On the occasion of the initiative “25 Years Free Bulgaria”, organized by the Sofia Platform under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev, which had the aim to commemorate the 25th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we collected essays on that topic from Bulgarian and foreign participants throughout the events and activities of the initiative. The authors are historians, researchers, writers, public and intellectual figures. Download the initiative’s catalogue containing the full essay collection in addition to information about all activities related to the project.


LANGUAGE AND THE STATE

by Boyko Penchev


PRAISE OF INSECURITY

by Dimitar Botchev


AND THEY WILL ENTER A CHURCH TO MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS, SO THEY CAN REMAIN IN POWER…

by Evelina Kelbecheva


LIBERATION IS NOT A POLITICAL EVENT, BUT A STATE OF MIND 

by Evgenia Ivanova


THE CURTAIN IS LIFTED

by Evtim Kostadinov


1989 – THE OTHER DATES

by Georgi Gospodinov


HISTORY LESSON

by Georgi Gotchev


 WHAT DOES THE TRANSITION IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA MEAN?

by Jan Z. Kulenović


25 YEARS OF FREEDOM

by Jorge Fuentes Monzonís-Villalonga


25 THINGS WE LOST FOR 25 YEARS

by Julian Popov


COMMUNISM DEMOTES THE INDIVIDUAL

by Kalin Yanakiev


THE ROAD TO A BETTER FUTURE

by Nassya Kralevska-Owens


DO YOU LIKE THIS FREEDOM?

by Nikolay Nikolov


NATIONS LOST AND FOUND

by Nina Khrushcheva


DE-COMMUNALIZATION IN BULGARIA FAILED TO KEEP UP WITH THE CHANGING NATURE OF THE COMMUNIST ELITE

by Ognyan Minchev


GOING BACK AND FORWARD – 25 YEARS OF TRANSITION AND YET NO END OF HISTORY IN SIGHT

by Vedran Dzihic


MY 1989

by Vladimir Levchev


POWER PROBLEM

by Wojciech Przybylski


HAS THE ‘NON-HAPPENING TRANSITION’ HAPPENED?

by Yordan Sokolov