After the elections the Bulgarian Socialists look more like a sister party of the French National Front than of other PES members. As much as one might try to portray the election results as a success of the Socialists, reality checks and conclusions
The publication in the Wall Street Journal about Russian instructions given to the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) leaders should not surprise anyone. Bungled attempts to ignore the scandalous revelations of probably the most influential American newspaper and total silence on the part of the
Changes in Russian TV Propaganda Landscape My friend, a veteran journalist from Eastern Europe, can hardly be called a Kremlin sympathizer. То the contrary, his credentials as a veteran anti-communist and defender of press freedom are impeccable. He never had a chance to have
“Russia holds together as a whole country only thanks to force. Only through the suppression of freedom. Only with violence and the imposition of artificial consensus. The nation has no internal bonds, its own raison d‘étre and desire to live together. In order to hold
In the last year, the behavior of the Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church (BOC) became increasingly radical, while its members are evermore eager to assume the posture of “religious patriots” defending ecclesiastical independence (autocephaly) and the “purity” of Orthodoxy. It turns out that in
The recent privatization of a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft has generated substantial media interest with greater details emerging. The buildup of suspense following the sudden arrest of Russia’s economic minister Ulyukyaev fits well into a game plan involving President Putin, his chief
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America is entering an unpredictable and potentially volatile new era. After his inauguration as US President on January 20, Donald Trump will face enormous domestic and foreign policy challenges following an election that has sharply divided the population and disturbed many of America’s allies.
Recently, Gazprom’s top management stated that “Gazprom can unfreeze South Stream promptly” (tass.ru), following earlier Putin comments that “South Stream is not definitely canceled” (reuters.com) – contrasting earlier statements that the project is “closed forever”. Despite the latest thaw in relations between Russia and Turkey,