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			          PART 1
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CHAPTER  0:  INTRODUCTION


  0-1 About this FAQ
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 17-Jul-2000

  0-2 FAQ availability
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 17-Jul-2000

  0-3 Partial list of contributors
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 17-Jul-2000


CHAPTER  1:  THE SOC.CULTURE.BULGARIA NEWSGROUP


  1-1 How was soc.culture.bulgaria created
  (by Ivan Petrov), last updated: 31-Dec-1991

  1-2 Some statistics on the newsgroup
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 14-Apr-1997


CHAPTER  2:  GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT BULGARIA


  2-1 Bulgaria - Ancient and Young
  (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991

  2-2 Bulgaria - consular information sheet (09/1999)
  (by US Department of State), last updated: 17-Jul-2000

  2-3 CIA World Factbook on Bulgaria 
  (by CIA World Factbook, 1996), last updated: 19-Aug-1997

  2-4 Demographic, Social And Economic Features Of Bulgaria
  (by National Statistics Institute), last updated: 12-Nov-1995

  2-5 State System 
  (by Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission)

  2-6 Human Rights Practices in Bulgaria
  (by U.S. Department of State), last updated: 07-Mar-1996

  2-7 Temperatures 
  (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 06-Apr-1994

  2-8 Bulgarian Clothing
  (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991

  2-9 Bulgarian Architecture
  (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991

  2-10 Who are the Slavs 
  (by Harry Tsamaidis), last updated: 02-Jul-1996

  2-11 Who are the Pomaks 
  (by Roumi Radenska), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  2-12 Where to buy Bulgarian Flags
  (by The Flag Guys), last updated: 17-Sep-1995

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			          PART 2
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CHAPTER  3:  VISITING BULGARIA


  3-1 Travel agencies dealing with Bulgaria
  (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  3-2 Telephones of Balkan Airlines 
  (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  3-3 Visa info for foreigners 
  (by Plamen Bliznakov)

  3-4 Tourist Information
  (by Dragomir R. Radev)

  3-5 Useful Contacts in Bulgaria 
  (by Department of Commerce of the USA, Eastern Europe Business Bulletin)

  3-6 Visit to Bulgaria 
  (by Jan Terziyski)

  3-7 Hotels in Bulgaria
  (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 06-Apr-1994

  3-8 Where to sleep in Bulgaria
  (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  3-9 The Sheraton Hotel in Sofia
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 07-Jun-1995

  3-10 Renting Cars
  (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 06-Sep-1995

  3-11 Eating in Bulgaria
  (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  3-12 Bringing electrical devices to Bulgaria 
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 02-Jul-1996

  3-13 Information for drivers 
  (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 06-Apr-1994

  3-14 Time, office hours (by Plamen Bliznakov)
  (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 06-Apr-1994

  3-15 Local Calls
  (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 03-Jan-1997

  3-16 Sending Mail Home
  (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  3-17 Police Assistance
  (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  3-18 Medical care for foreigners
  (by Plamen Bliznakov), last updated: 06-Apr-1994

  3-19 Contraceptives and Safe Sex
  (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  3-20 Taxi
  (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  3-21 How to use credit cards in Bulgaria 
  (by Plamen Bliznakov)

  3-22 Can Bulgarians exchange leva for hard currency
  (by Vassil Peychev), last updated: 01-Jan-1994

  3-23 Exchange Rate for the Bulgarian Lev (1995-1997)
  (by Andrey Savov), last updated: 29-May-1997

  3-24 Bulgarian Addresses
  (by Vladimir Alexiev), last updated: 15-Jan-1997

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			          PART 3
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CHAPTER  4:  TRAVELOGUES


  4-1 Visit to Varna 
  (by Austin Kelly)

  4-2 A Journey Through Romania and Bulgaria 
  (by Melissa Harris)

  4-3 Visit to Bulgaria by Balkan airlines - 1
  (by ron@doc.cc.utexas.edu), last updated: 30-Oct-1995

