On 24 November 2016, the Bulgarian parliament passed a new law that bans the public display of communist symbols. This ruling builds upon existing laws relating to the ‘Criminal Nature of the Communist Regime,’ and follows similar developments in countries such as Poland and Ukraine, where processes of de-communisation are already in effect.
However, the new Bulgarian law raises questions regarding the ongoing safety of Bulgaria’s communist-era memorial sites.
It seems that not even Buzludzha has escaped the global gaming phenomenon that is Pokémon Go...
The Buzludzha Monument made its debut on the silver screen this year, with an appearance in the latest Jason Statham action movie, Mechanic: Resurrection.
Have you ever wished you could go back in time, to see Buzludzha in its glory days? Well, now you can... sort of.
On 19th September, an exhibition at Sofia's National Palace of Culture (NDK) presented the idea of a restored Buzludzha Monument to the nation's capital.
An open-air exhibition in Kazanluk has treated the public to a celebration of the Buzludzha Monument – as captured by photographers from around the world.
On 30th July 2016, the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) once again held their annual gathering on Buzludzha Peak.
Once again, Buzludzha has made it onto the front cover of a major international book release...
The Buzludzha Project has already earned itself a lot of publicity in Bulgaria. Now, the news of a potential renovation is being picked up by international press.
Over the past year, Buzludzha has been gaining an increasing amount of publicity in the national press – some of it focussed purely on the monument itself, but a lot of these articles discussing the potential future of the Buzludzha Project.
Here you'll find an overview of some of the various stories published by Bulgarian media in the last 12 months.