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=============================================================================== CHAPTER 7: NEWS SOURCES ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7-1 On-line newspapers and magazines (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 19-Aug-1997 NEWSPAPERS: Pari http://www.pari.bg 24 chasa http://194.141.8.200 Capital Press http://www-us.capital.bg Kontinent http://www.tetracom.com/kontinent OTHER SOURCES: Bulgaria.com news service http://www.bulgaria.com/novini Bulgaria.com news service http://www.bulgaria.com/vestnik-digest U.S. Embassy in Sofia http://www.itaiep.doc.gov/eebic/cable.html RFE/RL Bulgarian Service http://www.rferl.org/BD/BU/index.html Bulgarian Radio on the Internet http://www.bulgaria.com/online Ustoi http://www-pal.usc.edu/~penev/Ustoi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7-2 How to receive Bulgarian news by e-mail. (by Jivko Kolchev), last updated: 05-Apr-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian) Ima tri nachina za abonirane kqm vestnik@bulgaria.com 1. e-mail Izprashtate e-mail do vestnik@bulgaria.com, kato za Subject: triabva da napishete 'subscribe'. Niama nujda ot text v tialoto na sqobshtenieto. 2. http://www.bulgaria.com/vestnik-digest/ S pomosha na liubimia vi WWW browser popqlnete tazi blanka i s tova vqprosa shte se prikliuchi. Samo vnimavaite, kogato popqlvate poleto 'e-mail'! Ako do niakolko chaas ne poluchite e-mail ot vestnik@bulgaria.com v uverenie na tova, che ste abonirani za lista - veroiatno ste dopusnali greshka pri popqlvane na poleto 'E-mail'. 3. http://www.bulgaria.com/whoiswho.html Tova e edna elektronna blanka, s popqlvaneto na koiato shte se dobavite kqm 'Who Is Who' spisqka, koeto moje da zaradva niakoi, koito tqrsi niakoia srodna dusha po jicite ... V tazi blanka ima opcia, koiato vi pozvoliava zaedno da izberete da se abonirate za vestnik@bulgaria.com. I tuk, kakto i v (2) - ne pravete greshki v e-mail addressa si. *. Ima i edin rezerven nachin Prashtate e-mail do jivko@ijs.com i toi pravi, kakvoto e neobhodimo, no ako opitate predi tova niakoi ot goreizbroenite nachini shte vi bqda mnogo blagodaren :) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7-3 Magazine for Bulgarians abroad (by Otvoreno Obshtestvo - Sofia), last updated: 01-Jan-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian) Spisanie "Ek" e nasheto novo izdanie, prednaznacheno za bqlgarite v chuzhbina i za vsichki prijateli na Bqlgarija, poznavachi na nejnata is- torija i kulturni tradicii. Vremeto, koeto otmina, ne mozha da zacherkne cennostite v nasheto minalo; tjah "Ek" shte izdirva i podnasja na svoite chitateli bez premql- chavane i bez retush. Nared s budnija pogled kqm staroto, kqm vsichki onezi sqbitija i imena, napravili vqzmozhna sqprotivata na duhovnostta sreshtu bezduhovnoto v godinite na totalitarnata dqrzhava, spisanieto shte osvedo- mjava za aktualnite javlenija v obshtestvenija zhivot na Bqlgarija, v sfera- ta na naukata, kulturata, socialnite otnoshenija, politikata, ikonomikata, biznesa, religijata i t.n. Sqshtevremenno namerenieto na spisvashtite e da predostavi tribuna na zaselnicite v chuzhbina i na vidni bqlgaristi za cho- veshki i profesionalni kontakti, za tvorcheska izjava. Shte se radvame, ako projavite interes kqm spisanieto. Tozi digest shte izliza v shest knizhki godishno, bogato iljustriran. Zhelaeshtite da go poluchavat redovno mogat da se abonirat za 1994. Cenata na abonamenta v US$ e: Severna i Juzhna Ame- rika - $52, Afrika i Azija - $48, Evropa - $45, Avstralija - $58, kato ce- nata vkljuchva i poshtenskite razhodi. Nomerqt na nashata bankova smetka e 621 422 060 300-1, BVTB (Bqlgarska vqnshnotqrgovska banka). Adresqt na izdatelite: Agency for Bulgarians Abroad bul. Dondukov 2, Sofia 1000 BULGARIA tel. (359 2) 800 955, 819 011 fax (359 2) 819 177 Dokolkoto uspjah da razbera, Agencijata polzva i E-mail, no ne razpolagam s adresa; znam samo, che sa vqrzani za @sprint.com; ako njakoj mozhe da im izdiri tochnija adres, njama da e zle. Eto i sqdqrzhanieto na pqrvija broj: Boris Hristov: spodeleni otkrovenija. (statija ot Georgi Danailov i intervju s golemija bqlgarski operen pevec malko predi smqrtta mu). Milcho Leviev: dvuposochen bilet do Los Angeles. Avtor: Vladimir Gadzhev. Statija za naj-izvestnija ni jazz-pianist. Konstantin Shtqrkelov - carjat na akvarela. Avtor: Maksimilijan Kirov. Boris Dimovski: Svobodata se meri po dqlzhinata na usmivkata. Izvestnijat nash karikaturist B. Dimovski pishe za sebe si i za smeshnite aspekti na vremeto, v koeto zhiveem. Ilinden v nacionalnata istorija na bqlgarite. Avtor: Hristo Siljanov Solunskite sqzakljatnici. Avtor: Georgi Danailov Misli na edin stoletnik - Hristo Obbov. Bojan Penev - nezabravenijat. (Za literaturnija kritik ot 20-te B. Penev.) Djavolska karuca (razkaz) - Ljubomir Kanov (USA) Apolonija '93. Avtor: Hristo Bucev. Pregled na festivala na iskust- vata "Apolonija". Intelektualecqt i politikata - interview s Vera Mutafchieva. Rilskijat manastir prijuti cqrceto na Car Boris III. - snimki i tekst ot okonchatelnoto pogrebenie na sqrceto na poslednija bqlgarski monarh v Svetata Rilska obitel prez 1993. Po sledite na stara Sofija. Avtor: Georgi Kanazirski. Spomeni ot zhivota na sofijanci prez 30-te i 40-te. Ako zazhalish njakoj den... (Stari gradski pesni). Za slona, boata, i oshte neshto. (Statija za njakoi bqlgarski obichai). Avtor: Cenka Jordanova. Tanc