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Archaeologists Claim John the Baptist Reliquary First on Bulgarian Coastline

Bulgarian archaeologists claim that the reliquary with the relics of St. John the Baptist, found in the souther Black sea town of Sozopol, is the first ever around the Bulgarian coastline.

Society » Archaeology | August 1, 2010, Sunday // 18:18 | Viewed: 3242

Archaeologists Believe John the Baptist Relics Come from Constantinople

Bulgaria's Minister without Portfolio has stated that the relics of Saint John the Baptist, found in the Bulgaria's southern Black sea town of Sozopol, were probably donated by Constantinople.

Society » Archaeology | August 1, 2010, Sunday // 16:48 | Viewed: 4065

Bulgaria Confirms John the Baptist Relics Unearthed in Sozopol

Parts of Saint John the Baptist's relics have been discovered during archaeological excavations in Bulgaria's southern Black Sea town of Sozopol, archaeologists announced on Sunday, confirming earlier reports.

Society » Archaeology | August 1, 2010, Sunday // 15:14 | Viewed: 27853

Bulgarians Proclaim August 1 Day with No Chalga Music

For the first time ever Bulgarians have the chance to join a symbolic protest against the widespread popfolk music or chalga - as it is derogatorily called - following an initiative on the global social network Facebook.

Society | August 1, 2010, Sunday // 10:52 | Viewed: 4910

Wildfires Rage on in Central Russia

More than 240,000 persons are engaged in taming wildfires that have been sweeping central Russia for the last couple of days, reports RIA Novosti Saturday.

Society » Environment | July 31, 2010, Saturday // 15:43 | Viewed: 2670

Bulgarian Folk Music Celebrates at Two Major Festivals

Two important and much-loved Bulgarian folk music festivals - Pirin Pee and the Gela village gathering - are taking place Saturday.

Society » Culture | July 31, 2010, Saturday // 11:22 | Viewed: 3310

Downtown Sofia Park Introduces Innovative 'No Sex' Signs

Officials of the Military Academy “G. S. Rakovski” in Sofia have place unique prohibition signs in the institution’s park in order to stave off indecent behavior.

Society | July 30, 2010, Friday // 18:50 | Viewed: 10261

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Outraged at Cut Budget

The Bulgarian Academy of Science came out Friday with a sharp declaration stating that it will go out on new protests against the cutting of state funding and the general disregard for science.

Society | July 30, 2010, Friday // 17:46 | Viewed: 1613

Bulgarian Mystery Voice Stefka Sabotinova Passes Away

Stefka Sabotinova, celebrated and universally loved Bulgarian folk singer, passed away at the age of 80 Friday.

Society » Obituaries | July 30, 2010, Friday // 14:59 | Viewed: 8206

Bulgarian Capital Shuts Major Route to Sofia Airport for Repairs

The Sofia Municipality is closing down the Brussels Boulevard - the major road to the Sofia International Airport - for repairs until late December.

Society | July 30, 2010, Friday // 14:44 | Viewed: 1931

Jazz Legend Natalie Cole to Perform in Sofia

The world famous jazz singer Natalie Cole will perform in Bulgaria for the first time on July 30.

Society » Culture | July 30, 2010, Friday // 14:39 | Viewed: 2887

Bulgaria Among Unhappiest Nations in the World - Gallup Poll

Bulgaria ranks 137 out of 155 countries in a recent Gallup poll, which identified the happiest countries in the world.

Society | July 30, 2010, Friday // 12:40 | Viewed: 3876

Bulgaria's Tsarevets to Host 3rd Opera, Ballet Festival

The chair of the Bulgarian Parliament, Tsetska Tsacheva, will open the third edition of the summer opera and ballet festival "Stage of the Ages" in the Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo.

Society » Culture | July 30, 2010, Friday // 10:10 | Viewed: 2600

Bulgaria Awards Medal to Model of Top Soviet Era Monument

Aleksey Skurlatov, the soldier who served as the model of Bulgaria's most famous Soviet Army monument, has received a medal from the Bulgarian President.

Society | July 29, 2010, Thursday // 19:10 | Viewed: 3478

Bulgarian Journalist Raises Assassination Plot Alert

Ivo Indzhev, one of Bulgaria's most prominent journalists, who was kicked out four years ago from national private bTV for allegedly libeling President Georgi Parvanov, has warned of an assassination attempt being plotted against him.

Society | July 29, 2010, Thursday // 18:02 | Viewed: 1805

German Power Metal Band Helloween to Sing in Bulgaria in January

German power/speed metal band Helloween will stage its fifth ever concert in Bulgaria in January 2011.

Society » Culture | July 29, 2010, Thursday // 15:07 | Viewed: 3323

Bulgarian Muslims Stage New 'Chief Mufti' Rally

Outraged imams submitted Thursday with the Parliament a declaration signed by 200 000 Bulgarian Muslims demanding annulment of the reinstatement of Nedim Gendzhev as Chief Mufti.

Society | July 29, 2010, Thursday // 13:38 | Viewed: 1855

Archaeologists Uncover John the Baptist Relics in Bulgaria's Sozopol - Report

Parts of St. John the Baptist's relics might have been discovered during archeological excavations in Bulgaria's southern Black Sea town of Sozopol, report Bulgarian media.

Society » Archaeology | July 29, 2010, Thursday // 10:04 | Viewed: 29259

UNESCO Statute of Bulgaria's Nesebar Hangs on Thread

Bulgaria's historical Black Sea town of Nesebar will remain a UNESCO World Heritage City for the time being, the Mayor, Nikolay Dimitrov, announced Wednesday.

Society » Culture | July 28, 2010, Wednesday // 17:25 | Viewed: 5564

Jurgen Roth: Bulgaria Is on Right Track

German journalist Jurgen Roth, who is on trial for slander in Bulgaria for the publishing of his book about organized crime, "The new Bulgarian Demons," has something good to say about the Balkan nation's fight against corruption and organized crime.

Society | July 28, 2010, Wednesday // 13:23 | Viewed: 1856

Bulgaria State TV New Head Election Challenged in Court

A failed runner for the office of director-general of the Bulgarian state-owned national television channel BNT has appealed the contest outcome, citing technical irregularities and corruption allegations.

Society | July 28, 2010, Wednesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 2197
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