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Subject: soc.culture.bulgaria FAQ (monthly posting) (part 0/10)

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BULGARIA ----------------------------------------- TABLE OF CONTENTS ----------------- ----------------- PART 1 ----------------- CHAPTER 0: INTRODUCTION 0-1 About this FAQ (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 17-Jul-2000 0-2 FAQ availability (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 17-Jul-2000 0-3 Partial list of contributors (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 17-Jul-2000 CHAPTER 1: THE SOC.CULTURE.BULGARIA NEWSGROUP 1-1 How was soc.culture.bulgaria created (by Ivan Petrov), last updated: 31-Dec-1991 1-2 Some statistics on the newsgroup (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 14-Apr-1997 CHAPTER 2: GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT BULGARIA 2-1 Bulgaria - Ancient and Young (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991 2-2 Bulgaria - consular information sheet (09/1999) (by US Department of State), last updated: 17-Jul-2000 2-3 CIA World Factbook on Bulgaria (by CIA World Factbook, 1996), last updated: 19-Aug-1997 2-4 Demographic, Social And Economic Features Of Bulgaria (by National Statistics Institute), last updated: 12-Nov-1995 2-5 State System (by Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission) 2-6 Human Rights Practices in Bulgaria (by U.S. Department of State), last updated: 07-Mar-1996 2-7 Temperatures (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 06-Apr-1994 2-8 Bulgarian Clothing (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991 2-9 Bulgarian Architecture (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991 2-10 Who are the Slavs (by Harry Tsamaidis), last updated: 02-Jul-1996 2-11 Who are the Pomaks (by Roumi Radenska), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 2-12 Where to buy Bulgarian Flags (by The Flag Guys), last updated: 17-Sep-1995 ----------------- PART 2 ----------------- CHAPTER 3: VISITING BULGARIA 3-1 Travel agencies dealing with Bulgaria (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 3-2 Telephones of Balkan Airlines (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 3-3 Visa info for foreigners (by Plamen Bliznakov) 3-4 Tourist Information (by Dragomir R. Radev) 3-5 Useful Contacts in Bulgaria (by Department of Commerce of the USA, Eastern Europe Business Bulletin) 3-6 Visit to Bulgaria (by Jan Terziyski) 3-7 Hotels in Bulgaria (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 06-Apr-1994 3-8 Where to sleep in Bulgaria (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 3-9 The Sheraton Hotel in Sofia (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 07-Jun-1995 3-10 Renting Cars (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 06-Sep-1995 3-11 Eating in Bulgaria (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 3-12 Bringing electrical devices to Bulgaria (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 02-Jul-1996 3-13 Information for drivers (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 06-Apr-1994 3-14 Time, office hours (by Plamen Bliznakov) (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 06-Apr-1994 3-15 Local Calls (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 03-Jan-1997 3-16 Sending Mail Home (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 3-17 Police Assistance (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 3-18 Medical care for foreigners (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 06-Apr-1994 3-19 Contraceptives and Safe Sex (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 3-20 Taxi (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 3-21 How to use credit cards in Bulgaria (by Plamen Bliznakov) 3-22 Can Bulgarians exchange leva for hard currency (by Vassil Peychev), last updated: 01-Jan-1994 3-23 Exchange Rate for the Bulgarian Lev (1995-1997) (by Andrey Savov), last updated: 29-May-1997 3-24 Bulgarian Addresses (by Vladimir Alexiev), last updated: 15-Jan-1997 ----------------- PART 3 ----------------- CHAPTER 4: TRAVELOGUES 4-1 Visit to Varna (by Austin Kelly) 4-2 A Journey Through Romania and Bulgaria (by Melissa Harris) 4-3 Visit to Bulgaria by Balkan airlines - 1 (by ron@doc.cc.utexas.edu), last updated: 30-Oct-1995 4-4 Visit to Bulgaria by Balkan airlines - 2 (by Ernie Scatton), last updated: 30-Oct-1995 4-5 Food in Bulgaria (by Rolf Henze), last updated: 01-Jan-1995 4-6 Travel to Burgas - travelogue (by Vesselin Velikov), last updated: 23-Jul-1995 CHAPTER 5: EDUCATION 5-1 The Bulgarian Educational System (by Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission) 5-2 