Unknown Bulgarian soldiers in 1941. The soldier on the left is holding a cigarette rolled from newspaper.
Vitosha, an early Bulgarian computer, 1960s
The People’s Republic of Bulgaria was a major producer of electronics and computers, thus receiving the nickname “Silicon Valley of the Eastern Bloc”.
A photograph depicting the remains of victims from the Batak massacre. In 1876, Bulgarian revolutionaries conducted an insurrection—known as the April Uprising—against the Ottoman government to establish sovereignty. Ottoman regular and irregular armies violently crushed the uprising, particularly in Batak. Ottoman irregular troops massacred thousands of Bulgarian civilians, despite the fact that many attempted to surrender. As international awareness of the event grew, Britain’s pro-Ottoman policy was criticized by other major powers, causing Britain to sever its alliance with the ailing empire. Britain’s refusal to fight for the Ottomans left the empire open to hostilities from Russia, which culminated in the Russo-Turkish war shortly thereafter (source of picture).
"For who could have anticipated that Simeon, who for his great wisdom, for the favour shown him by heaven, has led the Bulgarian nation to a height of glory, who more than any man detests knavery, who honours justice, who abominates injustice, who is above all sensual pleasures." -Nicholas Mystikos
May 27, 927 -Simeon I the Great, the first Bulgar Emperor, dies in his capital of Preslav. Simeon had led Bulgaria to it’s territorial zenith, occupying most of the Balkans, and becoming the dominant power in Eastern Europe. He also oversaw the Golden Age of Bulgarian culture, ruling during a time of unmatched prosperity for his people, and leading them to victories over all their neighbors, be they Byzantine, Serbs, or Magyar.
Picture- Portrait of tsar Simeon I the Great, D. Giudjenov, 1927
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