Protests to 'Welcome' Sergey Lavrov to Sofia

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Bulgaria: Protests to 'Welcome' Sergey Lavrov to Sofia Sergey Lavrov. File photo.

Two protests against the visit of Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be held on Monday in Sofia. 

They are organised via Facebook by the Protest Network organisation under the slogan: “Put an end to Bulgaria's energy dependence on Russia. Do not betray Bulgaria! Lavrov, go home!” and will take place in front of the Foreign Ministry shortly after noon on Monday and in front of the Council of Ministers building in the afternoon. 

“On July 7, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives in Bulgaria to discuss the South Stream pipeline and to sign unclear agreements with the outgoing Oresharski government. Let us defend the European future and sovereignty of our country,” reads the Protest Network manifesto. “This morally failed government does not have the right to take any decisions in the name of our people. Let us stop our energy dependence on Russia. Let us put an end to Russia's meddling in Bulgaria's internal affairs. Let us show Putin and his puppet Lavrov that we do not want them and the road of our country leads to Europe.”

Lavrov will arrive on Monday and will have series of meetings – with his Bulgarian counterpart Kristian Vigenin, outgoing Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, Speaker of Parliament Mihail Mikov and President Rosen Plevneliev. 

It is expected that the main topic of the conversations will be the South Stream gas pipeline project, which was recently put on hold by Oresharski, until all concerns of the EU are addressed and all errors are removed.

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Optimistic - 12 Jul 2014 // 23:14:02

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Tania Oz - 12 Jul 2014 // 02:44:59

Vladimir KKK,

6. Get back into your rose - tinted dungeon where you belong!

Tania Oz - 12 Jul 2014 // 02:41:38

Vladimir KKK, you really are a dumb arse.

1. Don't assume that because someone may be anti Russian in sentiment, that they then automatically become pro American.

2. If you cannot stand anything American, why do you use American English?

3. "No need to fucking critisize everyone who doesn't like your disgusting America." say.
Well how about you listen to your own advice; No need to criticise everyone who doesn't like your disgusting Russia.

4. "modern Russian equipment"...........Lol, does that include Lada cars (the epitome of style and luxury)?

5. "And for the record, most Russians make way more than 5000.".........Lol, I'm sure the millions of Russians living in poverty agree with you wholeheartedly. Go ask Poohtin how much he earns and then ask him how much he has stolen from the State? How does an uneducated wanker like that become so filthy rich? Pretty obvious isn't it!

Vladimir K. - 12 Jul 2014 // 01:48:25

Average american makes 50.000? Yeah right, good joke. Even if they did, money is not everything to drive a country you cunt.

We want to be who we are, and you are who you are. No need to fucking critisize everyone who doesn't like your disgusting America.

And for the record, most Russians make way more than 5000.

Johnson - 12 Jul 2014 // 01:39:56

"Soviet technology would be great to get rid of pro US people since the modern Russian equipment is way tougher than the american built crap."

LOL, sure, that's why you peasants got your ass slammed and humiliated and destroyed during the Cold War. And that's why you peasants make an average $5,000 salary per year and a typical American makes $50,000. Your superior technology might have something to do with that....... Hahahahahahahaha.

Vladimir K. - 11 Jul 2014 // 16:31:03

Disgusting right wing pigs such as "Tania Oz" should be attached to a Katyusha rocket home to Australia where she belongs. Soviet technology would be great to get rid of pro US people since the modern Russian equipment is way tougher than the american built crap.

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Optimistic - 11 Jul 2014 // 08:25:03

The government was very gentle with the protestors.

These protestors blocked parliament and fling burning paper at the parliament building.

In Spain and Greece anti government protestors were attacked with tear gas and water cannons by their right wing governments.

Bulgarian Socialists respected the right of people to protest and used the excellent Bulgarian Police to protect parliament and to keep things calm., no tear gas, no water canons.

Tania Oz - 11 Jul 2014 // 04:24:55

"These are professional protesters, a crowd that will chant any slogan just for the sake of it. "..................

No: it is called "freedom of speech"; something that was completely shut down for decades in your glorious communism era, and more recently this year when the BSP (BCP = Bulgarian Crap Party) Interior Minister Yovchev used overly heavy handed force and tactics to dispell and quash all the anti government protesters whom disagreed with and refused to acknowledge the newly "elected" Socialists and their co-conspirators Mestan Mouse and Bolen Volen, ie anything to get back in power by any means in order to ensure the commie/socialist rule continues, the Turks and the Blackshirts get what they want, and to keep Poohtin happy.

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Optimistic - 10 Jul 2014 // 14:56:13

To Warfou Russia liberated itself including the Ukraine and Eastern Europe from Facism during WW2 using technology such as T34 tanks and Katusha Rockets.

For sure these were less sophicistated than the German equipment but it all worked.

Last Year the US bought Russian Helicopters to give to Afganistan because the Russian helicopters are easier to use than American ones and more reliable in challenging conditions.

The 'collective good' is far more important than 'individual freedom'.

sa-sha - 10 Jul 2014 // 11:41:43

"Russia will soon share the fate of the USSR"---Great. And how? Answer: "It's Simple: return the Crimea...Or eat shit"---To "eat shit"? Great also. This poet is a good judge of dainty dishes ;-).....As for "return": people of that
God blessed land have already returned HOME. They see what happens with civilians in South-Eastern Ukraine and they are happy that they have escaped the same fate...They don't want to eat USA-EU-Ukr. shit, obviously. They have another taste. And neither the foreign "exceptional" masters, nor a bit too simple "prophets" and "advisors" will force Crimeans to change their taste.

Warfou - 10 Jul 2014 // 10:27:30

Ukraine is a different nation than Russia, same as Poland, Baltics, Romania and Bulgaria. Apart from the cyrillic alphabet and language similarities, Ukraine has nothing common with it. Historically, Ukraine was an independent country on much higher level of development than Russia (the early medieval "Red Rus" with capital in Kiev) because it was closer to the Constantinople, a cultural centre of that time. Then it went under Polish control and evolved its specific spirit of freedom, the cossack ethos. Parliamentarism and the idea of individual freedom which the Ukraine learnt in that time were, and still are, completely unknown in Russia. Compared to Europe, Russia was absolutely backward, peasant country being economically and politically on a medieval level well into the 19th century. Now Russia has got a few massive petrodollars injections and "resurrected" its postimperial cadaver together with soviet zombies again.

Optimistic - 10 Jul 2014 // 08:23:49

The Crimea was always Russian, the Ukraine was always part of the USSR.

The US EU NATO by land grabbing the Ukraine are stealing what belongs with the Russian Federation.

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