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Mito Orozov’s Phaeton Shines at Tourism Fair

Mito Orozov’s Phaeton Shines at Tourism Fair

12:04 | 14.02.2017 | by редактор
The very own and personal phaeton of Mito Orozov, who in 1883 opened a tiny workshop for repairing carriages in the then small town of Vratsa, huddled at the foot of the Balkan, is going to be featured at the Vacation and Spa Expo 2017 that starts on February 15th at Sofia's Inter Expo Center. This phaeton is already world famous, believe it or not! The exquisite carriages of Orozov from the period of post-liberation Bulgaria won the gold medal at an exhibition in London. Henry Ford...
Bulgaria’s Ghost Villages

Bulgaria’s Ghost Villages

09:15 | 14.02.2017 | by Standartnews
About 600 Bulgarian villages have disappeared from the map – 571 of the 5,000 villages across the country have been totally depopulated, or they have just one resident. The problem is especially acute in the region of Vidin, where whole villages have migrated to Spain or Italy. The village of Bostanite in the Chuprene Municipality for instance, is a ghost villages, as there isn't a single resident left there. The village of Shepikovi Kolibi, Boynitsa Municipality, has got...
Bulgarian National Television Presents Blind Vaysha Ahead of Oscars

Bulgarian National Television Presents Blind Vaysha Ahead of Oscars

11:53 | 09.02.2017 | by Standartnews
Bulgaria's national broadcaster BNT has been granted the exclusive rights to present the Oscar-nminated animated short film Blind Vaysha, ahead of this year's ceremony. This is possible after the successful completion of the negotiation between the broadcaster and Canada's National Film Board. Montreal animator of Bulgarian descent Theodore Ushev became weak in the knees when he heard that his work had been nominated for the biggest award in the world of cinema. "When I heard the...
Natalie Imbruglia Announces First Concert in Bulgaria

Natalie Imbruglia Announces First Concert in Bulgaria

11:50 | 09.02.2017 | by StandartNews
Natalie Imbruglia, singer of the megahit "Torn", is arriving for her first concert in Bulgaria on April 30. The charming Australian lady will hit the stage of the Sofia club "Music jam" at 9 pm. The program includes songs from her entire catalog, but the emphasis will be on a more intimate sound. Following a long musical pause, Natalie returned in 2015 with a new album - "Male", which presented a collection of cover versions of inspirational male vocalists, including Robert Smith of...
Nicole Scherzinger in Bulgaria for Grigor Dimitrov's Homecoming

Nicole Scherzinger in Bulgaria for Grigor Dimitrov's Homecoming

11:35 | 08.02.2017 | by StandartNews
Grigor Dimitrov is a man in demand this week at the Garanti Koza Sofia Open, but the native news channels were perhaps even louder with the news that this time he brought home his Pussycat Dolls girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger as well. The Haskovo native may even show his world famous girlfriend his hometown.  "Obviously Nicole and my mother are getting on very well. She is currently resting and is probably visiting the churches in Sofia'', Grigor told NOVA TV in an interview. ''I'm...
Bulgaria’s Vlado  Koylazov wins Sci-Tech Oscar

Bulgaria’s Vlado Koylazov wins Sci-Tech Oscar

17:25 | 06.02.2017 | by Standartnews
Vladimir Koylazov (38) has been declared one of the winners of an Oscar Academy Plaque for scientific achievement for the original concept, design and implementation of V-Ray from Chaos Group. V-Ray, Koylazov's brainchild, is a commercial rendering plug-in for 3D computer graphics software applications. It is developed by Chaos Group and can be seen in action in motion pictures such as Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War and X-Men: Apocalypse. On January 4th, the Academy of...
NY Times: Bulgaria Has to Learn How to Balance Trump and Putin

NY Times: Bulgaria Has to Learn How to Balance Trump and Putin

09:50 | 06.02.2017 | by StandartNews
With one foot in the West and the other in the East, Bulgaria has long engaged in a delicate balancing act. But now the country, and its new president, Rumen Radev, will have to learn how to balance Donald J. Trump and an increasingly energized Vladimir V. Putin, ricky Lyman writes for The New York Times. With one foot in the West and the other in the East, Bulgaria has long engaged in a delicate balancing act. But now the country, and its new president, Rumen Radev, will have to learn...
Louvre Machete Attack: Egyptian Man Shot by Soldier

Louvre Machete Attack: Egyptian Man Shot by Soldier

12:10 | 04.02.2017 | by StandartNews
French authorities say they believe the man who tried to attack the Louvre museum in the capital Paris on Friday was a 29-year-old Egyptian man. Prosecutor Francois Molins said he is thought to have travelled to Paris from Dubai on a tourist visa last month. Police are trying to establish if the man acted alone or under instructions, he added. The machete-wielding attacker was critically injured after he was shot by French soldiers in a bid to stop him. One of the soldiers...
BSP's 49th Congress Kicks Off

BSP's 49th Congress Kicks Off

11:59 | 04.02.2017 | by StandartNews
More than 750 Bulgarian Socialist Party members arrived Sofia for the party's 49th congress led by BSP's new leader Kornelia Ninova. The Congress today will accept the party's election platform management and views on the elections of March 26th. These will be done after a thorough discussion of the party's ideas about society, trade unions, employers and professional organizations and grassroots structures. Ninova's first report will be also anticipated with interest. The forum,...
Bulgaria Weather: Sunny and with Temperatures up to 8 °C

Bulgaria Weather: Sunny and with Temperatures up to 8 °C

09:44 | 02.02.2017 | by StandartNews
Today before noon in the lowlands and valleys of Bulgaria there will be fog or low clouds. In the afternoon, visibility will improve and cloudiness will tear up and decrease later especially along the Danube, Krasimir Stoev from the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) informed. Over the eastern and mountainous areas of Bulgaria throughout the day it will be mostly sunny. The warming up will continue and maximum temperatures...
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