In an analysis entitled "How Bulgarian Political Elite Betrayed Russia" the Russian think tank Centre for Political Analysis claims that Bulgarian oligarch groups deny access to political life of pro-Russian parties and circles.
"The ordinary citizens continue to sympathise with Russia, but due to the power of oligarchic clans, they cannot politically realise their sympathies," writes the think tank, which is part of the Russian TASS wire service.
The publication notes the recent diplomatic controversy between Bulgaria and Russia on Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev's interview for Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in which he called Russia “an aggressive nationalist state”....
You may not be a prostitute but what you write is pure nonsense and an obvious proof of naivity. How can you compare Russian pensions to Bulgarian without comparing the cost and quality of life at the same time? Russia earns lots of money on its oil and gas exports what boosts the exchange rate of the rouble. If this exports breaks Russia will sink into poverty. Compare what you can get for Bulgarian pension in Sofia or Burgas to what an average Russian pensioner can get in Moscow or Petersburg, it is more or less the same. You seem to be new to eastern Europe so I will tell you that before 1989 Serbia was economically on a much higher level than Bulgaria but now it is the opposite. The main reason is the fact that Bulgaria joined the EU and Serbia didn't.
@Fester. Ha-Ha-Ha! Prostitute? 70 years old? I doubt I would have many 'clients' , dude! Besides, I have a husband, a Bulgarian one.
We live in Sofia for more than 7 years after leaving UK and I am familiar with the situation in the country, sometimes to a point of frustration, seeing young people being brainwashed to believe the West is good and the East is evil. There is enough sh$$t on both sides, however East is better for Bulgaria on all counts.
"They think, because they are from the West, they are the highest grade of people and superior to Bulgarians. Shame, that Bulgarians not only allow them to think that, but they themselves believe it to be true. Russians, on the other hand, respect Bulgarians as equal and at times put them one step above themselves."
***Russian paid prostitute troll alert***
It is obvious, a lot of comments here are written by Ukrainian trolls pretending they are Bulgarians. Next lot - uneducated Western 'know it all's'. They think, because they are from the West, they are the highest grade of people and superior to Bulgarians. Shame, that Bulgarians not only allow them to think that, but they themselves believe it to be true. Russians, on the other hand, respect Bulgarians as equal and at times put them one step above themselves. Usually, when the Russian is not a 'big bag of money'. As for Crimea - read Wikipedia, it will open your eyes on the fact that that part of the world was Russian and was unlawfully given to Ukraine by Khrushchev in 1954 without referendum, without consultations, just given as a present because he was half Ukrainian himself. Also, Ukrainians should look in their back yard and answer for the land they grab from Poland. Cheeky b$$7rds!
@Chris Knight, And your comment is a pure Western propaganda. 'Better standards of living'... where, in Bulgaria? Are you joking? I don't know where your wife came from, but what I had seen in Bulgaria is a poverty, dirty Cities - including Varna. Just ask an ordinary Bulgarian pensioner who worked 30 years+ about the size of his/her pension and then compare it to a pension of Russian ordinary citizen.You will find that Russian pension is twice the size of Bulgarian. The biggest mistake Bulgarian ever did is to join EU. It was a loss for Bulgarian people, but a great gain for their oligarchs. I will vote UKIP to get Britain out that rat-hole EU.
"it's that they are so comically unshakable in the faith into their own phantoms ;-) "
Prostitutes, prostitutes and more prostitutes, if that country got rid of half of those pesky streetwalking online and real street whores, it would be a bit bitter........;-)
"The annexation of the Crimea", "[Russia] being worldwide(!) perceived as a country next to the Third Reich",
"Literally no one trusts Russia anymore", "a new Maidan, this time - in Moscow"-----!!!!!;-).....what I like in such
great "authors", it's that they are so comically unshakable in the faith into their own phantoms ;-)
The annexation of the Crimea was Russia's huge mistake. The reputation loss is enorm, it is now being worldwide perceived as a country next to the Third Reich. Literally no one trusts Russia anymore, including even the Lukashenko's Byelarus, their last ally. On a longer term, the sanctions and drop of oil prices will lead to a new Maidan, this time - in Moscow.
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