Between Russia and NATO the first is certainly the lesser evil. Because of the inadequate military strength of countries in our region atm it makes sense to seek relations with Russia as a counterbalance to NATO. Besides each other, all our potential enemies are in NATO. Unfortunately, we haven’t lived in a free country since 1945 so freedom doesn’t come naturally to the people. Worse, still, old people don’t make revolutions and Bulgaria is a very old country demographically. In 20 years there won’t be many Bulgarians left here. Staying out of conflicts will only ensure nothing changes.