Mountain Republic


Kornitsa, 28 March 1973

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.


Maya James

Thursday, 18 April 2013 16:48
Hi. Excellent video, many thanks for making and sharing. Blagodarya!