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Reports and features from Bulgaria, a small country at the southeastern edge of Europe.

Bulgaria in Space: Two Missions and a Song

There were times when the words Bulgaria and space met in one and the same sentence. This kind of talk started more than half a century ago in Moscow. On a warm evening in August of 1964, the commander-in-chief of the Bulgarian Air Force, Lt. Gen. Zahari Zahariev, was invited to a reception at the residence of Soviet Defence Minister Marshal Rodion…
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Sofia Synagogue: The Place To Be

The impressive Sofia Synagogue was inaugurated in 1909. It took four years to erect this temple, which is the third largest synagogue in Europe, right behind Budapest's Great Synagogue and the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam. The Austrian architect Friedrich Grünanger designed it. This Bulgarian synagogue is located in the very center of…
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