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65% of Bulgarian Prostitutes' Husbands "Aware"

Some 65% of Bulgaria's prostitutes say their husbands know about their job, an MBMD sociological research aimed at prevention of women trafficking shows.

Society | December 7, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1415

Bulgarian Orphans See First Snow on IMAX Screen

Orphans from various parts of Bulgaria saw the first snow for the year on the screen of IMAX's newest 3D feature "Santa Claus vs The Snowman". Bulgarian super model Magi Valchanova and pop-folk singer Reni took more than 100 children to the movies as par

Society | December 6, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 905

Bulgaria's Fishermen, Bankers Celebrate Holiday

Bulgarian fishermen, sailors and bankers celebrated Wednesday their common patron, Christian St Nicholas. The seaside city of Burgas also marked its holiday along with the day of the Miracle-Worker saint.

Society | December 6, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 807

Bulgarian Prince Attends Charles's Birthday Party

The second son of Bulgarian former King and ex-PM Simeon Saxe-Cobug, Kyril Preslavski was among the honourable guests at the party, which marked Prince Charles's 58th birthday. Kyril was photographed by the Spanish magazine Hola while friendly chatting w

Society | December 5, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1621

Mystery of Bulgarian Voices Captivates Broadway

World-famous ensemble Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares enchanted Broadway's Symphony Space on Sunday. Before an audience of more than 700 people, who had traveled from all over the state of New York, the choir performed some of their best pieces, a magical m

Society | December 4, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1089

UNESCO Church in Sofia Reopens with New Frescoes

The unique Boyana Church, on the outskirts of Sofia, has reopened after thorough restoration work for over 50 years. The restored church was officially re-opened on Monday by President Georgi Parvanov and Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov.

Society | December 4, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9766

Meningitis Kills Two More Kids in Bulgaria

Two boys, aged respectively six months and six years, have died of viral meningitis in a hospital in the city of Plovdiv, adding to the recent increase in the disease death toll. The boys were from the village of Gurkovo and town of Stara Zagora.

Society | December 4, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 802

Bulgarian Children Grab Grand Prix at Intl. Carols Festival

The Detska Kitka Choir of Plovdiv, directed by prof. Zlatina Deliradeva, grabbed the Grand Prix at Prague's International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music on Saturday.

Society | December 3, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1767

Sofia Zoo Marks Bears' Day

Sofia Zoo marks Sunday its traditional holiday Mechkin Den (Bear Day). The bear celebrations come among the annual initiatives of children zooclub Noi with the facility's educational centre.

Society | December 3, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1094

Bulgaria's Biggest Cathedral Shines in New Light

Bulgaria's Alexander Nevski Cathedral has started shining anew, after a lighting renovation. A total of fifteen new spotlights are now focused on the cathedral, located in downtown Sofia.

Society | December 3, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1086

Sofia Theater Opens Doors Renewed

Sofia's Theater 199 opened its doors Saturday after an extensive rennovation, with new seats, a new stage and new hopes for the upcoming season. Unveiling the renewed theater, Culture Minister Stefan Danailov said that in 2007 some BGN 16 M will go for t

Society | December 2, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 870

Dutch Sinterklaas Arrives in Sofia On Horseback

Sinterklaas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus, crossed downtown Sofia on Saturday afternoon, riding horseback in what has become a traditional celebration by the Netherlands' embassy in Bulgaria.

Society | December 2, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1996

Sofia Mayor Gives Man of the Year Pize to Theaters

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov was named Man of the Year in the traditional race held by Club M magazine on Saturday and gave the BGN 20,000 that goes along with the price to the capital's theaters. This is the second time that Borissov has won the prestigio

Society | December 2, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 769

Bulgaria's First Shaolin Monk Back to Homeland

The first Bulgarian to ever train with the Shaolin monks has returned from Tibet after close to a year in the legendary Buddhist monastery. Victor Azmanov is the youngest European to ever have been allowed a stay with the monks, state BNT channel reporte

Society | December 2, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1239

To Go

Remember Nescafe? No, not the drink, but the rink - the newest open-air ice rink in Sofia city. Named Ice Park Nescafe 3 in 1, you can drop in behind the National Palace of Culture and skate from 10 a.

Society | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 613

To Do

Get up early Sunday morning and wish good luck to the Bulgarian volleyball team a step away from the World Cup. ... send an SMS to make a contribution to the annual charity initiative "Bulgarian Christmas".

Society | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 482

Bean Soup

Ingredients: 3 cups cannelloni or northern beans (soaked overnight in water), 1 cup chopped red capsicum, 1 cup chopped green capsicum, 1 cup grated carrot, 1 medium chopped onion, mint, salt, pepper

Society | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1441

Marijuana-like Drugs Help Treatment of Nervous System Diseases

Many scientists believe marijuana-like drugs might be able to treat a wide range of diseases.

Society | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4281

Ex-KGB Agent's Poison

Polonium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Po and atomic number 84. A rare radioactive metalloid, polonium is chemically similar to tellurium and bismuth and occurs in uranium ores.

Society | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 795

Bulgarian President's Annual Christmas Charity Begins

The office of the Bulgarian President is about to open the fourth annual major charity campaign for aiding children. "Bulgarian Christmas" kicks in December 1 to raise funds for drugs and medical facilities and help children in need.

Society | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1012

Bulgaria Marks World AIDS Day with 677 HIV-Positive

Bulgaria marks this year's World AIDS Day with information campaigns across the country, part of a nationwide initiative for HIV/AIDS prevention. Bulgaria's HIV-positive patients on record grew to 677 in November, up by 76 since the beginning of the year

Society | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 665