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German-Bulgarian Writer Slams Election of Bokova for UNESCO Head

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Bulgaria: German-Bulgarian Writer Slams Election of Bokova for UNESCO Head German-Bulgarian writer Iliya Troyanov. Photo by BGNES

Renown German writer of Bulgarian origin, Iliya Troyanov (German spelling: Ilija Trojanow) has slammed the election of Irina Bokova for head of UNESCO in an article for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

The article is entitled, "Why UNESCO's Election Is a Scandal" (in German). In it, Troyanov cites Bokova's election as an example of the fact that 20 years after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, the former nomenclature is still very powerful.

Troyanov's article focuses on certain moments of Bokova's biography: the fact that her father was a member of the Politburo of the Bulgarian Communist Party, which allowed Bokova to enjoy privileges such as studying at the International Relations Institute in Moscow.

Troyanov goes on to say that children should not be punished for the sins of their parents, but he stresses what he calls "clan politics" in Bulgaria, reminding that the father of former Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev was also a Politburo member, and the father of the former Chief Prosecutor Nikola Filchev was a secret service agent in charge of concentration camps.

Troyanov believes that the corruption and mafia reigning in Bulgaria are the result exactly of this role of the former nomenclature and its descendants.

He also states that the new UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova, just as her party, the BSP, has not denounced the crimes of the communist regime in Bulgaria.

"The new Director General of UNESCO belongs to a small, powerful layer, which has ruined Bulgaria, and is only playing a game of democracy, as long as its privileges are not taken away. The Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel has declared that Hosni's election would have been a "shame" for the international community. Yesterday, two GULAG-survivors from Bulgaria declared that Bokova's election was shameful for all of us. UNESCO might have escaped one shame but at what price!", Troyanov concludes his article.

 

Novinite.com's Interview with Iliya Troyanov from February 2009 is available HERE

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#287
Bloke from Alrewas off the A38 - 2 Oct 2009 // 04:13:08

Eurotourist,

"What would you know about clean fannies(english). Do you know what one looks like, and more to the point, what one wants. Stick to your boys' club, sweaty changing room. Must remind you of sights and smells on the ship. YOU FAT YANKEE P00F!"

PMSL, Eurotourist :-D! Got any fanny-bags for me? LMAO
How the dickens have you been, my son?

#286
Bloke from Alrewas off the A38 - 30 Sep 2009 // 21:15:08

LAAARF-INK MY MAMMARIES OFF :-D... but 'uv curse'

#285
Bloke from Alrewas off the A38 - 30 Sep 2009 // 21:14:10

Fook me. I am rolling on the floor, laaaaarf-ink my mammaries like a talismanic mastodonic ballerina with an enviable chest of concertina.

Haven't glanced at this place for aeons and it seems like the good old jostling of capricious Skywalker-ian swords is so alive and well that it makes a crowded house of Zionist Fasci-Liberals shag itself diagonally whilst resting on its haunches :-D.

Wicked Witch, Nell, Dr. Faustus (Fisted LOL), and me ol' mucka Bill... you are all legends. Luvin' it!

#284
Bill - 30 Sep 2009 // 14:04:19

Nellie:

"You are less real than an alien from outer space to me."

Then you're either ungodly stupid or crazy! Don't you realize that there are PEOPLE on the other side of the monitor?

#283
NellieotAmerica - 30 Sep 2009 // 14:01:17

Feisty

You are a "weenie".

"Weenie is a very sensitive guy, and it angers and saddens him that everyone isn't just as sensitive as he. An admitted male feminist, Weenie is ever vigilant against anti-progressive attitudes. Though he seldom comes into personal contact with the working classes, he keenly feels the pain of their oppression nonetheless . Weenie's chief antagonists are Troglodyte, Evil Clown, Capitalista and sometimes Ideologue. Because of his natural petulance Weenie can easily be goaded into battle, but he is encumbered by a tendency to throw temper tantrums when severely pressed."

#282
NellieotAmerica - 30 Sep 2009 // 13:59:01

Bill

You are a "toxic granny"

"Warriors often underestimate Toxic Granny's fighting abilities. She can be very aggressive, and because of the deference paid to the elderly, not only does Toxic Granny easily attract allies to aid in her defense, but her foes are reluctant to employ their strongest weapons against her. Prudent Warriors avoid confrontations with Toxic Granny because there is ignominy in defeat and no glory in victory."

#281
NellieotAmerica - 30 Sep 2009 // 13:55:35

Bill

" If that's what you call "fun", you are really in psychiatric trouble! Getting fun out of injuring other people, whether physicaly, mentally, or morally, is a form of sadism"

Who said anything about people? You are just a bunch of mega-bites in cyberspace. You are less real than an alien from outer space to me.

#280
Bill - 30 Sep 2009 // 13:50:46

Nellie:

"Slamming each other is called a "flame war" and it is fun."

If that's what you call "fun", you are really in psychiatric trouble! Getting fun out of injuring other people, whether physicaly, mentally, or morally, is a form of sadism.

#279
NellieotAmerica - 30 Sep 2009 // 13:44:54

Feisty

" Didn't you realize that it gives some people a hard-on or and/or wet panties when they throw insults and obscenities in the face of others and then, when you react to these provocations slam them again with any kind of insulting remarks?"

I just HAD to respond to this puke, I just couldn't let it go. Slamming each other is called a "flame war" and it is fun. Each flame warrior has his own distinctive style. It is an art form, or performance art if you like. Can you say FUN? Can your Germanic brain wrap itself around this concept? You are dull and boring in the extreme, you don't excite me in the least. At least Bill has some peculiar beliefs I can sink my teeth into. You are just so politically correct and bland, it shows lack of creativity. But I guess artistic creativity is not the German way.

#278
DrFaust - 30 Sep 2009 // 03:58:00

Bulerican,

you fell in the trap, too.

Didn't you realize that it gives some people a hard-on or and/or wet panties when they throw insults and obscenities in the face of others and then, when you react to these provocations slam them again with any kind of insulting remarks?

#277
Bill - 29 Sep 2009 // 22:36:35

Eurotouorist:

So much for a display of feeling of superiority, demeaning tendency, name-calling, inability to use polite language, etc.

Have any more samples?

#276
Eurotourist - 29 Sep 2009 // 22:34:21

Nell,

Wouldn't touch the stuff. Does my head in, as does mastika. Samo Zagorka!

#275
NellieotAmerica - 29 Sep 2009 // 22:32:08

Euro

Lay off the rakiya, looks like you've had enough already. lol

#274
Eurotourist - 29 Sep 2009 // 22:29:22

Villim,

What would you know about clean fannies(english). Do you know what one looks like, and more to the point, what one wants. Stick to your boys' club, sweaty changing room. Must remind you of sights and smells on the ship. YOU FAT YANKEE P00F!

#273
Bill - 29 Sep 2009 // 22:23:32

Eurotourist:

"if you have got it, what the fcuk do you do with it?"

Try washing! That's usually effective in such cases, isn't it?