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Bulgaria Marks Anniversary of Joint Bulgaria-USSR Space Flight

Bulgaria marks today the 20th anniversary of the second joint Bulgarian-Soviet space flight, which took place in 1988. Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov awarded two Russian cosmonauts, General-Lieutenant Vladimir Shatalov and Colonel Yuri Romanenko wit

Society | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1675

Bulgaria's War of Wheels Takes 4 Victims Overnight

Four people died as 21 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 30 people were injured in the hits, as four of them are in critical condition.

Society | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1040

Bulgaria Traditional Rose Festival Held in Kazanlak

The traditional "Rose Festival" in Kazanlak reached its culmination Sunday with a parade through the town's main street. The festival is being held for the 40th time in Kazanlak.

Society | June 8, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5092

Darik Radio Wins Grand Prize at Prestigious Media Festival

Darik radio won the grand prize in the radio category at the media festival MEDIAMIXX 2008. The prize was awarded for the material "History about Murder" of Nina Vassileva.

Society | June 8, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2272

14 Heavy Traffic Accidents on Bulgaria Roads Overnight

During the last 24-hours 14 serious traffic incidents have been registered in the country with 23 people injured and 2 others in critical conditions. There have been no traffic related deaths, as announced by the Interior Ministry's press-center.

Society | June 8, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1438

Skilful Driving Contest Downtown Sofia

Skilful driving contest took place downtown Sofia on Saturday to mark the Driver's Day celebrated by auto maniacs. The event was organised by Bulgarian auto club "Retro" and gathered dozens of retro cars on the central Oborishte street in the capital.

Society | June 7, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2749

17 Injured on Bulgarian Roads Overnight

Sixteen heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Luckily no one was killed.

Society | June 7, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1340

Passengers Blocked in Trams, Embarked on Boats after Flood Rain in Sofia

Dozens of passengers have boarded on boats to get out of trams in Sofia's Nadezhda neighborhood after the torrential rain that flooded the capital city on Friday. Civil Defense and firefighting teams helped the people, stuck in four motor cars for about

Society | June 6, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1969

Sulphur Dioxide Poisons Bulgaria's Galabovo Once Again

High concentration of sulphur dioxide in the southern Bulgarian town of Galabovo was reported Friday for yet another time, the Regional Environment and Waters Inspectorate in Stara Zagora reported.

Society | June 6, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1566

Torrential Rain and Hail Flood Sofia Central Streets, Archeological Museum

The torrential rain and the hail that poured over Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia on Friday afternoon flooded all central boulevards and streets as well as the building of the Archeological Museum. The traffic across the city has been blocked but there

Society | June 6, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2349

Tourists Enjoy Medieval Erotic Graffiti in Bulgaria's Preslav

Erotic graffiti dating back to the Middle Ages have become the greatest attraction for tourists visiting Bulgaria's medieval capital of Preslav. The drawings are on the eastern fortress wall of Preslav, which was the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire

Society | June 6, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5862

Drunk Wedding Guest Chases Female US Ranger in Bulgarian Hotel

A drunk Bulgarian man caused turmoil in a hotel complex in the town of Sliven after he decided to search for a beautiful ranger from the US contingent by knocking on all room doors in the building. The 32-year-old man saw the military official having a d

Society | June 6, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3411

CSKA Fans Gather in Sofia, Protests Expected

Bosses of the CSKA fan clubs across Bulgaria have gathered Friday in a pub downtown Sofia in order to discuss the situation in the football club, which failed to get a license to participate in UEFA's Champions League due to bad management. The meeting w

Society | June 6, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1501

Search for Bulgarian Sailor Suspended

The search for the missing Bulgarian sailor who fell over board has been suspended by the Romanian side on Thursday, around 5:30 pm. The end of the rescue operation was announced for Darik radio by Zlatko Kuzmanov, Director of the "Search and Rescue" Dep

Society | June 6, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1095

Bulgaria Government to Improve Socio-Economical Status of Young Scholars

The Cabinet approved Thursday higher stipends for students, doctoral candidates and post-graduate students at state secondary schools and scientific organizations. This decision comes in connection with the government's commitment to improve the socio-ec

Society | June 6, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1114

Bulgaria DarikWeb Wins Three First Prizes at Prestigious Media Event

The group DarikWeb, part of the Darik radio media group has received 3 first prices at the international web festival in Albena. The festival is included in the prestigious media conference taking place at the sea resort from June 4 to the 8.

Society | June 6, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1312

Mormons Rush into Orthodox Church in Bulgaria's Burgas, Interrupt Service

Two mormon preachers rushed Thursday into "Saints Cyril and Methodius" orthodox church in Bulgaria's coastal city of Burgas to interrupt the morning service, held to mark the Ascension of Jesus. The missionaries entered the temple and announced in Bulgar

Society | June 5, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8072

Seychelles Party Takes Place in Bulgaria Capital Sofia

The Consulate of the Seychelles in Bulgaria organized Wednesday night a special party with the support of the island republic's Honorary Consul to Sofia Maxim Behar.

Society | June 5, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2666

Sofia Opens Europe's First Laughter Therapy Clinic

Two clowns are to help treatment little children in the first laughter therapy clinic in Europe, which was opened Thursday in Sofia's Pirogov Emergency Institute. The actor Nikolay Nikolaev, aka Professor Koko and his assistant Roko are to entertain the

Society | June 5, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1202

GEO Magazine Photo Exhibition on Display Downtown Sofia

GEO magazine opened Thursday a unique photo exhibition in front of the National Palace of Culture in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia. The display, called "Many-sided Planet" consists of 80 photographs taken by more than 30 professionals, which have caug

Society | June 5, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2715

Search for Missing Bulgarian Sailor Continues

Rescue teams continue to search for a Bulgarian sailor who was working on the Slovak ship Norden and went missing on Tuesday, the Maritime Administration reported. According to officials, the seaman probably fell off board Tuesday afternoon as the crew f

Society | June 5, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1211
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