Today's Quote: Bulgaria Should Ask Reparations for Actions of Byzantine Empire

Quotes | March 13, 2015, Friday // 13:47
Bulgaria: Today's Quote: Bulgaria Should Ask Reparations for Actions of Byzantine Empire file photo

"How come that it hasn't occurred to us to demand reparations from Greece for the 15 000 Bulgarian soldiers blinded by [Byzantine Emperor] Basil II? We could set up a few eye clinics with the money?"

Renowned Cultural Studies professor Ivaylo Dichev sharing on Facebook his reflections on Greece's reparations demand from Germany. Earlier this week Greek PM Alexis Tsipras announced it would renew its reparation claims for the damage made by Nazi Germany's troops in World War Two.

On July 29, 2014, a battle between the armies of the Byzantine Empire and the First Bulgarian Kingdom ended in Bulgaria's utter defeat and with thousands of Bulgarian troops left blinded as a sign of Basil II's might.

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