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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2005, 03:43:15 AM »
The 168 Hours weekly has reported today that rime Minister Simeon Saxcoburggotski has asked President Georgi Purvanov to agree to the restitution of Krichim Palace. The reason the President is against that the Palace and its environs (ca. 20 hectares) is in the middle of a government estate that is ten times as large.

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2005, 12:58:50 PM »
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The 168 Hours weekly has reported today that rime Minister Simeon Saxcoburggotski has asked President Georgi Purvanov to agree to the restitution of Krichim Palace. The reason the President is against that the Palace and its environs (ca. 20 hectares) is in the middle of a government estate that is ten times as large.



Hey dvoretzky

What else does the article in the 168 Hours newspaper says?
Does it says that President Parvanov will do what Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg-Gotha asks him to do, or will he keep the Palace as a Government building ?

Thanks

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2005, 01:40:49 PM »
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Hey gleb,

Tsarina Ioanna is buried in Assisi, Italy. Do you have a picture of her grave. I was looking all over the place to find one but I could not. If you have a picture or if you can take one please share it with us.

I also read that the road that goes from the forest to Assisi will be called Tsarina Ioanna. Do you know if that did the change and now call it that way ?


I do not have pics of her tomb, I know it is in a chapel of the Friars's cimitery. If I'll find it...

I have an old pic of Euxinograd, if you're interested, tell me

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2005, 08:34:42 AM »
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Yes, that must be Giovanna's grave.
Strange she did not want to be buried at the Rila Monastery, isn't it?


I read an interview with Simeon II and he said that she wanted to be buried next to her husband Boris III. However, since the body is not in the grave she chose to be buried in Assisi. Boris and Ioanna got married in this same cathedral. Also when she was little she was really sick and she is thankful to St Friars's for her getting better. That's is even why she chose to get married there. It was not just a coincident.

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2005, 09:14:21 AM »
It is interesting to hear that Simeon pays no taxes on all of this "restituted" property.
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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2005, 09:15:45 AM »
The 168 Hours's headline is Purvanov Won't Return Tsar's Property. The sub reads Claims for the Krichim Residence Could Get the Two Institutions into a Fight.
I guess the National Bodyguard Service (NBS) is under dual command and that's why Simeon needs Purvanov's consent for the restuitution of the estate which is managed by the NBS. The scandal was leaked by the Socialist MP Georgi Bozhinov. He says Simeon has no rights over the 200 hectares of forests he is trying to get "back". The Plovdiv Governor, Mr. Gyoka Hadjipetrov, ought to issue the restitution document but he is running for Parliament on the ticket of the Simeon the Second National Movement.

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2005, 10:23:00 PM »
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Hi Popov2000,

Are you bulgarian? As I am italian I would love to see a pic of the palace whrere Tsaritsa Ivanka spent so much time!

Thanks in advance!


The Bulgarian Royal Family had a lot of land in Rila mountain before Tsar Boris III married Tsarina Ioanna in 1930. However after the married the new consort of the Bulgarian monarch both private property in Samocov that belonged to her and only her, not to the entire Royal Family. Samocov is the town next to Tsarska Bistritsa Palace. The land that Ioanna bought was inside the town. When the communist came they too both the land of the Royal family and Ioanna’s own properties. Houses were build on the land that Ioanna had and these houses were given to the poor by the communists. It is impossible for Simeon II to take this land now because regular people had been living there since 1946. It would be immoral for him to kick them out, and I do not think he wants this particular properties anyway.  

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2005, 04:27:22 AM »
Hristo Smirnensky (a leading Bulgarian poet of the 1920s) wrote several features about Samokov, a place he had often visited. From his writings I came to the conclusion that Tsarska Bistrica was built on municipal land, without consulting the local council.

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2005, 11:43:16 AM »
dvoretzky
could you post some pics of the major Bulgarian Royal Palaces on this thread?

you can use this site:
http://www.imageshack.us/
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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2005, 01:09:59 PM »
What is the layout of the Royal palace in Sofia.  I know it is currently the National Art Gallery and National Ethnological Museum.  I would love to know layover of the rooms.


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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2005, 12:04:03 PM »
I remember that when Peter Stoyanov was President of Bulgaria he made a comment in which he suggested that the Presidency was moved to the Former Royal Palace. Mr. Stoyanov said that the building was better suited for the use of a head of state. However, nothing happened and the Presidency is still in the same building.  

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« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2005, 05:18:37 PM »
This is fabulous.  I really appreciate the effort.


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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2005, 04:11:43 PM »
I would love to see a pic of the Rila Mountain Lodges in Bulgaria.  They are Sara-Ghyol, Sitniakovo, Ovnarsko.

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2005, 11:31:04 PM »
I would love that too. I try to find pics of them but it was impossible. If there is someone here who has them please post the pics so everyone can see,

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2005, 09:49:55 AM »
Do you mean the Rila monastery?