in the Jebal Akhdar (Jebel Akhdar (Oman)) mountains of Oman; some botanists treat this as a distinct species ''Juniperus polycarpos'', syn. (synonymy) ''J. macropoda''. Now a Major, Omar completed a mapping assignment in Bulgaria and the Danube territories, gaining detailed knowledge of the ground which was to serve him well in the future. Chrzanowski also milked his ideas for re-organizing the Army; in return he smoothed the way for Omar's introduction into Turkish society. He thereby met and married a rich heiress, the start of his meteoric rise in Turkish military circles. He was shortly afterwards appointed Military Governor of Constantinople. In 1840-41 he led a successful expedition to quell a revolt in Syria, and for a time was Governor of the Lebanon. 1908–1946 Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia (Macedonia (country)), Greece one of the last countries under the Ottoman Empire to gain independence; it suffered badly after World War I due to fighting as part of the Central Powers and lost some of its territory; it attempted to regain all of its territory and more during World War II 1299–1923 Turkey, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia (Macedonia (country)), Bulgaria, Greece one of the greatest and longest lasting empires of all time this empire rose out of the Near East and fluctuated drastically in territory and economic status throughout its history; it was radically dissolved after World War I by a republican leader after the Allies had nearly annexed all of its remaining territory 1878–1908 Bulgaria, Serbia during the Russian-Turkish Wars of 1878, and the independence of Montenegro, Serbia and Romania, Bulgaria gained autonomous status within the Ottoman Empire; the principality gained complete independence in 1908 By the mid-1980s, the Chinese decided a dedicated attack helicopter was required. At the time, they used civilian helicopters converted for the military; these were no longer adequate in the attack role, and suitable only as scouts. Following this, China evaluated the Agusta A129 Mangusta, and in 1988 secured an agreement with the USA to purchase AH-1 Cobras and a license to produce BGM-71 TOW missiles; the latter was cancelled following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 and the resulting arms embargo. The colour revolutions prevented the purchase of attack helicopters from Eastern Europe in 1990 and 1991; Bulgaria and Russia rejected Chinese offers to purchase the Mil Mi-24. In 1891 Basanavičius acquired Bulgarian citizenship
is with the municipalities of Byala (Byala (Varna)) and Dolni Chiflik, its western border — with the municipality of Pomorie, and its eastern border is the Black Sea. Proximity to an international airport, as well as the long coastline and its diverse character create favourable conditions for the development of tourism. It is now the most popular tourist destination in the Balkan Peninsula and one of the most popular in Europe. There are 150 hotels with 70,000 beds, 35,000 beds in private
accessdate 22 May 2011 The film, shot on location in Tunisia and Bulgaria, featured a score from Andrea Morricone, the son of the acclaimed film score composer Ennio Morricone. It premiered at the Capri-Hollywood and the Los Angeles-Italia Film Festivals. One reviewer on a website catering for historical movies said of the film, "The Final Inquiry is one of those
to be connected with witchcraft, just like crows, ravens (Common Raven) and black cats. * In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the show was aired on RTRS and RTVUSK. * In Bulgaria, the first seasons were aired on Kanal 1 (BNT Channel 1), after that were repeated on bTV (BTV (Bulgaria)) with the premieres of the later seasons. Repeats currently broadcast on BTV Comedy & Fox Life. * In Chile, is aired on Sony Entertainment Television. **PA0513 Mediterranean
", working together with the communists), took full control of domestic politics in the People's Republic of Bulgaria. Containment The immediate post-1945 period may have been the historical high point for the popularity of communist (communism) ideology. The burdens the Red Army and the Soviet Union endured had earned it massive respect which, had it been fully exploited by Joseph Stalin, had a good chance of resulting in a communist Europe. Communist parties achieved a significant popularity in such nations as China, Greece, Iran, and the Republic of Mahabad. Communist parties had already come to power in Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, and Yugoslavia. The United Kingdom and the United States were concerned that electoral victories by communist parties in any of these countries could lead to sweeping economic and political change in Western Europe. In comparison with the member states of the European Union (Member state of the European Union) (EU), Croatia's median equivalent household income in terms of the Purchasing Power Standard (PPS) stands at 470, topping average PPS of the ten countries which joined the EU in 2004 (2004 enlargement of the European Union) (EU10), as well as Romania and Bulgaria, while significantly lagging behind the EU average. Within Croatia, the highest PPS is recorded in Istria County (769), the City of Zagreb (640) and the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (576). The lowest PPS is observed in the Bjelovar-Bilogora County and the Virovitica-Podravina County (267).
