Bulgaria Regains Ownership of Antiques Seized in Canada

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Bulgaria Regains Ownership of Precious Antiques Seized in Canada: Bulgaria Regains Ownership of  Antiques Seized in Canada Bulgaria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikolay Mladenov, proudly displays part of the priceless objects just returned from Canada in an effort to fight illegal antiques smuggling. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikolay Mladenov, officially handed Tuesday to Deputy Culture Minister, Todor Chobanov, over 350 antique objects returned from Canada.

The objects – silver and bronze coins, jewelry and human figurines, dated from the Roman and Byzantine times, were seized by Canadian border authorities in 2008 and came back home due to the swift reaction of Canada and collaboration with Bulgarian institutions.

Mladenov expressed his deepest gratitude to all Canadian friends of Bulgaria for their partnership, which he says was the expression of the traditionally good relations between the two countries.

Canadian Ambassador, Philippe Beaulne, responsible for Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Cyprus, was also present at the official ceremony. He expressed his own satisfaction from the collaboration between Bulgaria and Canada and vowed his country would continue the fight against antiques' smuggling.

Todor Chobanov declared this was a "happy day for Bulgaria, marking another victory in the effort to preserve the country's historical heritage."

The ceremony was also attended by the Honorary Consul of Canada to Sofia, Ivo Prokopiev.

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Dino the Athenian - 2 Nov 2010 // 19:16:00

Love it!

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Nellieherself - 2 Nov 2010 // 19:09:45


VD--I like it!

Here is another one: RINO=republican in name only. lol

Dino the Athenian - 2 Nov 2010 // 19:07:13


D-rats? you just made my day. I love it!

Why not call them VD (Vermin Democrats)? for the double meaning, I guess.

Nellieherself - 2 Nov 2010 // 19:03:27


Yes, the republicans are going to take away a few places from the D-rats today. I did vote republican, but where I live is so liberal, that the D-rats are probably going to win. All these limousine liberals are driving me crazy. I have to move to a "red" state.

Nellieherself - 2 Nov 2010 // 18:59:15


You might be right, if either Gosho or DP took home to Canada any Bulgarian antiques, they would not have returned them. They are smarter than this. I know I would never return my loot. lol

Dino the Athenian - 2 Nov 2010 // 18:58:51


Are you voting today? do you see a big Republican win?

Pantudi - 2 Nov 2010 // 18:56:33

abo Nellie,

"(dedo Gosho galosho) returing his ill-gotten gains back to Bulgaria. Or was it DP?"

You have a very high opinion of both. Dedo ti Gosho is a fecking idiot whose only line is China, China, invest in China, like a broken record. I doubt that he has ever had an extra penny to invest, in Chiha or anywhere (tips from pizza deliveries don"t count)

Drugata babichka, DP, (ti si parvata babichka) is a more complex creature (if dedo Gosho is an amoeba, DP is a paramecium). However, she is not capable of any gains, good or ill-gotten. However, you have to give her credit for her sporadic glimpses of rudimentary mental activity that could be decyphered (not without difficulties) from her imbecilic postins

Nellieherself - 2 Nov 2010 // 18:22:02


Thanks for returning your ill-gotten gains back to Bulgaria. Or was it DP? lol

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