  4-4 Visit to Bulgaria by Balkan airlines - 2
  (by Ernie Scatton), last updated: 30-Oct-1995

  4-5 Food in Bulgaria
  (by Rolf Henze), last updated: 01-Jan-1995

  4-6 Travel to Burgas - travelogue
  (by Vesselin Velikov), last updated: 23-Jul-1995


CHAPTER  5:  EDUCATION


  5-1 The Bulgarian Educational System 
  (by Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission)

  5-2 Major cities and universities in Bulgaria 
  (by Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  5-3 Bulgarian University Degree Equivalency
  (by  gopher://rodent.cis.umn.edu:11131/00/Country_Sheets/Bulgaria)

  5-4 Educational Opportunities in Bulgaria 
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  5-5 Schools in Bulgaria offering admission for foreigners
  (by WorldWide Classroom), last updated: 10-Jun-1995

  5-6 Transferring degrees
  (by John Bell), last updated: 12-Aug-1994


CHAPTER  6:  INFORMATION FOR BULGARIANS ABROAD


  6-1 Bulgarian Embassy in DC
  (by Civic Education Project), last updated: 25-Jan-1995

  6-2 Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Toronto
  (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 23-Jun-1995

  6-3 Bulgarian Embassy in Sweden
  (by Daniel Belovarsky), last updated: 07-Aug-1995

  6-4 Archive for Bulgarians living abroad 
  (by the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, DC), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  6-5 Consular Office of the Embassy of the US in Bulgaria
  (by Valentin Petrov), last updated: 20-Oct-1996

  6-6 Sending Money to Bulgaria
  (by Ned Nikolov), last updated: 30-Jan-1997 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  6-7 Bulgarian Cafe in San Francisco 
  (by Dimitqr Bojanchev)

  6-8 What are some travel agencies that are related to Bulgaria
  (by George Demirev and Bojidar Filipovich), last updated: 22-Jan-1997

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CHAPTER  7:  NEWS SOURCES


  7-1 On-line newspapers and magazines
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 19-Aug-1997

  7-2 How to receive Bulgarian news by e-mail.
  (by Jivko Kolchev), last updated: 05-Apr-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  7-3 Magazine for Bulgarians abroad
  (by Otvoreno Obshtestvo - Sofia), last updated: 01-Jan-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  7-4 How to read Bulgarian newspapers in NYC 
  (by Dragomir R. Radev)

  7-5 Bulgarian Language Radiostation in New York City 
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  7-6 Bulgarskata Radio Progama ALEKO
  (by Silvana Dimitrov), last updated: 20-Mar-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  7-7 Bulgarian Radiostations 
  (by Alexander Kostadinov), last updated: 02-Apr-1996

  7-8 BBC schedule in Bulgarian (April 1996- September 1996)
  (by Rosa Hays), last updated: 06-Apr-1996


CHAPTER  8:  BULGARIAN INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS


  8-1 How to reach the Americal University in Bulgaria. 
  (by Karen Colburn and Gregory Gouzev), last updated: 01-Jan-1995

  8-2 Bulgarian Banks
  (by U.S. Department of Commerce), last updated: 01-Aug-1995

  8-3 Info on the Bulgarian Medical Association, USA
  (by Simeon Boyadjiev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  8-4 Bulgarian Studies Association 
  (by John Bell), last updated: 21-Nov-1995

  8-5 AAPBC (American Association for the Promotion of Bulgarian Culture)
  (by Mincho Tsankov)

  8-6 Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce
  (by Vasko Delev), last updated: 30-Oct-1995

  8-7 Bulgarian Foundations
  (by Yulian Donchev), last updated: 09-Oct-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  8-8 What is the address of the Fulbright Commission in Sofia
  (by Dragomir R. Radev)

  8-9 Mensa in Bulgaria
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 23-Aug-1995

  8-10 Vestnik Pari na WWW
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 03-Jan-1997