s letva (za Stefka Kostadinova, svetovna shampionka na visok skok) Kulturni vesti. Pravna konsultacija (Nedvizhima sobstvenost v Bqlgarija pri sto- panska dejnost na bqlgari ot chuzhbina) Politicheski pregled. List za zapoznavane s chitatelite. (neshto kato anketa - dosta inte- resna). Sqshtestvuva oshte edno specializirano izdanie za bqlgarite v chuzhbina - naricha se "Pismo ot Bqlgarija", izdava se ot fondacija "Otvoreno obshte- stvo" (Open Society Fund - Sofia) i mozhete da go poluchite chrez e-mailski request. Pishete do: ososo@bgcict.bitnet Subject: "Pismo ot Bqlgarija" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7-4 How to read Bulgarian newspapers in NYC (by Dragomir R. Radev) Columbia University Lehman Library receives regularly the following newspapers: Demokraciya, Duma, (Zeleno) Zemedelsko Zname, Svoboden Narod, and Vek 21. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7-5 Bulgarian Language Radiostation in New York City (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 There is a Bulgarian Radio station in New York City. It broadcasts at 91.5 MHz FM Mondays from 5:30 to 6:00 PM. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7-6 Bulgarskata Radio Progama ALEKO (by Silvana Dimitrov), last updated: 20-Mar-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian) Bulgarskata Radio Progama "ALEKO" se izluchva veche 33 poredni sedmici, vsiaka nedelia ot 16.00 do 17.00 po radiostancia WKTA 1330 AM v Chicago. Priema se dobre dori v blizkite chasti na Indiana i Wisconsin, a liubopitnoto e che poradi tehnicheskite osobennosti na izlqchvaneto, signala e mnogo iasen chak ot drugata strana na ezeroto Michigan, t.e. v shtata Michigan. Programata sqdqrja novini, sport i muzika samo ot Bulgaria. Malko reklami ot nashite US sponsori koito ni pomagat "to break even". Vsiako sudeistvie i pomosht e dobre doshlo. Imame jelanie da vkliuchvame novini, avtorski materiali i drugi ot bulgarite zad granica, ot nasheto ejednevie tuka i izobshto neshta, koito sa actualni i zaintriguvashti. Pristrastni sme kqm SDS. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7-7 Bulgarian Radiostations (by Alexander Kostadinov), last updated: 02-Apr-1996 To UTC Freq KHz Remarks BULGARIAN South America 0000-0100 9425 11660 North America 0000-0300 7480 9700 Balkans 0300-0400 1224 Russia 0300-0400 6035 7115 Balkans 1200-1500 1224 5890 6195 Middle East 1500-1600 11660 Central Asia 1500-1600 15635 Russia 1500-1800 7425 9775 Europe 1700-2000 9850 250 kW Balkans 1800-1900 1224 5860 5890 Middle East 1800-1900 7375 ENGLISH North America 0400-0500 9700 11720 Japan 1130-1230 13790 Asia 1230-1330 15620 Europe 1900-2000 9700 11720 Europe 2100-2200 9700 11720 North America 2300-2400 7480 9700 HORIZONT Europe 0300-1700 9850 Bad reception (250 kW) Europe 0600-0900 1224 Europe 0900-1200 1224 Listeners in Europe are advised to turn into 11720 KHz in the 25 m band or 9700 KHz in the 31 m band. They are regulary in use and have usually a good reception. Also broadcasts targeting N.A can be heard at above frequencies. An other interesting frequency is 7670 KHz (not officially in the schedule). It relays Horizont. The transmitter is in Stolnik with 15 kW intended for the home service. If you are in Europe and have a car radio with you, you could also try reaching the following stations at medium waves: 828 KHz (Christo Botev), 1161 KHz (Horizont) with 500 kW transmitter in Stara Zagora and 1224 KHz (foreign service) with 500 kW from Vidin. Radio Varna has also started its own broadcastings abroad. A possible frequency is 7230 KHz on fridays only but is likely to be too weak for reception. Address: Radio Bulgaria 4 Dragan Tsankov Blvd. Sofia 1040 Bulgaria Fax: 650 560; 871 061 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7-8 BBC schedule in Bulgarian (April 1996- September 1996) (by Rosa Hays), last updated: 06-Apr-1996 BBC IN BULGARIAN from London (April - September 1996) SOFIA VHF/FM 91 mhz - BBC World Service (in Eng and Bulg) on SHORTWAVE (see below) and local FM rebroadcasters Time = local in Bulgaria (GMT plus 3 hours in Summer) Programmes / FREQUENCIES ____ 0630-0700 London Start (M-F) 41 m 7325 khz 49 m 6050 khz ____ 0900-0910 European Press Review (M-F) 5 Minutes English FM only ____ 1100-1105 News (M-F) FM only ____ 1300-1315 News; 5 Minutes English (M-F) News; Weekend Programme Preview (Sat) News; Religion and Faith (Sun) 25 m 12040 khz 31 m 9750 khz ____ 1315-1330 Learn Business English (M-F) Shortwave only 25 m 12040 khz 31 m 9750 khz ____ 1315-1330 Feature (repeat of previous day 2000-2015) (M-F) m. Cultural Antenna t. Life in Britain w. History and Politics th.Questions and Answers f. Science, Business, Medicine FM only ____ 1500-1530 News; Press Review; (Sat-Sun) Economics & Business; Pop-English (Sat) News; Press Review; The Week That Was; Learn English (Sun) 25 m 11680 khz 31 m 9750 khz ____ 1700-1705 News (M-F) FM only ____ 1900-1930 World in Action (current affairs) (M-F) News; Weekly Sport Review (Sat) News; Petar Uvaliev; Choice of the Week (Sun) 25 m 11905 khz 49 m 6015 khz ____ 2200-2215 Feature: (repeated next day 1315-1330 FM only) (M-F) m. Life in Britain t. History and Politics w. Questions and Answers th.Science, Business, Medicine f. Cultural Antenna 25 m 11780 khz 49 m 6050 khz ____ 2200-2300 Pop Show (Sat) (Sat-Sun) Mega-hour Youth Programme (Sun) 25 m 11780 khz 49 m 6050 khz ____ 2400-0015 Midnight News; Sport (M-F) 41 m 7275 khz 49 m 