festival, opens on March 7 at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) with a screening of Vitosha – a documentary about both the mountain near Sofia and the protests in June 2012 against legislative amendments that would have eased restrictions on development in protected areas. As is […]

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