CHAPTER  9:  BUSINESS CONTACTS AND FUNDING SOURCES


  9-1 BULGARIA: U.S. and Country Contacts
  (by U.S. Department of Commerce), last updated: 01-Aug-1995

  9-2 U.S. Information Sources On Bulgaria 
  (by US Department of Commerce, Eastern Europe Business Bulletin, and Dennis McConnell)

  9-3 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
  (by Holger Zscheyge), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  9-4 Finding Sources 
  (by Jim Cashel), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

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CHAPTER  10:  ELECTRONIC CONNECTIVITY


  10-1 Major World-Wide Web Sites about Bulgaria
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 30-Oct-1995

  10-2 Bulgarian Chat Servers
  (by Jivko Kolchev), last updated: 03-Jan-1997 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  10-3 How to join the #bulgaria channel on IRC
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 30-Oct-1995

  10-4 Internet providers in Bulgaria
  (by mitko@cit.bg), last updated: 09-Aug-1995

  10-5 How to play 'tabla' (backgammon) against human players on the Internet
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 30-Oct-1995


CHAPTER  11:  BULGARIAN LANGUAGE


  11-1 How to pronounce Bulgarian
  (by Dragomir R. Radev)

  11-2 How to count in Bulgarian 
  (by Dragomir R. Radev)

  11-3 Modern Bulgarian Language courses 
  (by Kitty Kagay, Ken Grau, Prashant Dave, and Dragomir R. Radev)

  11-4 More Bulgarian Textbooks
  (by Kjetil Ra Hauge), last updated: 26-Jan-1995

  11-5 More Bulgarian Textbooks
  (by Kjetil Ra Hauge), last updated: 02-96-1938

  11-6 Teach Yourself Bulgarian (Tape)
  (by Graham Crowder)

  11-7 Bulgarian and English dictionaries
  (by Kamen Penev), last updated: 21-Nov-1994

  11-8 Kakvo e "Dvoyno E"?
  (by Iliya Talev), last updated: 27-Jul-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  11-9 Words in English that originate from Bulgarian
  (by Julian Dontchev), last updated: 26-Mar-1996

  11-10 How to translate "million", and "billion" in Bulgarian?
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 17-Mar-1997 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  11-11 Chess terms in Bulgarian 
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 09-Jan-1997

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CHAPTER  12:  ART AND CULTURE


  12-1 Bulgarian Cinema 
  (by Val Todorov)

  12-2 Bulgarian films celebrated at the Cannes Festival
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 03-Jul-1996 (This entry is in French)

  12-3 Bulgarian sayings
  (by Plamen Stefanov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994


CHAPTER  13:  MUSIC AND DANCE


  13-1 Bulgarian music on CD's 
  (by anonymous)

  13-2 Bulgarian musical instruments 
  (by anonymous)

  13-3 Bulgarian folk dance
  (by Jim Garrett)

  13-4 Bulgarian Folk Dance Club in Buffalo, NY, USA 
  (by Barbara Dintcheff) (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  13-5 Bulgarian records
  (by Paul Amblard)

  13-6 Bulgarian music : 20th Century
  (by Luben Boyanov)

  13-7 Addresses of Bulgarian musical companies
  (by Luben Boyanov)

  13-8 Bulgarian Rock'n'Roll 
  (by Peter Yovchev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  13-9 Bulgarian Music 
  (by Zdravena Maldjieva)


CHAPTER  14:  LITERATURE


  14-1 Bulgarian Literary Archive 
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 03-Jan-1997

  14-2 Address of Hemus Publishing Co. 
  (by Teodora Davidova), last updated: 01-Jan-1994

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			          PART 7
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CHAPTER  15:  POLITICS


  15-1 Parliamentary election results, 1994
  (by Bulgarian Embassy in the USA), last updated: 23-Dec-1994

  15-2 Bulgarian Cabinet
  (by CIA World Factbook, 1995), last updated: 30-Oct-1995

