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
PRAISE OF INSECURITY
“And they will enter a church to make the sign of the cross, so that they remain in power…”
Liberation is not a political event, but a state of mind
THE CURTAIN IS LIFTED
1989 – THE OTHER DATES
WHAT DOES THE TRANSITION IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA MEAN?
25 YEARS OF FREEDOM
25 THINGS WE LOST FOR 25 YEARS
COMMUNISM DEMOTES THE INDIVIDUAL
THE ROAD TO A BETTER FUTURE
DO YOU LIKE THIS FREEDOM?
NATIONS LOST AND FOUND
DE-COMMUNIZATION IN BULGARIA FAILED TO KEEP UP WITH CHANGING NATURE OF THE COMMUNIST ELITE
GOING BACK AND FORWARD – 25 YEARS OF TRANSITION AND YET NO END OF HISTORY IN SIGHT
HAS THE “NON-HAPPENING TRANSITION” HAPPENED?