Bulgaria (i/bʌlˈɡɛəriə/, /bʊlˈ-/; Bulgarian:България, tr. Bǎlgarija, IPA:[bɐɫˈɡarijɐ]), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian:Република България, tr. Republika Bǎlgarija), is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855sqmi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.
The sinking of Bulgaria is the largest Russian ship disaster since 1986 when the SSAdmiral Nakhimov crashed into a cargo ship and 423 people died.
Bulgaria was built at Slovak shipyard in Komárno, Czechoslovakia, in 1955 as Ukraina, and was renamed in February 2010 to Bulgaria after the Volga Bulgaria. Her length was 80.2 metres (263ft), her beam was 12.5 metres (41ft), her draft was 1.9 metres (6.2ft), and her power output was 273 kilowatts (366hp). She had two engines and two decks. Her cruising speed was 20.5 kilometres per hour (12.7mph; 11.1kn), and her original passenger capacity was 233 (then reduced after overhaul).
Separately, Greek police said on Friday that 11 people had been arrested for allegedly organising the transport of migrants who crossed into Greece illegally over its land border with Turkey using pick-up trucks and luxury cars to avoid detection.
Yet sailing east of Budapest, as the river makes its way through Serbia and forms the border between Bulgaria and Romania, takes you farther and farther off the beaten tourist track. Caroline Hendrie sailed along the Danube, snaking through Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. She travelled on Uniworld's luxurious SS Beatrice, pictured.
“There’s a luxurious sound to her playing, a beautiful energy to it that also energizes us as we support her.”. A native of Bulgaria, Hristova now resides in Philadelphia with her husband, the American classical composer David Serkin Ludwig, who was commissioned ...
While they're now use to the laps of luxury, Julia and Katya’s lifestyles couldn’t be further from the childhood they both experienced in the Soviet Union, Julia in Bulgaria, Katya in Russia - however their current income puts them in the top ten per cent of earners and they’ve holidayed all over the world.
... staycation centres on a whistle-stop tour of the world's first luxury train ... The steam-powered enterprise - which left Paris on its maiden journey on June 5, 1883, for Varna, Bulgaria - was the world's first luxury train, dubbed "the train of kings and the king of trains".
The steam-powered enterprise - which left Paris on its maiden journey on June 5, 1883, for Varna, Bulgaria - was the world's first luxury train, dubbed "the train of kings and the king of trains" ...The Orient Express�was the world's first luxury train, and dubbed "the train of kings and the king of trains".
They were in Bulgaria on Thursday night as they beat Lokomotiv Plovdiv and are back in action at 12pm on Sunday with a trip to Southampton before embarking on two consecutive weeks of Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday games ...Tottenham celebrate the winner in Bulgaria.
They were in Bulgaria on Thursday night as they beat Lokomotiv Plovdiv and are back in action at 12pm on Sunday with a trip to Southampton before embarking on two consecutive weeks of Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday games ...Mourinho does not have the luxury of being able to play a weakened side so will manage his players the best way he can.
SOFIA (Reuters) - The head of Bulgaria's anti-corruption commission has resigned following a scandal over purchases of luxury properties at favourable prices that has already forced some senior ruling party's politicians to quit ... The deputy leader of Bulgaria’s ruling GERB party, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, quit parliament in March after similar allegations.
SOFIA -- Bulgaria's Anti-Corruption Commission says it has found no conflict of interest in a property scandal that led four senior government officials to resign after they were found to have bought luxury apartments at discount prices ... a 34-story luxury apartment tower in Sofia.
Seven Sri Lankans who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group blew themselves up at three churches and three luxury hotels on April 21 ...Police in Bulgaria's second-biggest city, Plovdiv, conducted a search after the high school student's relatives reported finding handmade bomb components, said deputy prosecutor-general Ivan Geshev.
SOFIA, March 27 (Reuters) - The deputy leader of Bulgaria's ruling GERB party quit parliament on Wednesday in a scandal over purchases of luxury apartments at favourable prices which has already led to the resignations of three other senior politicians ... Bulgaria's justice minister ...