Russian Businessmen to Turn Sofia Mall into Orthodox Christianity Museum - Report
Russian businessmen are interested in purchasing the Sofia Central Department Store (Tsum) building and turning it into a museum of Orthodox Christianity.
Tzum owner Georgi Gergov has received a written purchase offer signed by noted Russian entrepreneurs and cultural figures, Bulgarian Focus News Agency informed.
Gergov, a famous Bulgairan businessman and Bulgarian Socialist Party Plovdiv organization leader, has himself neither confirmed nor denied the information, reports Dnevnik.bg
The offer reportedly states that the goal of the project is to integrate the cultural and the Christian Orthodox tradition between the South Slavs and Russia.
The prospective buyers consider the building particularly suitable because of its central location, close to several early Christian churches, and to the the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
A year ago, former Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov suggested the Tsum buliding accommodate the National History Museum, but however the idea was not implemented.
Georgi Gergov, who has interests in tourism, the light industry and communications, is known to be a personal friend of former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.
Gergov is majority owner of International Plovdiv Fair, among others. He acquired Tsum in 2004 from Reagent Pacific Group for the aount of EUR 20 M. Currently, the Sofia Central Department Store is owned by his two sons.
....My dearest Novinite...why the sarcasm always when the subject is Russia? Alas, if it was a devlish [Dare I mention that name? NO, have promised not to mention that...enemy of humanity] company buying Tzum to open McDonald's it would be 'foreign direct investment' but la Russie is to tease...to laught at ;-). Despair...me....those CIA chips have controlled you Dear Novinite...And you too Sergei...Where is the boy from Kherson when the motherland calls?....Oh la lá......the friendship...the bonds....why? We are brothers....Who liberated you dearest BG.?...Was it Ronald McDonald? Or Count Gurko? Btw...I don't know myself (Je ne sais pas, et je despaire, je cris!)....You desecrate our monuments but build 'monster' monuments to the brutal capitalisme imposed by the USA/EUSSR......Where is the love...where is the spirituality...You tease the businessmen...but they bring faith and hope...we all need hope, need we not Novinite?
"The offer reportedly states that the goal of the project is to integrate the cultural and the Christian Orthodox tradition between the South Slavs and Russia."
...Do tease Dear Novinite....Do continue the sarcasm (la sarcasme ou le orgasme) ....Do continue in the payroll of the CIA....But remember Dearest Novinite...We are your true brothers...We liberated you and we deserve better Bg.....Btw...not Belene I am per se against nuclear...But the rest...BG & Novinite...I do....Do remember....With your economy destroyed by the EU...Do remember us....Do sell us your flats in the Black Sea....And do remember that we remember ;-)