Major cities and universities in Bulgaria (by Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 5-3 Bulgarian University Degree Equivalency (by gopher://rodent.cis.umn.edu:11131/00/Country_Sheets/Bulgaria) 5-4 Educational Opportunities in Bulgaria (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 5-5 Schools in Bulgaria offering admission for foreigners (by WorldWide Classroom), last updated: 10-Jun-1995 5-6 Transferring degrees (by John Bell), last updated: 12-Aug-1994 CHAPTER 6: INFORMATION FOR BULGARIANS ABROAD 6-1 Bulgarian Embassy in DC (by Civic Education Project), last updated: 25-Jan-1995 6-2 Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Toronto (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 23-Jun-1995 6-3 Bulgarian Embassy in Sweden (by Daniel Belovarsky), last updated: 07-Aug-1995 6-4 Archive for Bulgarians living abroad (by the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, DC), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 6-5 Consular Office of the Embassy of the US in Bulgaria (by Valentin Petrov), last updated: 20-Oct-1996 6-6 Sending Money to Bulgaria (by Ned Nikolov), last updated: 30-Jan-1997 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 6-7 Bulgarian Cafe in San Francisco (by Dimitqr Bojanchev) 6-8 What are some travel agencies that are related to Bulgaria (by George Demirev and Bojidar Filipovich), last updated: 22-Jan-1997 ----------------- PART 4 ----------------- CHAPTER 7: NEWS SOURCES 7-1 On-line newspapers and magazines (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 19-Aug-1997 7-2 How to receive Bulgarian news by e-mail. (by Jivko Kolchev), last updated: 05-Apr-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 7-3 Magazine for Bulgarians abroad (by Otvoreno Obshtestvo - Sofia), last updated: 01-Jan-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 7-4 How to read Bulgarian newspapers in NYC (by Dragomir R. Radev) 7-5 Bulgarian Language Radiostation in New York City (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 7-6 Bulgarskata Radio Progama ALEKO (by Silvana Dimitrov), last updated: 20-Mar-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 7-7 Bulgarian Radiostations (by Alexander Kostadinov), last updated: 02-Apr-1996 7-8 BBC schedule in Bulgarian (April 1996- September 1996) (by Rosa Hays), last updated: 06-Apr-1996 CHAPTER 8: BULGARIAN INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS 8-1 How to reach the Americal University in Bulgaria. (by Karen Colburn and Gregory Gouzev), last updated: 01-Jan-1995 8-2 Bulgarian Banks (by U.S. Department of Commerce), last updated: 01-Aug-1995 8-3 Info on the Bulgarian Medical Association, USA (by Simeon Boyadjiev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 8-4 Bulgarian Studies Association (by John Bell), last updated: 21-Nov-1995 8-5 AAPBC (American Association for the Promotion of Bulgarian Culture) (by Mincho Tsankov) 8-6 Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce (by Vasko Delev), last updated: 30-Oct-1995 8-7 Bulgarian Foundations (by Yulian Donchev), last updated: 09-Oct-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 8-8 What is the address of the Fulbright Commission in Sofia (by Dragomir R. Radev) 8-9 Mensa in Bulgaria (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 23-Aug-1995 8-10 Vestnik Pari na WWW (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 03-Jan-1997 CHAPTER 9: BUSINESS CONTACTS AND FUNDING SOURCES 9-1 BULGARIA: U.S. and Country Contacts (by U.S. Department of Commerce), last updated: 01-Aug-1995 9-2 U.S. Information Sources On Bulgaria (by US Department of Commerce, Eastern Europe Business Bulletin, and Dennis McConnell) 9-3 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (by Holger Zscheyge), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 9-4 Finding Sources (by Jim Cashel), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 ----------------- PART 5 ----------------- CHAPTER 10: ELECTRONIC CONNECTIVITY 10-1 Major World-Wide Web Sites about Bulgaria (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 30-Oct-1995 10-2 Bulgarian Chat Servers (by Jivko Kolchev), last updated: 03-Jan-1997 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 10-3 How to join the #bulgaria channel on IRC (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 30-Oct-1995 10-4 Internet providers in Bulgaria (by mitko@cit.bg), last updated: 09-Aug-1995 10-5 How to play 'tabla' (backgammon) against human players on the Internet (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 30-Oct-1995 CHAPTER 11: BULGARIAN LANGUAGE 11-1 How to pronounce Bulgarian (by Dragomir R. Radev) 11-2 How to count in Bulgarian (by Dragomir R. Radev) 