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Military Parade in Sofia, dedicated to the Day of Bravery and the 140 anniversary of the creation of the Bulgarian National Army

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In the Orthodox calendar 6 May is the day of memory of St.. George the Victorious. In Bulgaria, this day is an official holiday. May 6 in the country is also celebrated the day of the bravery of the Bulgarian army. According to the tradition, in the morning a ritual of solemn blessing of battle flags is performed, and a military parade is held in Sofia.


Solemn events began with the laying of flowers at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and with the consecration of the battle flags of the Bulgarian National Army. The ceremony was attended by President Rumen Radev.

The event began at 10 hours local time with a march of soldiers from 10 units representing all kinds of armed forces and military universities in Bulgaria. 1600 Bulgarian soldiers, 52 tracked and wheeled combat vehicles, rocket troops, as well as 14 helicopters and airplanes took part in the parade on Prince Alexander I Square. First time in stories present-day Bulgaria in the parade was attended by military units of the armed forces of neighboring Macedonia.

Samples of almost all types of vehicles in service with the Bulgarian army passed through the square in the capital: Tanks T-72, 122-mm self-propelled guns 2S1 Gvozdika (produced in Bulgaria), BMP-1 and BMP-23 (Bulgarian development based on Gvozdiki), 120-mm self-propelled mortar B1-11 "Sani" (made in Bulgaria ), Osa-AK air defense missile systems, 152 mm howitzer D-20, MLRS BM-21 Grad, Broadcasting Company Tochka, AMP Mercedez G 270, BM Humvee, BBKM Commando selest and Guardian ”, PU SAM S-300, S-125 and S-200. Aviation It was presented with the MiG-29, Su-25, C-27J Spartan, L-39ZA, Pilatus PC9M, Mi-17, Mi-24, AS-532 AL Cougar helicopters.

"Today, the Bulgarian army is regaining the role of a guarantor of security and prosperity, and Bulgaria is becoming the stronghold of peace in this region of Europe", - President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev declared in his welcoming address. He specifically thanked the Macedonian soldiers who took part in the parade, calling them brothers. Bulgaria’s Minister of Defense, Deputy Prime Minister Krasimir Karakachanov, also thanked the Bulgarian soldiers standing guard over the independence and territorial integrity of the state.

Military Parade in Sofia, dedicated to the Day of Bravery and the 140 anniversary of the creation of the Bulgarian National Army





















































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  1. Basil50
    Basil50 7 May 2018 06: 13
    0
    Somehow I do not really believe in the army of Bulgaria. Well, yes there are weapons and people in uniform. But something is not believed. Do not forget the past and in the past, the Bulgarians fought somehow * not very *. It is unlikely that something has changed.
    1. pytar
      7 May 2018 10: 39
      +4
      There is one such fact that denies your claims ... From 1885 to 1945, the Bulgarian army participates in 5 Wars. Bulgarian museums hold more 70 captured by the Bulgarians in battle banners of foreign army. There are all sorts - Greek, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish, German, French, British and Russian. And in no other museum, no Bulgarian military banner captured in battle! In the Bulgarian army it was thought that the banner of the unit should be kept at every price! Among the standard-bearers, the losses were on average 10 times greater than among the rank and file. Despite this, there have always been long queues wishing to become standard-bearers! As the Bulgarian soldiers said, each of them may die in battle, but the deceased standard-bearer becomes a hero!
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        1. pytar
          9 May 2018 09: 18
          +4
          Brothers "!? Che in NATO, then?

          Listen up! Can't you conscience torture in such a Great Den? Or do you not have it? To remind you and people alike how your Gorbi betrayed us all, and the drunk Yeltsin went to repent to the US Congress at the end of the 90? We 15 years after the collapse of the ATS did not belong to NATO! And you fraternized with them and hugged lovingly! You read the wrong history books! And your memory is short! The traitors who ruined our union do not have the right to complain about others! People like you, no brothers and little brothers!
      2. Ronino
        Ronino 4 June 2018 21: 14
        -1
        The main thing is to go to the winner side in time!
        Then the banner will not fall to the enemy!
    2. Basil50
      Basil50 7 May 2018 11: 29
      +2
      Fully how the Bulgarians were fighting was * demonstrated * both in the WWI and during WWII, when TOGETHER with the Austrians and Germans * pacified * the Balkans. This is when, on suspicion, some were hanged, others were flogged and, of course, violence against women and children. Ruthlessness in executions and robberies. So do not talk about the valor of the Bulgarian army. Serbs still remember this * valor *.
      1. pytar
        7 May 2018 11: 44
        +3
        Like a dispute absolutely senseless! All who fought can blame their enemies for the same thing. Everyone has something to remember. Therefore, it is better to live in peace and good neighborliness with neighbors than to fight. Moreover, here we are talking about the related Slavic peoples that are close in mentality, culture, faith and language. Today, relations between Bulgaria and Serbia are the best in history.
    3. Mac Simka
      Mac Simka 7 May 2018 13: 34
      +4
      Yah? They say that both CFs have fought against you for a bunch of years.
  2. Monarchist
    Monarchist 7 May 2018 06: 59
    +1
    Quote: Vasily50
    Somehow I do not really believe in the army of Bulgaria. Well, yes there are weapons and people in uniform. But something is not believed. Do not forget the past and in the past, the Bulgarians fought somehow * not very *. It is unlikely that something has changed.

