Bulgaria (i/bʌlˈɡɛəriə/, /bʊlˈ-/; Bulgarian:България, tr. Bǎlgarija, IPA:[bɐɫˈɡarijɐ]), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian:Република България, tr. Republika Bǎlgarija), is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855sqmi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.
The sinking of Bulgaria is the largest Russian ship disaster since 1986 when the SSAdmiral Nakhimov crashed into a cargo ship and 423 people died.
Bulgaria was built at Slovak shipyard in Komárno, Czechoslovakia, in 1955 as Ukraina, and was renamed in February 2010 to Bulgaria after the Volga Bulgaria. Her length was 80.2 metres (263ft), her beam was 12.5 metres (41ft), her draft was 1.9 metres (6.2ft), and her power output was 273 kilowatts (366hp). She had two engines and two decks. Her cruising speed was 20.5 kilometres per hour (12.7mph; 11.1kn), and her original passenger capacity was 233 (then reduced after overhaul).
The 58-year-old resigned the position two years ago in the wake of black England players being racially abused during their 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win in Bulgaria...Television footage later depicted a group of Bulgaria fans making monkey noises and also raising Nazi salutes.
During a meeting with members of the Electronic MediaCouncil (CEM), Szalai asked the public regulator to enforce the independence of Bulgaria’s public broadcast media, “especially public television, which distinguished itself by its support for the then government during the snap elections held in July.”.
As a European Union member state, Bulgaria has access to Western-approved Covid-19 vaccines and enough doses for its population ... “If we continue to behave like the idiots of Europe, it will hit our economy and tourism," Angel Kunchev, Bulgaria’s chief state health inspector, told state television on Wednesday.
"This is a sign that corruption in Bulgaria has reached a boiling pointthat state capture has reached an extent that can no longer be tolerated," Vessela Cherneva from the European Council on Foreign Relations think-tank told the TV+ television station.
read more ... "This is not a defeat," he said about his decision to flee ... read more ... Gudkov told Ukrainian television on Monday that he would join his parents in Bulgaria after completing previously scheduled engagements in Kyiv ... “I want to return to Russia but it’s hard to say when,” Dmitry Gudkov told Ukraine 24 television station ... ....
Katherine Lynch appeared on RTÉ's Today show on Monday to take a trip down memory lane and talk about past summer holidays, including a terrifying experience while on a trip to Bulgaria in the 90s ... "We went to Bulgaria once and it was an absolute disaster, we thought we were going to this really exotic holiday.
“Bulgaria is a great destination for Indian students many of whom study medicine in our varsities ... With Bollywood already partial to the country — ‘Brahmastra’ is the latest among the host of movies and television series to be shot in Bulgaria — Dimitrova is meeting Punjabi filmmakers tomorrow ... Bulgaria.
... it is possible with great probability to reason and be sure that the construction of a new unit in Bulgaria will be carried out according to the Russian design, that our proposal will be chosen," Likhachev said on Rossiya 24 television.