Photo Story: Bulgaria in Pictures: 2011

1 of 50 | January 6, 2012, Friday BGNES, Sofia Photo Agency

January: Partial Eclipse of the Sun

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Vladimir Putin: Overwhelmingly Absent, then Overwhelmingly Present

For about ten days, Russian President Vladimir Putin was absent from spotlight, and a number of Russian media outlets started speculating on the reasons. While a number of websites criticizing the political elite suggested this is a peculiar development, the Kremlin downplayed any hypotheses that there was something wrong....

March 22, 2015, Sunday

Holi: a Hindu Festival of Colors and Love

Holi is celebrated as the Hindu spring festival of colors and love. Celebrated mostly in India and Nepal, it heralds the beginning of spring and is traditionally celebrated for days, at the end of each winter. ...

March 7, 2015, Saturday

Boris Nemtsov: Once Governing Politician, Later Opposition Leader

The death of Boris Nemtsov has shocked a number of politicians, observers and citizens in Russia and across the globe. Nemtsov has been described by many as a controversially perceived figure, but nevertheless one of the most notable ones in Russia's history. ...

February 28, 2015, Saturday

Oscars 2015: 87th Academy Awards Ceremony

British actor Eddie Redmayne won the best actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, while Julianne Moore picked up best actress for Still Alice. Dark comedy Birdman won best film and best director for Mexican film-maker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu at a ceremony on 22 February 2015....

February 23, 2015, Monday

Festivities Mark Start of Chinese New Year 2015

Celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year 2015 began on 19 February across China and other Asian countries with large Chinese population. 2015 is the Year of the Goat, also known as the Year of the Sheep. ...

February 19, 2015, Thursday