    In fact, in 1877, the Bulgarian squads showed themselves well
    1. Serge Gorely
      Serge Gorely 7 May 2018 07: 03
      +2
      Quote: Monarchist
      Quote: Vasily50
      Somehow I do not really believe in the army of Bulgaria. Well, yes there are weapons and people in uniform. But something is not believed. Do not forget the past and in the past, the Bulgarians fought somehow * not very *. It is unlikely that something has changed.

      In fact, in 1877, the Bulgarian squads showed themselves well

      Yes! And in World War I and World War II even better - they fought gloriously for the German brothers!
    2. Yulai Khalilov_2
      Yulai Khalilov_2 7 May 2018 08: 22
      +3
      That squad, such as the militia, not the troops. And so, the Turks they are the Turks, only Orthodox. According to the haplogroup of DNA, they have nothing to do with the Slavs.
      1. Mac Simka
        Mac Simka 7 May 2018 13: 38
        +2
        When there is nothing to say it is better to be silent. And then blurt out such nonsense and you have to explain on the fingers what, where and when. When you freeze such stupidity, you must either carry out evidence or explain in more detail which of Jupiter you whispered to you through a direct channel.
  3. Monarchist
    Monarchist 7 May 2018 07: 12
    +3
    Thanks for the photos, I liked it: the first is a pretty girl in circles and the fifth, you must agree that their National Guard looks funny in their embroidered uniforms and modern assault rifles. When you look at such a uniform, some hussars with sabers are immediately remembered
    1. pytar
      7 May 2018 10: 22
      +3
      Bulgarian guardsmen have 2 type of standard uniforms - red and white. Armament on the shield - automatic rifle SKS "Simonov". With AK-74 armed pickets wearing banners and other ceremonial attributes that require the freedom of movement of the hands.







      Women also serve in their ranks.


      School students also love, to be painted in the uniforms of the guards!
  4. svp67
    svp67 7 May 2018 08: 31
    +1
    Something I missed, and when did the S-300 appear in Bulgaria? And so I understood the Bulgarian paratroopers are not in the NATO trend, the blue beret defended itself ... Well done. Happy Brothers
    1. pytar
      7 May 2018 11: 01
      +5
      Something I missed it, but when did C-300 appear in Bulgaria?

      In Bulgaria, the X-NUMX installations of the C-10 – 300 division X of the 2 complex are in service. They are the most serous argument in the Bulgarian air defense.
      And so I understood that the Bulgarian paratroopers were not in the NATO trend, the blue one took it up ...

      The 68 brigade of the Special Forces is the heiress in the Bulgarian Parachute Vigilante created in 1943 and who took part in the war against Nazi Germany from 1944 to 45. It was an elite unit, trained in the techniques of conducting combat operations in the rear of the enemy.
      Photo soldiers 68-brigade "Special Forces":

      Photos of their ancestors - the soldiers of the "Parachute Brigade" on the combat position during the battles with the Wehrmacht in 45. Soldiers were armed with Soviet, German and Czechoslovak weapons.