6125 khz BBC WORLD SERVICE - 24 hours in English and BULGARIAN from London by satellite - in SOFIA on 91 mhz VHF/FM BBC news & features in Bulgarian can be heard on FM also from a dozen LOCAL REBROADCASTER STATIONS in Bulgaria. BBC World Service - Bulgarian Section Bush House, Strand, London WC2B 4PH Voice mail: +44-171- 257 2727 Fax: +44-171-379 7408 Send e-mail to: r.hays@bbcnc.org.uk (Mira Martin) The BBC URL is: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk BBC Centre in Sofia (books, audio, video, club & courses) 67, Knyaz Boris I str. Tel: (02) 87 71 30 Fax: (02) 80 62 32 =============================================================================== 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 These two addresses are taken from a brochure on the American University in Bulgaria, established 1991. 4 year Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Administration, Applied Economics, Computer Science, History, English, Political Science/International Relations, Journalism/Mass Communications. Accredited through the University of Maine, TOEFL and SAT or ACT required. American University in Bulgaria Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria Tel.: (359) 73-23 652 (359) 73-20 968 Fax: (359) 73-25 218 American University in Bulgaria Office of Development 3243 Sutton Place N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016 Tel.: (202) 686-9890 Fax: (202) 686-4538 e-mail domain name : aubg.bg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8-2 Bulgarian Banks (by U.S. Department of Commerce), last updated: 01-Aug-1995 List of Banks with Full License for Activity in Bulgaria and their Primary Corresponding U.S. Bank; (Code: S=State; P=Private; CB=Corresponding U.S. Bank) Balkan Bank (S) 18 Vitosha Blvd., Sofia Chairman Mr. Ivan Mironov 80-22-33 Vice-Chairman Ms. Nadezhda Apostolova 80-05-40 CB= Bankers Trust, New York Bank for Agricultural Credit (P) 55, Khristo Botev Blvd., Sofia Chairman Mr. Planem Tilev 51-06-87 First Vice-Chairman Mr. Janko Janev 51-89-56 CB= American Express Bank, N.Y. Credit Lyonnais, New York Biochim (S) 1, Ivan Vazov Str., Sofia Manager Mr. Boris Mitev 54-46-04 Vice-Manager Ms. Anna Subeva CB= American Express Bank, New York Bulgarian Foreign Trade Bank (S) 7, Sveta Nedelia Sq., Sofia Executive Directors Mr. Chavdar K. Kunchev 88-17-03, 84-91 Mr. Dimitur N. Atanasov 88-17-03, 84-91 CB= Credit Lyonnais, New York Bulgarian Post Bank (S) 1, Bulgaria Square, Sofia Executive Directors Mr. Vladimir Vladimirov 65-67-80 Mr. Milcho Gurov 65-91-06 Ms. Vania Vasileva 65-92-14 CB= American Express Bank, New York Express Bank (S) 6, Shipka Str., Varna Chairman, Mr. Ivan Konstantinov (052) 23-18-64 Vice-Chairman, Ms. Maria Dobreva (052) 24-50-79 Chief Accountant, Ms. Rositsa Kamburova (052) 24-51-87 CB= American Express Bank, New York First East International Bank (P) 15, Lege Str., Sofia Executive Directors Mr. Goran Goranov 87-31-22 Mr. Stanislav Derlipansky 54-24-81 CB= Bankers' Trust, New York Swiss Bank Corp., New York First Private Bank (P) 2A, Suborna Str., Sofia Executive Directors Mr. Ventsislav Josifov 65-93-88 Mr. Michael Stefanov 65-93-88 Mr. Milian Krumov Dimitrov 65-71-10 CB= American Express Bank, New York Hebros Bank (S) 37 Vazrazdhane, Plovdiv Chairman, Juli Popov (032) 23-18-76 Executive Director, Alexander Grozdanov (032) 22-88-70 Executive Director, Stoyan Markov CB= American Express Bank, New York Credit Lyonnais, New York International Bank for Investment and Development (P) 10, Graf Ignatiev Str., Sofia Executive Vice-President, Mr. Lew Staples 66-59-24 Managing Director, Mr. Bozhidar Bozhinov 88-34-82 CB= Schroeder Bank, New York Mineral Bank (S) 17, Lege Str., Sofia Executive Directors Mr. Vladimir Tashkov 80-20-80 Mr. Asen Zapranov 80-20-70 Mr. Rumen Kasabov 80-27-27 CB= American Express Bank, N.Y. Sofia Bank (S) 25, Janko Sukozov Blvd., Sofia Executive Directors Ms. Maria Koteva 44-18-18 Ms. Zhivko Stoimenov 44-18-15 Mr. Katya Ivanova 44-18-18 CB= Bankers' Trust Swiss Bank Corp., New York Banco Commercial Italiana, New York Stopanska Banka (Economic Bank) (S) 8, Slavianska Str., Sofia Executive Directors Mr. Tsvetan Petkov 80-35-24 Mr. Alexandur Novakov 88-53-06 Mr. Radko Radovsky 52-20-39 CB= American Express Bank, New York United Bulgarian Bank (S) 70, Maria Luiza Blvd., Sofia Executive Directors Mr. Dimitur Dimitrov 31-92-90 Mr. Oleg Nedialkov 31-81-20 CB= American Express Bank, New York CitiBank, New York ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8-3 Info on the Bulgarian Medical Association, USA (by Simeon Boyadjiev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 It is my plesure to announce the establishment of a new professional organization - BULGARIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IN THE USA (BMA/USA). This idea of ours and the initial work done by Dr Yanko Yankov and Dr Simeon Boyadjiev resulted in the first meeting in New York on April 28,93. For current chairman was elected Dr Lubomir Kanov and for assistant-coordinator Mrs. Didi Arissian. The organization is open to everyone in the field of the medicine, biological sciences and medical technology, regardless of origin, sex, political or religious believes. No fees, no obligations. Our goals are: 1. To establish contacts among the bulgarian professionals in the USA for easier communications, mitual help and better professional realization . 