11-3 Modern Bulgarian Language courses (by Kitty Kagay, Ken Grau, Prashant Dave, and Dragomir R. Radev) 11-4 More Bulgarian Textbooks (by Kjetil Ra Hauge), last updated: 26-Jan-1995 11-5 More Bulgarian Textbooks (by Kjetil Ra Hauge), last updated: 02-96-1938 11-6 Teach Yourself Bulgarian (Tape) (by Graham Crowder) 11-7 Bulgarian and English dictionaries (by Kamen Penev), last updated: 21-Nov-1994 11-8 Kakvo e "Dvoyno E"? (by Iliya Talev), last updated: 27-Jul-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 11-9 Words in English that originate from Bulgarian (by Julian Dontchev), last updated: 26-Mar-1996 11-10 How to translate "million", and "billion" in Bulgarian? (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 17-Mar-1997 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 11-11 Chess terms in Bulgarian (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 09-Jan-1997 ----------------- PART 6 ----------------- CHAPTER 12: ART AND CULTURE 12-1 Bulgarian Cinema (by Val Todorov) 12-2 Bulgarian films celebrated at the Cannes Festival (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 03-Jul-1996 (This entry is in French) 12-3 Bulgarian sayings (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 CHAPTER 13: MUSIC AND DANCE 13-1 Bulgarian music on CD's (by anonymous) 13-2 Bulgarian musical instruments (by anonymous) 13-3 Bulgarian folk dance (by Jim Garrett) 13-4 Bulgarian Folk Dance Club in Buffalo, NY, USA (by Barbara Dintcheff) (This entry is in Bulgarian) 13-5 Bulgarian records (by Paul Amblard) 13-6 Bulgarian music : 20th Century (by Luben Boyanov) 13-7 Addresses of Bulgarian musical companies (by Luben Boyanov) 13-8 Bulgarian Rock'n'Roll (by Peter Yovchev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 13-9 Bulgarian Music (by Zdravena Maldjieva) CHAPTER 14: LITERATURE 14-1 Bulgarian Literary Archive (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 03-Jan-1997 14-2 Address of Hemus Publishing Co. (by Teodora Davidova), last updated: 01-Jan-1994 ----------------- PART 7 ----------------- CHAPTER 15: POLITICS 15-1 Parliamentary election results, 1994 (by Bulgarian Embassy in the USA), last updated: 23-Dec-1994 15-2 Bulgarian Cabinet (by CIA World Factbook, 1995), last updated: 30-Oct-1995 15-3 Brzezinski on Bulgaria (by John Bell), last updated: 17-Mar-1997 15-4 What are the results of the 1997 parliamentary elections (by koutlev@ix.netcom.com), last updated: 23-Apr-1997 15-5 What are the results of the 1997 parliamentary elections (votes cast in the USA) (by Bulgarian Embassy, Washington DC), last updated: 20-Apr-1997 15-6 Who are the Bulgarian PMs and Presidents since 1989 (by Ivan Marinov, Tatiana Christy), last updated: 01-Jan-1994 15-7 What is King Simeon's e-mail address? (by Stoyan Kenderov), last updated: 01-Apr-1997 CHAPTER 16: HISTORY 16-1 Short History of Bulgaria (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991 16-2 Bulgarian History (by John Bell) 16-3 Bulgarian Czars (by Konstantin Zahariev), last updated: 13-Feb-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 16-4 Evropa i Balkanite do Krimskata voina (1853-56 g.) (by Plamen Stanoev) (This entry is in Bulgarian) 16-5 When was Bulgaria declared independent (by Luben Boyanov) 16-6 What did Leland Buxton write about Bulgarians (by Luben Boyanov) 16-7 Who was Ferdinand I Coburg-Gotha? (by Luben Boyanov), last updated: 18-Jun-1995 16-8 Medals given during the 3rd Bulgarian kingdom (by Martin Mintchev) 16-9 The Carnegie Report (by Luben Boyanov) 16-10 The Economy of Bulgaria (1878-1939), summary (by Ivaylo Izvorski), last updated: 19-Mar-1996 16-11 Bulgaria and World War II (by Luben Boyanov) 16-12 The Macedonian Question (by John Bell) CHAPTER 17: FAMOUS BULGARIANS 17-1 Who is John Atanasoff (by Luben Boyanov) 17-2 Who is John Atanasoff (by John Bell), last updated: 19-Jun-1995 17-3 Elias Kaneti (by Konstantin G. Zahariev) ----------------- PART 8 ----------------- CHAPTER 18: TRADITIONS 18-1 What are Bulgaria's national holidays (by Dragomir R. Radev) 18-2 Bulgarian Folk Festivals and Customs (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991 18-3 Trifon Zarezan (Wine-grower's Day) (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991 18-4 What do Bulgarian celebrate on March 1 (by by Luben Boyanov) 18-5 How is the date of the Orthodox Easter calculated (by Konstantin Zahariev), last updated: 06-Apr-1996 18-6 Orthodox Easter Dates for 1997-2099 (by Konstantin Zahariev), last updated: 20-Mar-1997 18-7 What is Gergyovden (St. George's Day) (by by Luben Boyanov) 18-8 What is the origin of Petkovden (by Peter Yovchev) (by Peter Yovchev) (This entry is in Bulgarian) 18-9 Lazarouvane (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991 18-10 Bqlgarski obichai po kolednite praznici (by Vladimir Marangozov), last updated: 30-Dec-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 18-11 Koleduvane (Christmas Carol Singing) (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991 18-12 The Festival of Roses (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991 18-13 New Year's traditions (in Bulgarian) (by Iliya Talev), last updated: 27-Dec-1995 CHAPTER 19: RELIGION 19-1 What are the roots of Bulgarian Orthodoxy (by by Luben Boyanov) 19-2 What are the features of Orthodox religion (by Jan Terziyski) 19-3 Orthodox Christianity in Bulgaria (by Plamen Sivov) 19-4 Orthodox Calendar (by Plamen Sivov) (This entry is in Bulgarian) 19-5 What is Theophany (Bogoyavlenie/Yordanov Den) (by Plamen Sivov) (This entry is in Bulgarian) 19-6 Annunciation (by Plamen Sivov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 19-7 Holy Thursday and Holy Friday (by Plamen Sivov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 CHAPTER 20: SPORTS 20-1 How did Bulgaria perform at the World Football (Soccer) Cups (by Karel Stokkermans) 20-2 How did the Bulgarian soccer team perform in the qualifications for WC 94 (by Dragomir R. Radev) 20-3 Bulgaria in WC94 (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 20-4 Bulgaria in the European Championships (1960) (by Yulian Donchev) 20-5 Schedule of our group for soccer World Cup 1998 (by Konstantin Kostov, Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 03-Jan-1997 20-6 Hristo Stoichkov (by Iskander Ayari), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 20-7 Bulgarian teams in the UEFA cups. (by Plamen Petkov), last updated: 01-Aug-1995 20-8 How did Bulgarian teams perform in the 1993-94 UEFA cups (by Dragomir R. Radev) 20-9 How did Bulgaria perform at the 1992 Olympic Games (by Dragomir R. Radev) 20-10 Who are the most famous Bulgarian athletes of all times (by Dragomir R. Radev) 20-11 Who is Magdalena Maleeva? (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1995 20-12 Top Chess Players from Bulgaria (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 09-Jan-1997 20-13 Futbolisti na godinata, 1995 (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 18-Jan-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 20-14 Futbolisti na godinata - 1961-1995 (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 18-Jan-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 20-15 The Soccer Champions of Bulgaria (by Yulian Dontchev), last updated: 03-Jan-1997 ----------------- PART 9 ----------------- CHAPTER 21: CUISINE 21-1 Bulgarian Cuisine (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991 21-2 Bulgarian cuisine (by Rumi Radenska) 21-3 How to make baklava (by Chris Kantarjiev) 21-4 How to make Bulgarian yogurt in the U.S. (by Nikolay Mehandjiev, Rumi Radenska, and others), last updated: 01-Jan-1994 21-5 Yoghourt (by Veselin Miladinov), last updated: 18-Jul-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 21-6 Marinovani gqbi (by Iliya Talev), last updated: 28-Jan-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 21-7 Turshiya (by Veselin Miladinov), last updated: 18-Jul-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 21-8 Other Bulgarian Recipes (by Jan Terziyski) 21-9 How to make banica (by Maria Popova), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 21-10 Kozunak sqs stafidi (by Vladimir Aleksiev), last updated: 09-Apr-1996 21-11 Cocktails (by Peter Yovchev, Dimitqr Nikolov, Lyubomir Aleksandrov, Peter Mitev, Penyo Penev) ----------------- PART 10 ----------------- CHAPTER 22: MISCELLANEOUS 22-1 Macedonians in Bulgaria (by Plamen Stanoev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 (This entry is in Bulgarian) 22-2 ASCII Map of Bulgaria (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 CHAPTER 23: BIBLIOGRAPHY 23-1 Grolier's Bibliography on Bulgaria (by Grolier), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 23-2 Book about Bulgarian history (by Luben Boyanov) 23-3 Books about Bulgaria, part II (by John Bell), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 23-4 Books about Bulgaria (by CharlesPower) 23-5 Books on Bulgaria (by Roumi Radenska), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 23-6 Summer In The Balkans: Laughter And Tears After Communism by Randall Baker (by Henry Berry), last updated: 01-Dec-1994 23-7 Books on the Bogomils (by Roumi Radenska), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 23-8 Books by Julia Kristeva and Tzvetan Todorov (by Luben Boyanov), last updated: 09-May-1996 23-9 Bibliography about the Turnovo Constitution (by Veselin Velikov), last updated: 17-Mar-1997 -- Drago -- Drago