Bulgarians Mark 70 Y since Tsar Boris III's Death
A memorial service and liturgy are going to be held at the Rila Monastery in honor of 70 years since the death of Tsar Boris III The Unifier (r. 1918-1943).
Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit will lead the service in the monastery's cathedral church where the tomb of Tsar Boris III is located.
The memorial will be attended by the President of the Republic, Rosen Plevneliev, diplomats, public figures, members of the royal family and monrchists.
Boris III the Unifier, Tsar of the Bulgarians (30 January 1894 – 28 August 1943), was the son of Tsar Ferdinand I. He came to the throne in 1918 upon the abdication of his father, following the defeat of the Tsardom of Bulgaria during World War I.
During World War II, Boris III eventually allied Bulgaria with Nazi Germany, even though in the early days of the war he managed to keep Bulgaria neutral for two years.
In 1941, Boris reluctantly allied Bulgaria with the Axis Powers in an attempt to recover Macedonia from Greece and Yugoslavia, which had been gained by Bulgaria in the First Balkan War and lost again in the Second.
However, in spite of this loose alliance, Boris was not willing to render full and unconditional cooperation with Nazi Germany. Thus, Bulgaria never sent troops to fight the Soviet Army on the Eastern Front, unlike other Axis states, and Boris is also credited with preventing the deportation of some 50 000 Bulgarian Jews to Holocaust death camps in 1943 despite massive pressure by Hitler.
Tsar Boris III is the father of Bulgaria's last Tsar, Simeon II Saxe-Coburg, who served as a minor Tsar in 1943-1946, and as Bulgaria's Prime Minister in 2001-2005.
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OF POST " FREEDOM" BULGARIA TO THE COMMUNIST REGIME!!! WE NEED SEMION LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD!!!LET THAT GAMBLER GO BACK TO MONTE CARLO!!! HE WILL BE THE LAST OF THAT F..........FAMILY
EVERYONE WILL EVER SEE IN BULGARIA!!! 12 YEARS AGO CAPITAL NEWPAPER POSTED: GIVE HIM REAL ESTATE ACT FOR THE TERITORY OF BULGARIA...NOT FAR FROM THE TRUTH!!! BESIDES THE TITLES AS "
GRADND PRINCE" ETC, HAS EVER RETURN HERE??? NO ONE SINSE HIS SONS "FRIENDS" AT RIGHTFUL AGE OF 32 WAS FINANCE MINISTER....OHHH FORGOT TO MENSION FROM THE USA...HARVARD WAS IT???
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