  15-3 Brzezinski on Bulgaria
  (by John Bell), last updated: 17-Mar-1997

  15-4 What are the results of the 1997 parliamentary elections
  (by koutlev@ix.netcom.com), last updated: 23-Apr-1997

  15-5 What are the results of the 1997 parliamentary elections (votes cast in the USA)
  (by Bulgarian Embassy, Washington DC), last updated: 20-Apr-1997

  15-6 Who are the Bulgarian PMs and Presidents since 1989
  (by Ivan Marinov, Tatiana Christy), last updated: 01-Jan-1994

  15-7 What is King Simeon's e-mail address?
  (by Stoyan Kenderov), last updated: 01-Apr-1997


CHAPTER  16:  HISTORY


  16-1 Short History of Bulgaria
  (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991

  16-2 Bulgarian History
  (by John Bell)

  16-3 Bulgarian Czars
  (by Konstantin Zahariev), last updated: 13-Feb-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  16-4 Evropa i Balkanite do  Krimskata voina (1853-56 g.)
  (by Plamen Stanoev) (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  16-5 When was Bulgaria declared independent 
  (by Luben Boyanov)

  16-6 What did Leland Buxton write about Bulgarians
  (by Luben Boyanov)

  16-7 Who was Ferdinand I Coburg-Gotha?
  (by Luben Boyanov), last updated: 18-Jun-1995

  16-8 Medals given during the 3rd Bulgarian kingdom
  (by Martin Mintchev)

  16-9 The Carnegie Report 
  (by Luben Boyanov)

  16-10 The Economy of Bulgaria (1878-1939), summary
  (by Ivaylo Izvorski), last updated: 19-Mar-1996

  16-11 Bulgaria and World War II 
  (by Luben Boyanov)

  16-12 The Macedonian Question
  (by John Bell)


CHAPTER  17:  FAMOUS BULGARIANS


  17-1 Who is John Atanasoff 
  (by Luben Boyanov)

  17-2 Who is John Atanasoff 
  (by John Bell), last updated: 19-Jun-1995

  17-3 Elias Kaneti
  (by Konstantin G. Zahariev)

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			          PART 8
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CHAPTER  18:  TRADITIONS


  18-1 What are Bulgaria's national holidays 
  (by Dragomir R. Radev)

  18-2 Bulgarian Folk Festivals and Customs
  (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991

  18-3 Trifon Zarezan (Wine-grower's Day)
  (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991

  18-4 What do Bulgarian celebrate on March 1 
  (by by Luben Boyanov)

  18-5 How is the date of the Orthodox Easter calculated
  (by Konstantin Zahariev), last updated: 06-Apr-1996

  18-6 Orthodox Easter Dates for 1997-2099
  (by Konstantin Zahariev), last updated: 20-Mar-1997

  18-7 What is Gergyovden (St. George's Day)
  (by by Luben Boyanov)

  18-8 What is the origin of Petkovden (by Peter Yovchev)
  (by Peter Yovchev) (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  18-9 Lazarouvane
  (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991

  18-10 Bqlgarski obichai po kolednite praznici
  (by Vladimir Marangozov), last updated: 30-Dec-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  18-11 Koleduvane (Christmas Carol Singing)
  (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991

  18-12 The Festival of Roses
  (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991

  18-13 New Year's traditions (in Bulgarian)
  (by Iliya Talev), last updated: 27-Dec-1995


CHAPTER  19:  RELIGION


  19-1 What are the roots of Bulgarian Orthodoxy
  (by by Luben Boyanov)

  19-2 What are the features of Orthodox religion 
  (by Jan Terziyski)

  19-3 Orthodox Christianity in Bulgaria
  (by Plamen Sivov)

  19-4 Orthodox Calendar 
  (by Plamen Sivov) (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  19-5 What is Theophany (Bogoyavlenie/Yordanov Den)
  (by Plamen Sivov) (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  19-6 Annunciation
  (by Plamen Sivov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  19-7 Holy Thursday and Holy Friday 
  (by Plamen Sivov), last updated: 31-Jul-1994


