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State Award Bestowed on Bulgarian Literary Classic

The renowned Bulgarian writer Bogomil Raynov was awarded the state honour Paisii Hilendarski for 2006. The award was presented to him by Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev.

Society | November 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1075

Sofia Unveils WWII Ruined Stained Glass

Bulgaria's state exchequer has officially re-inaugurated a high-art stained glass ruined in Sofia's WWII bombardment. The artistic glass mosaic is one of three stained walls of the Bulgarian National Bank's building, completely ruined 30 March 1944.

Society | November 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1069

Breast Cancer May Be Hereditary

British scientists have discovered that breast cancer may be hereditary, with mothers passing it on their daughters. To come up to this conclusion experts have monitored the families of women who suffer from the disease.

Society | November 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 857

Traffic Woes Mark Enlighteners Day in Bulgaria

Celebrations of Bulgaria's National Enlighteners Day gathered speed across the country on Wednesday when parades throughout Sofia and other cities closed several main boulevards, causing traffic jams. Just a day after the hellish traffic due to the Levsk

Society | November 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 889

Bulgarians Parade to Meet Enlighteners Day

Celebrations of Bulgaria's National Enlighteners Day commenced a day earlier across the country. On November 1 Bulgarians pay tribute to those committed to teaching, studying, culture or scientific works.

Society | October 31, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 950

Warner Bros. to Shoot Horror Movie in Bulgaria

The US company Warner Brothers will shoot a horror movie at the bridge in Bulgaria's seaside city of Burgas.

Society | October 30, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1544

Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim Turns 92

Bishops from Bulgaria's Holy Synod will hold a special holy mass on Sunday to honour Patriarch Maxim's 92 birthday. The mass will be held in the St Alexander Nevski Cathedral, in the heart of Sofia.

Society | October 29, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 870

Bulgaria Unwinds Clocks by Hour on Sunday

Bulgaria is setting the clocks back at 4.00 am sharp on October 29 to return to standard time.

Society | October 28, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1209

French Beauty Grabs Miss Europe 2006

Miss France, Alexandra Rosenfeld, has won the Miss Europe 2006 title in hot rivalry held in Kyiv, Ukraine. Blonde Rosenfeld, aged 19, comes from the southern Languedoc region.

Society | October 28, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9534

Bulgarian Medics Follow Live Unique Eye Surgery

Bulgarian surgeons have made a unique retina surgical intervention, broadcast live for the first time. Four patients underwent complex surgery on their retina in the eye clinic with Saint George University Hospital in Plovdiv.

Society | October 28, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 976

Bulgarian University Dean Grabs Novel of the Year Award

The Sofia University's Dean Boyan Biolchev has been bestowed the Bulgarian Novel of the Year Award for his Varoe's Amazon. Biolchev grabbed the award of BGN 10,000 for his novel and its English translation in contest with five other short-listed novelist

Society | October 28, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1028

Week in Advance

Saturday ** Concert of jazz musician Al Di Meola in Sofia, Bulgaria **

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 440

TO GO

VITOSHA... ...Sofia's fabulous mountain park is celebrating its birthday this weekend, so why not go and take in a lungful of fresh air.

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439

TO DO

DON'T FORGET... ...to turn the clock back an hour Sunday or you might end up being early for work on Monday.

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 496

Beef Kavarma

Ingredients: 400-500 g frying beef steak, 1 onion, 1 clove of garlic, 1 glass of wine, 3-4 tbsp of fat or oil, 1 tbsp cornflour, 1/2 cup beef stock, paprika, pepper, salt

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 754

Springfield's Style Comes to Bulgaria

Spanish clothing line Springfield has finally landed in Bulgaria to the joy of local customers. The company that first started out designing clothes for men only, has already tapped the female market with their fashion line "Springfield woman" which is e

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1604

Same-Sex Marriages Discussed in Sofia

Hundreds of gays and lesbians are discussing the matters of same-sex marriages and families at the 28th Annual Conference of the International ILGA Association.

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1251

Hilton Sofia with Gruesomely Amusing Offer for Halloween

As Halloween - the time of ghosts, goblins, gravestones and graveyards - approaches, Hilton Sofia conjured up a gruesomely amusing offer.

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 873

Angelina Jolie to Adopt Kid from India

Angelina Jolie is set on expanding her international family and has started a procedure for adopting an Indian orphan, reports claim. Jolie, who gave birth to the daughter of Brad Pitt, has two more adopted kids - Cambodian Maddox and Zahara from Ethiopi

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1525

Scientist Uses Physics to Dethrone Dracula, Spooks

Days before Halloween, a physicist from the University of Central Florida has proven that ghost, spooks, vampires and zombies do not exist. Using science instead of a wooden stake or garlic, Costas Efthimiou has metaphorically killed Count Dracula, the m

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3375

Bulgarian Book Fair Opens Doors in Sofia

The third Bulgarian book fair will be opened on Thursday with a sanctification ceremony at The Earth and People Museum.

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 803