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Language Profile - Bulgarian

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Search Engine Colossus - Bulgaria Links to primary Bulgarian language search engines and gateways.

REESWeb - Search Bulgaria Do a "search keyword" for "Bulgaria" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS. 

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Bulgaria Resources from regional studies experts at the Library of Congress.

Yahoo -- Regional, Countries Links - Bulgaria Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. 

Bulgaria Online Comprehensive collection of National Statistics and other publications covering the main fields of economic activity, with links to travel, the arts, education, news, etc..

Open Directory Project - Bulgaria The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. 

Bulgarian Development Gateway "The Bulgaria Development Gateway (BgDG) is a civil society led initiative aimed at facilitating the country's transition into an information, or knowledge-based society by consolidating the national dialogue on ICT for development and promoting a common vision among the relevant stakeholders in government, business, civil society, academic and research communities, and international donor organizations."

Google.com Search - Preset for Bulgarian The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Bulgarian language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Bulgarian fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Language Materials

Bulgarian Writing System Basic introduction to Bulgarian alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language related websites.

BBC Languages across Europe - Bulgarian Description of language with list of basic phrases with audio.

Bulgarian Language and Alphabet Includes lessons on Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Alphabet and Orthography, Simple Bulgarian Phrases

Bulgarian Conjugator From Logos, complete conjugation patterns for 45 common Bulgarian verbs.

Bulgarian Language Resources From Sprachprofi. Provides links to free online language material as well as to commercial sites.

Languages on the Web - Bulgarian Large collection of links to language and language related sites.

Google.com Search - Preset for Bulgarian The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Bulgarian language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Bulgarian fonts. 

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Bulgarian Although offerings for Bulgarian are scant, this site is always being updated with latest resources, so stay tuned.

English-Bulgarian-English Dictionary From SA Dictionary. Use the above dictionary online, or download SA Dictionary 2002 Professional to your desktop.

Online Media and News

OnlineNewspapers.com - Bulgaria About 15 online newspapers in Bulgarian and English, including Dnevnik, Monitor, Pari (financial and business daily), Segabo, Sofia Echo (in English).

BBC Bulgarian.com BBC news broadcasts in Bulgarian.

Bulgarian News Scan From Balkan Info, links to Bulgarian news reports currently available on WWW.

Bulgaria Online Includes link to Kultura, a national weekly newspaper on Arts and Culture in Bulgarian and English versions with excellent essays.

Yahoo! News - Bulgaria Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

History and Culture

Bulgaria's History A good introduction to Bulgarian history and culture. Includes concise overview of history with additional links to rulers, ethnography, folklore, and cuisine.

Salvation of Bulgarian Jews During World War II A collection of materials: "One of the greatests events in Bulgarian history in relation to universal virtues happened first in the IXth century when the disciples of St. St. Cyril and Methodius spread the old Bulgarian language and culture throughout Eastern Europe, including Russian and Rumanian lands. The second happened recently when the Bulgarian people saved their Jews."

Government and Politics

Who is Who in Bulgarian Politics Available in Bulgarian and English versions. Who is Who in Bulgarian Politics is a data base with close to 800 biographical sketches of acting Bulgarian politicians. The directory was set up in 1995 and updated in 2002 according to the changes occurred after the last parliamentary and presidential elections. All occurring changes are immediately reflected.

Governments on the WWW - Bulgaria Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Bulgaria Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

Foreign and International Law - Bulgaria From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

Country Studies

Bulgaria - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

BBC News Country Profiles - Bulgaria Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Bulgaria Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Bulgaria Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group

The World Trade Organization "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business." Includes detailed information on Members and Observers - Bulgaria

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Bulgaria "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Bulgaria About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Bulgaria The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Bulgaria Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Bulgaria Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. 

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - SFOR Bulgaria The NATO homepage is an excellent resource for information on member and affiliate nations and their policies and activities in the world at large..

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Bulgaria The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Sunny Beach - The Bulgarian Coast Forget Florida and California! This Spring vacation just about everyone's heading for the Bulgarian beaches of the Black Sea! Sun, fun, and drinks and food while you're nude! But only on the beaches!

Yahoo Travel Guide - Bulgaria Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

Professional Organizations and Library Consortia

Bulgarian Studies Association (BSA) Statement of Purpose: "The Bulgarian Studies Association is a non-profit scholarly organization which promotes the study of and exchange of knowledge about all aspects of Bulgaria and Bulgarians: language, literature, culture, history, politics, economics and international relations."

Foundation for Cultural Studies - Madara Bulgaria Foundation MADARA BULGARIA is an independent, non-profit organization of academics, educators and students, for promotion of the culture of tolerance, peace and international communication.

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) From About: "The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, scholarly society which is the leading private organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe." 

Canadian Association of Slavists ~ Canadian Slavonic Papers "The Canadian Association of Slavists is an organization of teachers and scholars in the field of Slavic and related studies in Canada for the purpose of improving and advancing such studies."

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies BASEES, according to its constitution, exists to "advance education for the public benefit in the United Kingdom in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe".

Slavic and East European Folklore Association "SEEFA is a non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European folklore. It seeks to promote instruction, to organize panels at national and international conferences, to encourage the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and to foster exchanges, summer programs, and research in Slavic and East European Folklore and related fields such as anthropology, ethnic studies, history, literature, and musicology."

Association for Women in Slavic Studies "The Association of Women in Slavic Studies is a networking resource for people concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the profession. It also attempts to cover research and teaching in women's studies and questions of gender and family life in Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union."

Collaborative Collection Management Project for Russian and East European Studies "We offer: — For researchers in Russian and East European Studies, the only nationwide database on relevant library collections and journal holdings in the UK."

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Universities and Centers of Study

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Homepage of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Bulgarian and English versions.

Bulgarian Colleges and Universities Large list of links to major institutions of higher learning.

EuroEducation.net - Bulgaria Description of Bulgarian education system, K-12 and universities.