2. Exchange of information in order to assist the accomplishment of the scientific projects with benefit for Bulgarian Health Care. 3. To establish contacts with the universities, organizations, companies and representatives of US health care system that would provide educational, technological and financial help for better health care in Bulgaria. YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN BMA/USA. For more information and suggestions contact Dr Simeon Boyadjiev (SBOYADJ@INDYVAX.IUPUI.EDU), Dept. of Medical Genetics, IUSM, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or Mrs. Didi Arissian, Box 298, 1230 York Ave, Rockefeller University New York, NY 10021, Fax: (212) 327-8343. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8-4 Bulgarian Studies Association (by John Bell), last updated: 21-Nov-1995 The Bulgarian Studies Association of North America was founded in 1971 by a group of American and Canadian scholars concerned with Bulgarian subjects. Its purpose is to encourage academic investigation of Bulgaria, exchange information, and develop relations with Bulgarian scholars. The BSA organized the first joint meeting of North American and Bulgarian scholars at Madison, Wisconsin in 1973. This was followed by meetings in Varna, Boston, Smolyan and, most recently, Pittsburgh (May, 1994.) The Association also holds an annual meeting in conjunction with the convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS). The BSA publishes a newsletter, appearing about four times each year, with information on the activities of the organization and its individual members. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Bulgarian studies. Dues are $15.00 per year. Requests for membership should be sent to its secretary: Martha Forsyth, 51 Davis Avenue, West Newton, MA 02165-1925. The current president of the BSA is Prof. Katia McClain e-mail: kmcclain@humanitas.ucsb.edu Its vice-president is Prof. Grace Fielder e-mail: gfielder@ccit.arizona.edu For further information by email, contact bell@umbc2.umbc.edu (John Bell) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8-5 AAPBC (American Association for the Promotion of Bulgarian Culture) (by Mincho Tsankov) A A P B C American Association for the Promotion of BULGARIAN CULTURE The American Association for the promotion of Bulgarian Culture (AAPBC) is an American non-profit organization, founded in Washington, D.C., with international membership, which shall foster the culture of Bulgaria to take a deserved place among the cultures of the world. It shall be guided by the following principles: 1. AAPBC shall invariably serve as a reliable source of information concerning the culture of Bulgaria. 2. AAPBC shall facilitate the explanation and interpretation of the evolution of the culture of Bulgaria. 3. AAPBC shall support the creation of valuable works of culture and the advancement and dissemination of the culture of Bulgaria in all its aspects. 4. AAPBC shall make impartial efforts toward the preservation of all Bulgarian cultural treasures. * * * The AAPBC is incorporated under the IRS code and has tax-exempt status (IRS 501-C-3). All contributions to AAPBC are tax deductable. Address: AAPBC 1229 "O" Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 Tel. Petrov (202) 232-4072 G O A L S - AAPBC endeavors to be a catalyst for promoting long-range projects (e.g. sending books to the library of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the City Library of Sofia, regional libraries in the provinces) and ad hoc projects (e.g. co-sponsoring an exhibit of modern Bulgaria art at the prestigious Corcoran Gallery in Washington, publishing of the anthology of translations of Bulgarian poets by Richard Harteis and William Meredith). - AAPBC seeks the cooperation of all persons interested in Bulgarian culture regardless of origin, citizenship, or political persuation, for long-range or ad hoc initiatives they wish to propose. - AAPBC serves as a data bank in that regard and as a point of contact with the appropriate institutions and persons in Sofia through its representatives there. - AAPBC solicits participation in its existing committees and working groups (as well as members wishing to propose and form new ones). C O M M I T T E E S The AAPBC Committees are: 1. Fund-raising a. Solocitation of membership at $10 annual dues. b. Large donations (AAPBC is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization (IRS- 501-C-3). Current range up to $500. 2. Subscriptions of U.S. periodicals for Bulgarian libraries (members can submit their choice of periodical(s) and library(ies) for coordination by the committee. 3. Donations of books for Bulgarian libraries in books or funds for purchasing what is needed. Most needed are American reference tools, such as encyclopedias dictionaries, who's whos, bibliographies by subject, etc. 4. Publication of the Newsletter at least every six months, with functions to collect news items and assist in editing it. 5. Membership solicitation. All current members (according to mailing list) are asked to submit names and addresses of persons interested in Bulgarian culture and the goals of the AAPBC. 6. Relations with other Bulgarian-oriented organizations with the aim of establishing a Federation of such organizations for coordination of efforts and activities. 7. Support of Bulgarian cultural events in and out of Bulgaria (art exhibits, performances, poetry readings, Western cultural initiatives in Bulgaria, etc.). 