between the ancient peoples of the Balkans and their modern-day descendants. In Pavlović's work as well as in that of the Macedonian poet Bogomil Gyuzel or the Albanian writer Ismail Kadare, there are frequent references to the ancient and medieval past. Among his historical poems, most important ones are ‘Odisej na Kirkinom ostrvu’ (‘Odysseus on Circe's Island’), ‘Eleuzijske seni’ (‘Elysian Shades’), ‘Vasilije II Bugaroubica’ (‘Vasily II Bugaroctone’) and ‘Kosovo’. '''Crytek Black
deposit near Slivnitsa (Bulgaria). It is hitherto only known from one left and one right carpometacarpus piece (NMNHS 14 and NMNHS 453, respectively) which are almost alike those of living bald ibises. Contemporaneous with these during the early MN18 faunal stage &ndash; about 2 million years ago (mya) – birds entirely indistinguishable from the modern Northern Bald Ibis inhabited at least Spain, if not the whole western Mediterranean region already. Thus
, whose name literally means "small white town," is situated in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains just east of the Serbian border and about 50 km south of the Danube River. The town is famous for its unique and impressive rock formations, the Belogradchik Rocks, which cover an area of 90 square kilometers and reach up to 200 meters in height. As of December 2009, it has a population of 5,334 inhabitants.
of) hair" (i.e. having the hair, or fur, of a wolf), and originally meant "werewolf" (it still has that meaning in the modern Slavic languages, and a similar one in Romanian: see ''vârcolac''). It is also noteworthy that in the eighteenth century story ''Vrykolokas'' by Pitton de Tournefort (Joseph Pitton de Tournefort), he refers to the revenant as a "werewolf" (loups-garous) which may have also been translated as ''bug-bears'', a strange word that has nothing to do with bugs nor bears, but is related to the word ''bogey'', which means spook, spirit, hobgoblin, etc. ''Vampires, Burial, and Death-Folklore and Reality'' by Paul Barber (1988) Vali-Ballou Press, Birmingham, NY. p 26. However, the same word (in the form ''vukodlak'') has come to be used in the sense of "vampire" in the folklore of Western Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro (while the term "vampir" is more common in Eastern Serbia, Former Yugoslavic Republic of Macedonia and in Bulgaria). Apparently, the two concepts have become mixed. Петровић, Сретен. Српска митологиjа Even in Bulgaria, original folklore generally describes the ''vârkolak'' as a sub-species of the vampire without any wolf-like features. Иваничка Димитрова. Българска народна митология. С.1983.стр. 163-164. Compare alsohey the description in Naiden Gerov's Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language ("Речник на блъгарский язик“) (1895–1904) It may also be noted that the Sanskrit word for wolf is vṛ́ka (commonly pronounced as vrika). '''Vyroneia''' (
, Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland, German Democratic Republic, Romania, Poland, Spain & Yugoslavia. Participants There were 32 competitors from 12 countries - Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, German Democratic Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia, Finland, Cuba, Belgium & Austria. After his debut in cinema, Rebengiuc became a regular presence on screen. His next film
Church Orthodox Christian buffer-zone between Catholic Austria and Muslim Turkey. As the feudalism was abolished the city grew rapidly in economy and in population; by 1848 it had some 40,000 residents, and by its independence in 1878 some 50,000, which is considered little but was a great improvement. The city was entirely westernized and rebuilt with nearby Vienna and Budapest being its architectural role models (during the three Austrian occupations in the past the Baroque buildings
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to be on Sohail Rana's Rang Barangi Dunya; a weekly musical show for children. Kiani thanked her family for being supportive in her singing career, citing them as "patient and enthusiastic with a heart of gold". Kiani's success got her signed by "UniLever" for celebrity endorsement of Lipton Yellow Label in 2001. In 2002, she was signed again by "UniLever" for Sunsilk Shampoo. Throughout 2001 and 2002, she performed live concerts in US, Canada, UK, Middle East, Far East, Australia, Norway, Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey on multiple occasions. width "100%" cellspacing "10px" cellpadding "10px" bgcolor "white" valign "middle" '''Turkey''',
the bottom of the screen on a 2-hour delay, due to the SEC worrying that it might "destablize" the market. The ticker ran across the lower third of the screen, with stock prices on the top (white) band and index prices on the bottom (blue) band. After the first year of programming the SEC permitted just a 20-minute delay. 1 When the stock markets were closed, WBTB offered shows such as the ''Grand Ole Opry'' during late afternoons, a locally-produced variety series called ''The Uncle Floyd Show'' hosted by Floyd Vivino, and Christian programming hosted by Keith Houser at night. Saturdays were ethnic programs from Bulgaria and Spain as well as religious programming during the day on Sunday and on weekday mornings before the stock market opened.
to this day in folk customs, songs, and stories of all the Slavic nations. Statues of several Slavic deities were discovered in 1848, on the banks of the Zbruch river, a tall stone statue (Zbruch idol) was found, with four faces under a single stone hat. Because of its likehood with Saxo's description of the great image in the temple of Rügen, the statue was immediately proclaimed a representation of Svantevit, although it was clear it could not be the original Svantevit of Rügen
'''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.