9E03E1DF1F39F93BA35752C1A9679C8B63 title WEIGHT LIFTING; Qatar Man Wins By a Slim Margin publisher ''The New York Times'' date 2001-11-08 accessdate 2009-01-22 Biography He was born on May 11, 1954 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. He graduated journalism at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and has a Ph.D. in Philology. '''''World Fashion. Part II: USA''''' is a book by Bulgarian fashion journalist Lubomir Stoykov. It was published by Ot
are classed as self-employed, offers an opportunity for A2 migrants to work in the UK. By 2011, around half of ''Big Issue'' sellers in the north of England were of Romani (Romani people) origin, many of whom having migrated from Romania and Bulgaria.
location and well-developed energy sector make it a key European energy centre despite its lack of significant fossil fuel deposits. Nearly 34 percent of its electricity is produced by the nuclear power station at Kozloduy (Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant)
in northern central Bulgaria on the right bank of the Danube river in its southernmost point, across from Zimnicea, Romania. The town lies '''Goran''' (Cyrillic (Cyrillic script): Горан) is a Slavic names Slavic male
FIFA World Cup and ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 promotion. It had a hint of ginger, but nowhere near the spice level of Pepsi Red, and was sold in Southeast Asia, Central Europe, Finland, Russia and The Middle East. Re-released as Pepsi Cheer for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. thumb 220px right At twilight (File:AlbenaTwilight.jpg) '''Albena''' ( ) is a major Black Sea resort in northeastern Bulgaria, situated 12 km from Balchik and 30 km from
'''Bulgaria''' , Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country (List of European countries by area).
Organised prehistoric cultures began developing on Bulgarian lands during the Neolithic period. Its ancient history saw the presence of the Thracians and later the Greeks (Ancient Greece) and Romans (Roman Empire). The emergence of a unified Bulgarian state dates back to the establishment of the First Bulgarian Empire in 681 CE, which dominated most of the Balkans and functioned as a cultural hub for Slavs during the Middle Ages. With the downfall of the Second Bulgarian Empire in 1396, its territories came under Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) rule for nearly five centuries. The Russo-Turkish War (1877–78) led to the formation of the Third Bulgarian State. The following years saw several conflicts with its neighbours, which prompted Bulgaria to align with Germany in both world wars. In 1946 it became a single-party socialist state (People's Republic of Bulgaria) as part of the Soviet-led Eastern Bloc. In December 1989 (Revolutions of 1989) the ruling Communist Party (Bulgarian Communist Party) allowed multi-party (Multi-party system) elections, which subsequently led to Bulgaria's transition into a democracy and a market-based economy.
Bulgaria's population of 7.4 million people is predominantly urbanised and mainly concentrated in the administrative centres of its 28 provinces (Provinces of Bulgaria). Most commercial and cultural activities are centred on the capital and largest city, Sofia. The strongest sectors of the economy are heavy industry, power engineering, and agriculture, all of which rely on local natural resources.
The country's current political structure dates to the adoption of a democratic constitution in 1991. Bulgaria is a unitary (Unitary state) parliamentary republic with a high degree of political, administrative, and economic centralisation. It is a member of the European Union, NATO, and the Council of Europe; a founding state of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE); and has taken a seat at the UN Security Council (United Nations Security Council) three times.