8. Support of Bulgarian students outside Bulgaria by soliciting members to "adopt" a student for the duration of his or her studies. A A P B C BOARD OF DIRECTORS Founding Chairman: Marin Pundeff Professor, California State University Honorary Chairmen: Raymond Garthoff Ambassador, Brooking Institution Eric Hemp Professor, University of Chicago Irwin T. Sanders Professor Emeritus, Boston University Honorary members: Robert Conquest Historian Simeon Saks-Koburg-Gotski Businessman Executive Bureau: Marshall L. Miller, Co-Chairman Attorney Christo M. Popoff, Co-chairman Artist Atanas Slavov, Co-chairman Writer Ilya Talev Newsletter Editor Vassil Petrov Secretary Pamela Perry Mitova Treasurer M E M B E R S O F T H E B O A R D Milka T. Bliznakov Professor, Virginia Tech Krustan Diankov Translator James S. Dimitroff Businessman Micaela S. Iovine Fulbright Program Edward Kasinec New York Public Library Milcho Leviev Composer Musician Jack R. Perry, Ambassador Professor, Davidson College Sol Polansky, Ambassador Citizens Democracy Corps Errest A. Scatton Professor, SUNY Philip A. Shellhaas Corporate Director, IBM Mihail Simeonov Sculptor Heinrich A. Stammler Professor, University of Kansas Blagoy P. Trenev Professor, University of Wisconsin Ted Zang Attorney * * * Legal Counsel: Mihail V. Pundeff, Esq. Laura B. Sherman, Esq. J O I N A A P B C and be part of an international network of people dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Bulgaria culture in all its aspects, wherever it exists in the world. You can work through the existing working groups and committees listed here, or propose new projects. You will receive AAPBC Newsletter issued periodically to report on projects completed or underway, new initiatives, organizations in and out of Bulgaria concerned with Bulgarian culture, and AAPBC relations with them. * * * AAPBC representation in Bulgaria Krustan Diankov noted translator of American Literature and president of the society of Friends of USA in Bulgaria Office: Stolichna Biblioteka Pl. Slaveikov, 4; Room 113 1557 Sofia, Bulgaria .............................................................................. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (Please print) Date:................... Name:................................................................. Address:.............................................................. Telephones: Residence:...................Office:..................... Please make check payable to AAPBC in the amount of US $10 as annual dues and sent to Pamela Perry Mitova, 1229 "O" Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 Please indicate here the aspects of Bulgarian culture you are interested in and the way in which you wish to be active in AAPBC ............................... ............................................................................... Signature......................... ******************************************************************************* Best regards: Mincho Tsankov (mincho@lamar.ColoState.EDU) Department of Physics Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523 phone (303) 491-5033 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8-6 Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce (by Vasko Delev), last updated: 30-Oct-1995 Here is the address of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce: Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce Saborna Str. 11 A Sofia 1000 Bulgaria Tel: +359 2 87-26-31 Fax: +359 2 87-32-09 Cable: 22374 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8-7 Bulgarian Foundations (by Yulian Donchev), last updated: 09-Oct-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian) Sajuz na balgarskite fondatsii, ul. Oborishte 44 Sofia 1505 Mezhdunarodna fondatsija "Sv. sv. Kiril i Metodii", ul. Oborishte 19 Sofia 1504 Fondatsija "Otvoreno obshtestvo"-Sofia pl. Slaveikov 4 Stolichna biblioteka Sofia 1000 Blagoevgrad 2700 Studentski klub "Otvoreno obshtestvo" Amerikanski Universitet v Bulgaria Burgas 8000 Klub "Otvoreno obshtestvo" Burgaski svoboden universitet, st. 125 Varna 9000 Klub "Otvoreno obshtestvo" bul. L. Karavelov 19A, 65, et.4, ap.8 Velingrad 4600 Klub "Otvoreno obshtestvo" tel. (0390) 2-31-70 Pleven 5800 Klub "Otvoreno obshtestvo" bul. Skobelev 20, bl.2, vh.B Plovdiv 4000 Klub "Otvoreno obshtestvo" Narodna biblioteka "Ivan Vazov" ul. Avksentii Velishki 17 Ruse 7000 Klub "Otvoreno obshtestvo" Gradska biblioteka "Ljuben Karavelov" ul Dondukov-Korsakov 1 Sliven 8800 Klub "Otvoreno obshtestvo" pl. Al. Stamboliiski 1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8-8 What is the address of the Fulbright Commission in Sofia (by Dragomir R. Radev) 17, Alexander Stamboliyski Blvd. 1000 Sofia (The Commission's office is centrally located at the above address in the building of the Ministry of Culture, 3rd floor. It is opposite the Ministry of Education and Science and within walking distance of the American Embassy and the American Cultural Center). Office hours - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone and Fax of the Fulbright Commission: 88-45-17 The Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange was established in February 1993 following the signing of a binational agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Bulgaria in November 1992. Although the youngest in Europe, the Commission will base its policy regarding planning, selection, and administration of the Ful- bright program on the experience of educational exchange between the U.S. and Bulgaria accumulated during the last 25 years and the needs of the dynamic present. The principles we have adopted are fully in tune with the spirit of the Fulbright initiative. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8-9 Mensa in Bulgaria (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 23-Aug-1995 MENSA BULGARIA George Chavdarov, Chairman, Blvd Tsar Osvoboditel 29a, 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria, 359 2 437 448 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8-10 Vestnik Pari na WWW (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 03-Jan-1997 Vestnik Pari e dostqpen na WWW na adres http://www.pari.bg =============================================================================== 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 Washington, D.C. Based USG Country Contacts Brian Toohey, Bulgaria Desk Officer International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce 14th & Constitution Aves. Washington, D.C. 20230 Tel: (202) 482-4915 Fax: (202) 482-4505 East European Business Information Center address same as above Tel: (202) 482-2645 Fax: (202) 482-4473 Mr. Gordon Nicks Acting Area Officer for Eastern Europe U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, Room 5080s US Department of Agriculture 14th and Independence Avenue S.W. Washington D.C. 20250 Tel: (202) 720-3080 Fax: (202) 720-6063 U.S.-Based Multipliers Relevant for Country Michaela D. Platzer Director International Division U.S. Chamber of Commerce 1615 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20062-2000 Tel: (202) 463-5480 Fax: (202) 463-3114 Commercial Attache Embassy of Bulgaria 1621 22nd St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 Tel: (202) 387-7969 Fax: (202) 462-8051 Bulgariain Government Agencies Country Telephone Code is (359) COUNCIL OF MINISTERS Prime Minister Ljuben Berov 88-56-20 Dep. Prime Minister Evgeni Matinchev 887-27-50/88-30-65 Dep. Prime Minister Kiril Tsochev 887-20-86 Advisors Valentin Georgiev 887-20-69/87-43-94 World Bank Advisor Gerhard Reis 87-08-80 Trandafil Dimitrov 80-22-45 Special Advisor Evgeni Milchev 80-22-40 Special Advisor Atanas Kupribashiev 87-44-11/887-27-48 MINISTRIES Ministry of Agriculture 55 Khristo Botev Blvd. 1000 Sofia Minister Georgy Tanev 88-55-57 Head of Min.Office Maria Lazarova 88-17-90 Protocol Deninska 51-89-45 Deputy Minister Juri Petrov 87-75-64 Deputy Minister Ventseslav Stoyanov 88-36-39 Deputy Minister Roumen Hristov 88-31-88 Land Priv. Office Dimitur Dinkov 51-06-74 Ministry of Environment 67 William Gladstone Str. 1000 Sofia Minister Valentin Bosevsky 88-25-77 Deputy Minister Branimir Natov 88-14-46 Deputy Minister Venko Beshkov 54-30-84 Chief Secretary Ivan Filipov 83-23-89 Water Resources Georgi Karagjozov 87-89-51 Int'l Relations Kliment Dilianov 81-00-87 Protocol 87-61-51 Int'l Dept Office Zheko Spiridonov 87-61-51 Ministry of Finance 102 Rakovsky Str. 1000 Sofia Minister Stoyan Alexandrov 869-211/870-622 Deputy Minister Svetoslav Gavriisky 869-335 Deputy Minister Dimitur Radev 869-295/867-848 Deputy Minister Dimitur Kostov 869-381 Head of Tax Dept. Biser Slavkov 803-247 General Secretary Stamen Tassev 869-317/803-498 Protocol 869-574 Director Int'l Rel. Plamen Gogov 869-219/870-945 Expert Int'l Rel Mariana Touhchieva 869-395/869-223 Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2 Al. Zhendov Str. 1000 Sofia Minister Stanislav Daskalov Minister's Office 7143-217 Protocol 87-09-36 First Dep. Minister Valentin Gatzinsky 80-37-37 Deputy Minister Todor Churov 7143-244/80-38-07 Desk Officer for USA, Canada Ivan Danchev 70-32-68 Counsellor Vesselin Petrov 70-34-94 Chief of Protocol Dimitur Dimitrov 7143-353 Ministry of Health 2 Sveta Nedelia Square 1000 Sofia Minister Tancho Gugalov 87-50-51 Chief Dep. Minister Semerdjiev 88-40-64 Deputy Minister Gerginsky 87-50-53 Deputy Minister Kumanov 87-83-79 Head Int'l Rel. Dr. Kurtev 88-08-01 Int'l Rel. Expert Petur Stoyanov 87-53-19 Ministry of Housing & Construction 17 Kiril and Methodius Str. 1000 Sofia Minister Khristo Totev 80-39-69 Deputy Minister Petko Evrev 88-20-20 Deputy Minister Daniel Leviev 88-18-49 Int'l Relations Stoyanov 83-53-29 Privatizations Mollov 87-69-61 Ministry of Industry 8 Slavianska Str. 1000 Sofia Minister Plamen Bikov 80-10-06 Deputy Minister Racho Petrov 88-32-20 Deputy Minister 88-52-46 Deputy Minister Matei Mateev 87-20-27 Deputy Minister Grigorii Vazov 88-01-62 Privatization Office 87-80-26 Head Int'l Rel. Titorenko 89-99-23 Int'l Relations Buzov 87-88-85 Protocol 88-55-33 Head Privat. Dept. Emil Vanchev 87-25-37 Int'l Integration & Coordination Dept. Vera Khristova 87-88-85 Ministry of Justice 2 Dondukov Str. 1000 Sofia Minister Petur Kornadjev 87-55-20/87-40-58 Deputy Minister Petur Stoyanov 88-33-69 Int'l Law Coop. Dept. Vasil Velev 867-32-09 Ministry of Labor 2 Triaditsa St. 1000 Sofia Minister Evgeni Matinchev 87-65-08 Deputy Minister Jordan Hristoskov 80-35-78 Deputy Minister Dimitur Shopov 867-24-59 Deputy Minister Dukhomir Minev 87-65-67 Int'l Relations Stoimen Velev 83-37-12 Int'l Relations Ilian Ignatov 89-78-54 Protocol 867-27-37 Ministry of Trade 12 Battenberg str. 1000 Sofia Minister Kiril Tsochev 87-03-87 Deputy Minister Ivan Kolev 88-41-90 Deputy Minister Stanimir Burzashky 87-12-87 Deputy Minister Kiril Velev 87-45-82 