- June 15, 2018 at 5:06 pm #458233July 10, 2018 at 10:06 pm #459785
What does “che” mean in Russian, btw?July 11, 2018 at 10:50 am #459804
what?July 18, 2018 at 10:34 pm #460140
ShaokangParticipant@shaokangJuly 20, 2018 at 8:30 am #459787July 20, 2018 at 11:33 pm #460285July 22, 2018 at 1:26 am #460292
Apparently, Bulgaria has died. Eternal Memory!
Those who haven’t left are dying
“The bells are tolling Bulgaria’s death,” said Petar Ivanov. This country had nearly 9 million residents in 1989. But since the fall of the Iron Curtain, when our borders opened and mass emigration to the West became possible, we have been hemorrhaging citizens. And now Bulgaria’s population has plunged below 7 million—a loss of 22 percent in barely three decades. The brain drain has robbed us of our young people, the very people who should have been birthing the next generation of Bulgarians. All we have left are the old and feeble. The result is that now Bulgaria’s mortality rate is the highest in the world—higher than those of countries such as Syria and Afghanistan, where war is raging. “We are melting away even more rapidly than Swaziland, where there’s an AIDS epidemic.” Bulgaria is shedding 220 people every day. Yet not all groups are shrinking equally: The Roma birthrate is much higher than the ethnic Bulgarian one, so while we lose 13 Bulgarians every hour, we also gain four Roma. It won’t be long before ethnic Bulgarians are a minority in our own country. This is “no longer just a demographic catastrophe—we can pronounce Bulgaria clinically dead.” The heart may beat a bit longer, but the soul is gone.
July 13, 2018 THE WEEK
The population of Bulgaria fell below 7 million. This happened exactly at 14:07:03 on 30.06.2018 and was noted in the world’s population counter by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. “This is the saddest news of the saddest Petrovden, Bulgaria is in clinical demographic death, it dies!”, commented Petar Ivanov, head of the BANI demographic institute, to Trud.July 22, 2018 at 7:44 am #460296
Indeed. The fact that at first I was thinking about the Captain’s clip above “What is that Slovak (?) reporter doing in Bulgaria?” tends to paint the same gloomy picture as well.July 22, 2018 at 7:17 pm #460301
It’s raining and thundering. So, I stood outside and yelled..
Slava, Perune, Yeh God of Thunder!August 1, 2018 at 5:15 am #460756
The Slavonic House will be the first phenomenon of its art and unique in the world: It will be the coordination and organisation centre of all SLAVONIC EUROPE artistic, scientific and innovation activities as well as the hosting place of Slavonic companies and associations from all 13 Slavonic countries. In this sense, it will create important synergies between arts, science, innovation and business resulting in a mutual win-win situation. Moreover, the SLAVONIC HOUSE will open to the whole Slavonic community worldwide and host the Slavonic International Network – physically and virtually. Finally, the Slavonic House will be a Slavonic Think Tank in Europe developing new and far reaching ideas and forward looking visions for the Slavonic people as well as the whole mankind contributing herewith to the evolution of the overall humanity. An example might be the initiation and creation of the Slavonic Athletic Games (SAG) – a new international sports competition on purely individual and non-commercial basis inspired by the ancient Greek tradition.August 1, 2018 at 5:21 am #460758
Letter from the President of Slavonic Europe.
Welcome to the SLAVONIC EUROPE website!
I am glad to present to you our new Slavonic network in Brussels, which aims at giving the floor to all Slavonic nations and all Slavs worldwide. Never before such an undertaking has been launched to encourage the Slavonic togetherness on cultural grounds and set up a platform for an innovative new East-West dialogue. This should constitute a substantial contribution to the consolidation of Mid- and Eastern Europe – and thus a contribution to the cohesion of the whole European continent.
The SLAVONIC EUROPE approach is a new and a long overdue one: Integration by cultural consolidation. It is a bottom-up exercise histrorically justified and logically structured underpinned by plausible and natural propensities. It desires to contribute to something, which became a scarce and critical good in Europe: Personal attraction and emotional devotion.
Europe can be a strong and at the same time diversified continent – if we have courage! SLAVONIC EUROPE seeks to find the strength and richness again, which characterised and distinguished the European continent for such a long time, by giving an example of a way forward: A way without fear marked by stamina and creativity.
I invite you to have a look on our website and join our movement!
SLAVONIC EUROPEAugust 18, 2018 at 1:13 pm #461573
Interesting Facts about Slovakia – a Participating Country at the Ethnovyr Folklore Festival 2018 (August 23-26) in Lviv, Ukraine:
1. There is no Santa Claus in Slovakia. Instead of New Year’s round dances – the carnival of devils;
2. The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, immediately borders on two countries: Austria and Hungary. This is the only capital with such an unusual location;
3. Previously, between Vienna and Bratislava ran an ordinary tram, because the distance between cities is small – 80 kilometers;
4. Salo – national delicacy of the country;5. In the Slovak language there are words consisting exclusively of consonant sounds.
Ethnovyr International Folklore Festival, held under the auspices of the Organization of Festivals of Folklore and Traditional Arts (CIOFF), operates under UNESCO, collects in Lviv collectives from many countries of the world – not only Slavic teams from the Czech Republic, Poland, Macedonia, but also from exotic countries – Martinique (France), Palestine autonomy (Israel), India, Mexico, Cyprus. Extreme dance mines of the Thais combine traditional folklore, ancient temple and vibrant modern dance. Due to its multinationality, Lviv has been reputed as Galytskyy Babylon since ancient times, and the guests of the international folklore festival “Etnovyr” have confirmed this reputation once more. The atmosphere of sincerity, uniqueness and goodness appears exactly when folklores of different nations begin to cooperate organically.August 18, 2018 at 11:43 pm #461591
5. In the Slovak language there are words consisting exclusively of consonant sounds.
English has them too: SKRRT!August 22, 2018 at 8:24 pm #461786September 2, 2018 at 9:22 pm #468258
Ding Dong, the Witch is dead…
Pro-Russia separatist leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko is reported to have been killed in an explosion at a cafe in Donetsk, Interfax and TASS report, citing separatist sources. (August 31, 2018)
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