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Essays

On the occasion of the initiative “25 Years Free Bulgaria”, organized by the Sofia Platform under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev, which had the aim to commemorate the 25th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we collected essays on that topic from Bulgarian and foreign participants throughout the events and activities of the initiative. The authors are historians, researchers, writers, public and intellectual figures. Download the initiative’s catalogue containing the full essay collection in addition to information about all activities related to the project.
LANGUAGE AND THE STATE
by Boyko Penchev
PRAISE OF INSECURITY
by Dimitar Botchev
“And they will enter a church to make the sign of the cross, so that they remain in power…”
Evelina Kelbecheva
Liberation is not a political event, but a state of mind
by Evgenia Ivanova
THE CURTAIN IS LIFTED
By Evtim Kostadinov
1989 – THE OTHER DATES
by Georgi Gospodinov, from the book “The Invisible Crises”, publishing house Zhanet 45, 2012 (abridged version)
HISTORY LESSON
by Georgi Gotchev
WHAT DOES THE TRANSITION IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA MEAN?
by Jan Z. Kulenović
25 YEARS OF FREEDOM
by Jorge Fuentes Monzonís-Villalonga
25 THINGS WE LOST FOR 25 YEARS
by Julian Popov
COMMUNISM DEMOTES THE INDIVIDUAL
by Kalin Yanakiev
THE ROAD TO A BETTER FUTURE
by Nassya Kralevska-Owens
DO YOU LIKE THIS FREEDOM?
by Nikolay Nikolov
NATIONS LOST AND FOUND
by Nina Khrushcheva
DE-COMMUNIZATION IN BULGARIA FAILED TO KEEP UP WITH CHANGING NATURE OF THE COMMUNIST ELITE
by Ognyan Minchev
GOING BACK AND FORWARD – 25 YEARS OF TRANSITION AND YET NO END OF HISTORY IN SIGHT
by Vedran Dzihic
MY 1989
by Vladimir Levchev
POWER PROBLEM
by Wojciech Przybylski
HAS THE “NON-HAPPENING TRANSITION” HAPPENED?
By Yordan Sokolov
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