51 Years On



It's 51 years since the violent crackdown on a remarkable protest in two remote Muslim villages of Communist Bulgaria. In the winter of 1973 their entire populations rebelled against the state and spent months camped out in the main square. Uniquely for Communist Eastern Europe, their villages became a no-go area for the authorities. We talked to those who remember and who experienced it first hand.



Friday, 29 March 2013 07:22
Brilliant, Velislav & Janet. Your virtual museum of 20th Century Bulgaria is expanding every time I come to visit it. And this film is a key piece in that broader story.

Mustafa Byalk

Thursday, 28 March 2013 06:30
Thank you Velislav! I'm glad you have not forgotten about us! Regards from Kornitsa!


Thursday, 28 March 2013 04:47
naistina tavo koeto e stanalo na plostda e edna golama tragediya--hora, raneni ,osakateni ,iseleni i ubiti zaroveni naykade neznaino. i do den dneshen nikoi nisto ne kazva za jertvite.