“Victory Day” in Bulgaria

I was always wondering, why many Bulgarians celebrate Victory Day as if this victory was their own country’s achievement and usually without reflecting that Bulgaria was anything but a victor of WWII.

The country was a close ally of Nazi Germany for most of the war. The capital Sofia and many people in it became victims of the air raids by the Western allies. Then the country was invaded by the Soviets who established a Stalinist puppet regime that was for 45 years one of the worst and most suffocating in Eastern Europe.

“Victory Day” – really…?

I think history is a bit more complicated and ambiguous than that.

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2 thoughts on ““Victory Day” in Bulgaria

  1. Krisi

    Dear Thomas if have time have a look at history books for school and you will understand how every year the history of Bulgaria is changed.
    Who made this with the math bellow?

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    1. admin Post author

      That may be a reason for the confusion, Krisi – but I think it is not the only one. There is also a deeply rooted habit in Bulgaria to endorse only those parts of the history of the country that are at that particular opportune; the rest frequently falls into oblivion, as if it had never happened.
      – The little math exam helps me to protect this site against robots and spammers.

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