Chief Secretary Ivan Dochev 87-42-62 Advisor on Ext. Rel. Marin Todorov 88-20-11 Head of Priv Dept. Assen Petrov 88-06-45 Country Trade Associations/Chambers of Commerce: Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bojidar Bojinov, President Maria Petrunova, U.S. Desk Officer 11-a, Al. Stamboliiski Blvd. Sofia 1000 Tel: (359 2) 872-528 Fax: (359 2) 873-209 Bulgarian Industrial Association Bojidar Danev , Chairmam 16-20 Alabin Str. Sofia 1000 Tel: (359 2) 545-066 Fax: (359 2) 872 604 Union for Private Economic Enterprise Petjo Bluskov, Chairman 2a Suborna Str. Sofia 1000 Tel: (359 2) 659-371 Fax: (359 2) 659-411 Country Market Research Firms Advertising International Network Ltd. 36, Dragan Tzankov Blvd., suite 613 B Tel:(359 2) 703-328 Fax: (359 2) 704-577 Continental Information Mr. Philip Bay 32 Skobelev Blvd. Tel: (359 2) 511-84 Fax: (359 2) 541-284 Expocenter 37, Ekzarch Jossif 1000 Sofia Tel: (359 2) 803-603 Fax: (359 3) 801 201 Institute for Marketing and Research MBMD 26 A, Sabi Dimitrov St. Sofia 1111 Tel/Fax: (359 2) 739-919 Trade Institute 165 3A Street Liv. Quarter "Izgreva" 1797 Sofia Tel: (359 2) 700-100 Fax: (359 2) 700-346 Snelling & Snelling Amy Gorin 23 V, San Stefano Str. Suite 34 Tel: (359 2) 466-057 Fax: (359 2) 443-404 4. U.S. Embassy Trade Personnel: U.S. Embassy Sofia No. 1 Suborna St. Sofia, Bulgaria Tel.: (359) (2) 88-48-01 Fax : (359) (2) 80-19-77 Commercial Attache U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service U.S. Embassy Sofia Tel: (359) (2) 65-94-64, 65-02-64 Fax: (359) (2) 80-38-50, or Embassy Fax APO Mailing Address: U.S. Embassy Sofia Unit 1335, APO AE 09213-1335 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9-2 U.S. Information Sources On Bulgaria (by US Department of Commerce, Eastern Europe Business Bulletin, and Dennis McConnell) <DEFINE IMPORTANCE 4> Bulgarian Embassy Commercial Office Boris Ratchev, Commercial Attache 1621 22nd Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20008 Tel: 202-332-6609 Fax: 202-462-8051 Telex: 21-15-61 Eastern Europe Business Information Center Room 7412 U.S. Department of Commerce 14th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20230 Tel: 202-482-2645 Fax: 202-482-4473 U.S. Department of Commerce Jeremy Keller, Lynn Fabrizio Bulgaria Desk Officers Room 3413 14th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20230 Tel: 202-482-4915 Fax: 202-482-4505 Bulgaria-U.S. Trade & Economic Council Kay Larcom, Executive Director U.S. Chamber of Commerce 1615 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20062 Tel: 202-463-5482 Fax: 202-463-3114 Bulgarian-American Enterprise Fund 333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 2080 Chicago, Illinois 60606 President and CEO: Frank L. Bauer Tel: 312.629.2500 Fax 312.629.2929 Address in Bulgaria: 3 Shipka Street 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria Tel: [359-2] 44.18.62 Fax: [359-2] 44.30.18 Managing Director, Bulgaria: L. Searl Vetter For Consular Services Only (visas, consular law, etc.) Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria Georgi Peychinov, Consular Officer 1621 22nd Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20008 Tel: 202-483-5885 Fax: 202-234-7973 Consular Office hours: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9-3 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (by Holger Zscheyge), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 Try to contact the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. They are probably the best address for jobs with a focus on FSU/Eastern Europe. Even if they cannot offer you a job they know thousands of companies in the respective countries. The EBRD can be reached by mail: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development One Exchange Square London EC2A 2EH England Tel.: +4471-3386435 Fax: +44713386486 As far as I know the US have an liason officer there. Hope this helps. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9-4 Finding Sources (by Jim Cashel), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 SOURCES FOR FUNDING COMPILED BY WORLD LEARNING INC. Drago's note: these sources are primarily intended for the NIS (Newly Independent States - xUSSR). I have kept these addresses which I thought might be relevant to Bulgaria as well. The PVO/NIS Project realizes there are a lot of worthy projects still unfunded. Therefore, we would like to present a partial list of alternative funding sources. It is important to keep in mind that such data is meant to serve as a point of departure for your own research and is evolving and always subject to change. The sources of funding for activities in the NIS are many and varied. Unless you know where to look and precisely what you are looking for it can be confusing. In fact, in an ever-changing NIS environment, it is hard to know where funding is with any precision. There are many PVOs looking to tap into funds in the sectors of health, the private sector, democratic reform, exchanges and training, and women's health. INTERACTION, an association of U.S. PVOs, is seeking to coordinate and concentrate funding priorities for the NGO community in these sectors. The following provides an overview of some of these groups, their activities, and where available the $ amount of grants they may be distributing. PRIVATE The National Endowment for Democracy 1101 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 (202) 293-9072 