Stories about Bulgaria from May, 2008
Balkanology Blog reviews recent English-language travel articles about the Balkans.
Maya's Corner quotes a passage on Georgi Stoev's murder and the dangers of writing under one's real name in Bulgaria.
Greater Surbiton quotes from Nikos Kazantzakis‘ “Zorba the Greek”: “Given current Greek policy toward Macedonia, it is illuminating to read the words that Kazantzakis placed in the mouth of this most popular of Greek fictional heroes when the latter described his role in the Greek struggle to colonise Macedonia […].”
Maya of Maya's Corner writes about the murder of writer Georgi Stoev, 35: “In his youth, Stoev was involved in Bulgarian organized crime. […] Later on, he turned his back on mafia and began to write books about it. […] [My husband] usually skips voting, but now every time when...
Yavor Mihailov tells the saga of the Bulgarian blogosphere's humorous, creative, and relentless campaign against the interior minister of the country, and how it helped lead to his resignation.