Bulgaria Expects 4% Increase of Russian Tourists

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Bulgaria's Economy Ministry expects a 4% increase of number of Russian tourists in 2014, said deputy economy minister Branimir Botev, quoted by the Cherno More agency. 

“We are seeing an increase of tourist numbers – not only from Russia, but also from Ukraine,” Botev said. 

He said the authorities have already issued 200 000 tourist visas and debunked the fears that the tensions between Russia and Ukraine will lead to a decrease in tourist numbers.

Meanwhile, on Saturday Varna Mayor Ivan Portnih, Botev and Varna regional governor Ivan Velikov drank a glass of sea water in front of journalists to demonstrate the water was completely safe.

This came in reply to claims made by health specialists that the sea water in Varna was contaminated with Hepatitis A after the floods, which damaged the city's sewers and fecal matter was flowing in the sea.

According to Botev, this was a vile attempt to scare off tourists.

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Optimistic - 9 Jul 2014 // 21:39:18

Trotsky was innocent and Leningrad was a great city, it resisted the Germans in WW2.

Stalingrad was the battles that was the begining of the ultimate defeat of the Germans and the tactics used by the Red Army in the battle of Stalingrad were evolved from the tactics Trotsky developed in fighting the White Russians.

Uncle Stalin - 9 Jul 2014 // 19:52:57

Trotsky was convicted of plotting to assassinate Soviet leaders and is therefore an Enemy of the People. Lenin got a city named after him.

Optimistic - 9 Jul 2014 // 18:06:16

Leon Trotsky was the Commisar for War after the sucessful Bolshevik Revolution and he founded and led the Red Army.

Lenin was the founder and first leader of the USSR.

They liberated the workers and peasants from the capitalists.

Uncle Stalin - 9 Jul 2014 // 17:41:22

Trotsky is a traitor to The Revolution and to The People. Lenin makes a nice statue.

Optimistic - 8 Jul 2014 // 08:25:12

Lenin and Trotsky both believed in elections.

Uncle Stalin - 8 Jul 2014 // 06:10:28

Optimistic, elections? Disgrace to the Communist Party! I feel a purge coming on!

Optimistic - 7 Jul 2014 // 20:37:17

To Warfou Russia didn't steal the Crimea, remember there were elections there and the Crimean people voted to join the Russian Federation.

Russia would like a navy base in a NATO country and it would pay well and maybe give guaranteed supplies of gas.

Warfou - 7 Jul 2014 // 17:40:27

Russia used to pay good money for leasing a military base in Sevastopol until it stole this base one day together with the rest of the Crimea. Apparently, the lease cost was too big. Making business with such partner means big risk.

Optimistic - 6 Jul 2014 // 21:02:02

Hey Seedy that is an excellent idea, Bulgaria belongs with the Russian Federation, the joint history of co operation goes back centuries and im sure Russia would pay good money to have a military port in Bulgaria.

Seedy - 6 Jul 2014 // 13:15:02

No doubt they'll soon be forming "self-defence" terrorist armies and appealing to Al-Putin (The Most Merciful and Beneficent) to rescue them from the fascist government in Bulgaria which viciously asks them to at least TRY to behave like civilised human beings during their visit here......

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