Syrian-Bulgarian. Founder of Forum for Arab Culture, Bulgaria. Freelancer, analyst, blogger; focus on MENA & Balkans. Co-founder of Global Voices in Bulgarian.
Latest posts by Ruslan Trad
11 December 2016
At least seven people were killed in the blast that followed a rail accident in one of the country's most impoverished regions.
15 June 2016
The civilian militias hunting refugees along the country's borders are a major manifestation of the rising tide of xenophobia in Bulgaria. Yet the authorities are mostly silent on the issue.
21 April 2015
7 August 2014
Hundreds of people lost their homes in the city of Mizia, when unrelenting rain recently caused the Skat River to overflow. Bulgarians have scrambled to gather supplies for the victims.
3 August 2014
Nikolay Koblyakov, founder of the French NGO Free Russia, which for years has organized protests against Putin's regime, was arrested at Sofia Airport on July 29, 2014.
7 May 2013
In less than five days, on May 12, Bulgarian citizens will elect a new parliament. There are doubts, however, about the fairness of the upcoming vote. To help monitor the...
1 March 2013
Three recent cases of self-immolation in Bulgaria have energized the protesters. New rallies are planned for March 3, Bulgaria's National Day. Ruslan Trad reports.
25 February 2013
The protests in Bulgaria continue: on Sunday, in Sofia and other cities, tens of thousands of people marched against corruption, high utility bills and poverty. Ruslan Trad reports from the...
18 February 2013
On Sunday, February 17, tens of thousands of people in Bulgaria's capital Sofia and other cities continued to protest against high electricity and heating bills. Ruslan Trad reports.
22 January 2013
The January 19 gunman attack on the Bulgarian politician Ahmed Dogan has provoked many reactions by politicians and netizens - with some convinced that the assassination attempt was staged.
9 December 2012
4 December 2012
23 November 2012
7 November 2012
1 October 2012
17 September 2012
18 August 2012
11 July 2012
A few days ago, the web site Politikat.net, created by prominent Bulgarian bloggers Komitata (Konstantin Pavlov) and Asen Genov, became the subject of the government's attention. Ruslan Trad reports.
15 June 2012
For two days, June 13 and 14, Bulgaria's capital Sofia was blocked due to the unsanctioned protests against the modification of the vague Forest Act. The third rally is scheduled...
26 May 2012
Bulgarian netizens are discussing their President's gift to the Pope: a gilded egg that seems "bigger than the President and the Pope combined." Ruslan Trad translates some of the jokes...