phone (202) 223-6042 fax Cross-Sectoral John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Public Information Office 5520 N. Magnolia Avenue Chicago, IL 60640-1307 (312) 728-6996 phone (312) 728-6886 fax Soros Foundation 888 7th Avenue, Ste 1901 New York, NY 10106 (212) 757-2323 phone (212) 974-0367 fax and education The Ford Foundation 320 E. 43rd Street New York, NY 10017 (212) 573-5000 phone (212) 599-4584 fax Rockefeller Foundation 1133 Ave. of the Americas New York, NY 10036 (212) 869-8500 phone Civil Society Building Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 1200 Mott Foundation Bldg. Flint, MI 48502-1851 (313) 238-5651 phone Rockefeller Bros. Fund 1290 Avenue of Americas New York, NY 10104 (212) 373-4200 phone (212) 315-0996 fax Small Business Development The Fund for Democracy and Development 2033 M St., NW Ste. 506 Washington, DC 20036 Human Rights Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation 218 East 18th Street New York, NY 10003 (212) 475-1137 phone Advocacy Smith Richardson Foundation 60 Jessup Street Westport, CT 06880 (203) 222-6222 phone (203) 222-6282 fax John Merck Fund 11 Beacon Street Suite 1230 Boston, MA 02108 (617) 723-2932 phone Environment ISAR (formerly the Institute for Soviet-American Relations) 1601 Connecticut, NW Washington, DC 20009 (202) 387-3034 phone (202) 667-3291 fax Women's Rights Global Fund for Women 2480 Sand Hill Rd., Suite 100 Menlo Park, CA 94025 (415) 854-0420 phone (415) 854-8050 fax Economy Building The World Bank Group Room H 2007 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 (202) 473-8261 phone Attn: Mr. Westen The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (44) 71-338-6569 phone (44) 71-338-6487 fax US Government Privatization U.S. Dept. of Commerce International Trade Administration Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT) Room 3413 Washington, DC 20230 (202) 482-0073 phone (202) 482-2443 fax ALSO Consortia of American Businesses in the NIS (CABNIS) 200 Daingerfield Road Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 684-1080 phone (301) 652-0141 phone U.S. Small Business Administration Office of International Trade, Room 6114 409 3rd Street, SW Washington, DC 20416 800 827-5722 phone (202) 205-7064 fax Economy Building Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1100 New York Ave. NW Washington, DC 20527 (202) 336-8799 phone 800-424-6742 phone (202) 408-9589 fax Export Import Bank ExImbank of the US 811 Vermont Ave., NW Washington, DC 20571 (202) 535-9664 phone (202) 566-7524 fax (Insurance) (202) 566-8208 phone (202) 566-7524 fax (Guarantees and loans) U.S. Trade and Development Agency SA-16, Rm. 309 Washington, DC 20523 (703) 875-4357 phone (703) 875-4009 fax Civil Society/ Democracy/ Media Relations U.S. Information Agency USIA, Rm. 751 301 4th Street, SW Washington, DC 20547 (202) 619-5057 phone (202) 619-5958 fax National Endowment for the Arts, International Activities Office 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Rm 528 Washington, DC 20506 (202) 682-5422 phone (202) 682-5602 fax U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rm 4079 SUSDA/FAS/EC Washington, DC 20250 (202) 720-4274 phone (202) 690-0727 fax U.S. Dept. of Defense (202) 783-3238 (CBD for contracts announcements) U.S. Agency for International Development A.I.D./NIS Task Force 320 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20523 (202) 647-9950 phone USAID NIS TASK FORCE PROJECTS/ OFFICES FOR 1994 Office of Emergency and Humanitarian Assistance (A.I.D.) Don Eller (202) 736-6481 Alan Silva (202) 647-7614 Office of Energy, Environment, and Technology (A.I.D.) Energy $254 million Contact: Edvard Markset (202) 736-4405 Environment $73 million Contact: James Bever (202) 736-4407, Energy- Environment, Commodity Import Program $125 million Office of Economic Restructuring (A.I.D.) Economic Restructuring $50 million, Contact: Jane Barden (202) 647-2808 Housing $190 million Trade and Investment $365 million, Contact: Raghawendra Dwivdey (202) 647-2809 Office of Private Sector Initiatives (A.I.D.) Private Sector $425 million Contact: Greg Huger (202) 736-4410 Privatization $125 million Hans Shrader (202) 736-4806 Enterprise Fund $250 million, Contact: Jean Hacken (202) 736-4414 Office of Democratic Initiatives, Health, and Human Resources(A.I.D.) Special Initiatives $151 million, Contacts: Regina Coleman, (202) 647-5876 Bryant George (202)736-4264 Health $109 million Women's Health Initiative $10 million, Contact: Lee Hougen (202) 736-7760 Democratic Reform $82 million, Contact: Kris Loken (202) 736-4267 Exchanges and Training (A.I.D.) $225 million Contact: Thomas Chapman (202) 647-7751 Food Systems (A.I.D.) $48 million Contact: Loretta Williams (202) 736-4418 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For foundations contact: the Citizens Democracy Corps (CDC), (202) 872-0933 or 1-800-394-1945; or The Foundation Center, (202) 331-1400 (DC), (212) 620-4230 (NY) The BISNIS hot line for those interested in area business developments (202) 482-4655. Bids and contracts advertised in Commerce Business Daily (CBD) (202) 783-3238 This information was compiled by Scott Altmann and Margot Mininni who drew on many resources, among them: The CDC Compendium, the Business Information Service for the NIS (BISNIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, USAID, and information sent to World Learning's NIS office. -- Drago -- Drago