CHAPTER  20:  SPORTS


  20-1 How did Bulgaria perform at the World Football (Soccer) Cups 
  (by Karel Stokkermans)

  20-2 How did the Bulgarian soccer team perform in the qualifications for WC 94
  (by Dragomir R. Radev)

  20-3 Bulgaria in WC94 
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  20-4 Bulgaria in the European Championships (1960)
  (by Yulian Donchev)

  20-5 Schedule of our group for soccer World Cup 1998
  (by Konstantin Kostov, Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 03-Jan-1997

  20-6 Hristo Stoichkov 
  (by Iskander Ayari), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  20-7 Bulgarian teams in the UEFA cups.
  (by Plamen Petkov), last updated: 01-Aug-1995

  20-8 How did Bulgarian teams perform in the 1993-94 UEFA cups
  (by Dragomir R. Radev)

  20-9 How did Bulgaria perform at the 1992 Olympic Games
  (by Dragomir R. Radev)

  20-10 Who are the most famous Bulgarian athletes of all times 
  (by Dragomir R. Radev)

  20-11 Who is Magdalena Maleeva?
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1995

  20-12 Top Chess Players from Bulgaria
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 09-Jan-1997

  20-13 Futbolisti na godinata, 1995
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 18-Jan-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  20-14 Futbolisti na godinata - 1961-1995
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 18-Jan-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  20-15 The Soccer Champions of Bulgaria
  (by Yulian Dontchev), last updated: 03-Jan-1997

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			          PART 9
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CHAPTER  21:  CUISINE


  21-1 Bulgarian Cuisine
  (by Rossen Zlatev), last updated: 31-Dec-1991

  21-2 Bulgarian cuisine 
  (by Rumi Radenska)

  21-3 How to make baklava 
  (by Chris Kantarjiev)

  21-4 How to make Bulgarian yogurt in the U.S. 
  (by Nikolay Mehandjiev, Rumi Radenska, and others), last updated: 01-Jan-1994

  21-5 Yoghourt
  (by Veselin Miladinov), last updated: 18-Jul-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  21-6 Marinovani gqbi
  (by Iliya Talev), last updated: 28-Jan-1996 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  21-7 Turshiya
  (by Veselin Miladinov), last updated: 18-Jul-1995 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  21-8 Other Bulgarian Recipes 
  (by Jan Terziyski)

  21-9 How to make banica 
  (by Maria Popova), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  21-10 Kozunak sqs stafidi
  (by Vladimir Aleksiev), last updated: 09-Apr-1996

  21-11 Cocktails 
  (by Peter Yovchev, Dimitqr Nikolov, Lyubomir Aleksandrov, Peter Mitev, Penyo Penev)

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CHAPTER  22:  MISCELLANEOUS


  22-1 Macedonians in Bulgaria 
  (by Plamen Stanoev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994 (This entry is in Bulgarian)

  22-2 ASCII Map of Bulgaria
  (by Dragomir R. Radev), last updated: 31-Jul-1994


CHAPTER  23:  BIBLIOGRAPHY


  23-1 Grolier's Bibliography on Bulgaria
  (by Grolier), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  23-2 Book about Bulgarian history
  (by Luben Boyanov)

  23-3 Books about Bulgaria, part II
  (by John Bell), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  23-4 Books about Bulgaria
  (by CharlesPower)

  23-5 Books on Bulgaria
  (by Roumi Radenska), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  23-6 Summer In The Balkans: Laughter And Tears After Communism by Randall Baker
  (by Henry Berry), last updated: 01-Dec-1994

  23-7 Books on the Bogomils
  (by Roumi Radenska), last updated: 31-Jul-1994

  23-8 Books by Julia Kristeva and Tzvetan Todorov
  (by Luben Boyanov), last updated: 09-May-1996

  23-9 Bibliography about the Turnovo Constitution
  (by Veselin Velikov), last updated: 17-Mar-1997
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