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UNESCO Approves Inclusion of Bishop’s Basilica in Bulgaria’s Tentative List UNESCO Approves Inclusion of Bishop’s Basilica in Bulgaria’s Tentative List UNESCO Approves Inclusion of Bishop’s Basilica in Bulgaria’s Tentative List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) approved the inclusion of the Bishop’s Basilica and the Roman mosaic heritage of Philippopolis on Bulgaria’s Tentative List of significant cultural and natural sites. The announcement was made in a letter from the World Heritage Centre to Bulgarian culture minister Boil Banov. The Basilica application complies with UNESCO’s operational guidelines and impressed the World Heritage Centre staff with its thoroughness.

Vratsa Software Community Named Worthiest Bulgarians Vratsa Software Community Named Worthiest Bulgarians Vratsa Software Community Named Worthiest Bulgarians

The team of the ABF-supported Vratsa Software Community were ranked among Bulgaria’s worthiest citizens in 2018 by the readers of 24 Hours, one of the country’s main daily newspapers. Emiliyan Kadiyski, Tonko Vlahov, and Tihomir Krastev received the grand prize, a gold-rhyton replica, for their efforts to provide free, high-quality IT education to people in Vratsa and the region.

Sofia Gallery to Show Work by Renowned Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Sofia Gallery to Show Work by Renowned Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Sofia Gallery to Show Work by Renowned Photographer Mary Ellen Mark

From Indian circuses and child runaways to Sarah Jessica Parker and Johnny Depp – Mary Ellen Mark trained her camera on the rich and famous just as often as she did on society’s pariahs.

Bulgarian Donors in History: The Benefactress from Kazanlak Bulgarian Donors in History: The Benefactress from Kazanlak Bulgarian Donors in History: The Benefactress from Kazanlak

Prominent Bulgarians’ philanthropic activities have been crucial in the building of modern Bulgaria. One such Bulgarian is Bonka Staynova from Kazanlak. She transformed her hometown by supporting initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of local children and their mothers.

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