      Thanks Sergey! Happy birthday brother! good
    2. pytar
      7 May 2018 19: 06
      +3
      Video about 68-team of "Special Forces". In Bulgarian, but I think it will be understandable Russian.
      1. Polkanov
        Polkanov 3 June 2018 13: 34
        -1
        ... and it's all?
  5. Victorio
    Victorio 7 May 2018 09: 51
    -1
    the first Bulgarian kingdom was the peak of passionarity of the people, and then it was still a diverse tribe. after the drop down, in general.
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  7. but still
    but still 7 May 2018 11: 43
    +3
    Uhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!
  8. Black joe
    Black joe 7 May 2018 14: 25
    +2
    What an interesting dress uniform
  9. NF68
    NF68 7 May 2018 14: 53
    0
    At the parades, the Bulgarian army does not look bad. But whether this army will look the same during the war remains a very big question.
    1. pytar
      7 May 2018 18: 49
      +2
      Video on the equipment participating in the parade on the approach to the square "Alexander I".
  10. shark
    shark 7 May 2018 15: 01
    +7
    About Bulgaria and bros in general, personal thoughts. Noble people do not expect gratitude. They draw conclusions. I offer the same to all of us. Draw conclusions, remember and wish everyone happiness. I hope this will be enough so that neither the War of Independence, nor Shipka, nor other amenities on Russian blood, are repeated. And if you think about it - constantly being with someone who is stronger, very pragmatic. Only the previous two times left sideways. The third time it may not carry ...
    1. Mac Simka
      Mac Simka 7 May 2018 16: 52
      +3
      If there were always those who were stronger, neither Germany nor the USSR would have contacted. And with RI - and even more so.
      1. Siberian 1975
        Siberian 1975 7 May 2018 17: 12
        -1
        RI gave you freedom ............. not grateful. We went to the slaves of the Turks !!!!
        1. Mac Simka
          Mac Simka 7 May 2018 18: 29
          +3
          And then Alexander III organized a coup and "Maidan" in Bulgaria. .......... grateful (s). So go to the Mongol Tatars, my dear. They talk about slaves to you.
          1. Siberian 1975
            Siberian 1975 7 May 2018 18: 38
            +2
            You know, but I sympathize with you. You have such a fate, to be under someone. And no matter under whom. You will NEVER be an independent state with an independent foreign policy. The South Stream issue has shown this. The poor state refused free money and jobs for the sake of the owners from Brussels))))) True, then there was a rotten attempt to fix something, but the train left)))) And I'm not sorry for you. And the saddest thing is that I wouldn’t take you ex-brothers, if anything), like the Poles. The Germans, the British, the French, everything is clear, eternal enemies. But you would not have been taken prisoner and that’s it)
            1. pytar
              7 May 2018 22: 04
              +3
              You know, I sympathize with you.

              You are Dmitry, so sympathetic! Left and right hand out your sympathies! fellow In another here koment Macedonians sympathize! recourse
              And I can only sympathize with the Macedonians

              In essence with you, something is wrong ... what
              And I do not feel sorry for you.

              Sympathizing ... without pity, but sad !!! crying You are Dmitry:
              And the saddest thing is that I would not take you into ex-brothers, if that) ... But you wouldn't be taken prisoner, and that's that)

              Listen! In such a contradictory psychological state, they are unlikely to be allowed to run back and forth with Kalash in their hands! No.
            2. Mac Simka
              Mac Simka 8 May 2018 00: 28
              +3
              Well, yes, we really need to be sorry. We are lonely, beggars, used to all. I am very blahadarny for your sympathy. You can transfer your salary to a bank account that I will throw off to you on the PM.
          2. Sergey Medvedev
            Sergey Medvedev 8 May 2018 16: 55
            0
            Quote: Mac Simka
            So go to the Mongol Tatars, my dear. They talk about slaves to you.

            We were freed from the Mongol-Tatars ourselves, and 400 years earlier than you. And without us you would still go under the Turks.
            1. pytar
              8 May 2018 18: 29
              +2
              In Russia, especially recently, they often write and prove that the Mongol-Tatar yoke was not in Russia! So the last - was it or wasn’t? bully
              1. Sergey Medvedev
                Sergey Medvedev 8 May 2018 21: 06
                -1
                Quote: pytar
                In Russia, especially recently, they often write and prove that the Mongol-Tatar yoke was not in Russia! So the last - was it or wasn’t?

                Nothing to answer? Why are you jumping? I’m not evading questions like you.
                The term "yoke" (slavery) is not exactly true. Russian princes continued to rule their lands, had their own armies, and concluded international treaties. There were no foreign governors in Russia, there were no military garrisons. At first they sent tax collectors ("Basurman and Yidovins" according to the annals), so they killed them all, and the princes themselves collected taxes. Yes, they paid taxes to a higher tsar, but against their will, but this is called "vassality" and not "slavery". So in vain you put funny emoticons with your question. Here Bulgaria was in slavery from Turkey. No sign of sovereignty. Spain was enslaved by the Arabs, as well as Sicily. France was heavily dependent on England. And here you are hoping to inject the Russians. Not funny.
                1. pytar
                  8 May 2018 23: 06
                  +3
                  Okay. I didn’t want to be so direct, but I have to! I am deeply grateful to Russia and the Russian People, Emperor Alexander II (we call him Tsar the Liberator)! But my respect and reverence does not apply to various dubious individuals who write all kinds of nonsense in Russian-speaking forums. Moreover, I have a certain rejection of politics, by some political figures of the Republic of Ingushetia, the USSR and the Russian Federation. I think so with many Bulgarians. It became clearer?
              2. Nagaibak
                Nagaibak 18 May 2018 17: 18
                -1
                pytar "So the last - was it or wasn’t?"
                And this is for everybody.))) But somehow we all ourselves, ourselves ....))))
            2. Mac Simka
              Mac Simka 8 May 2018 21: 05
              +2
              Themselves freed - I do not argue. After the Ulus Jochi began to fall apart from the inside. And before that, your priests prayed for the Mongol khans. History does not know the subjunctive mood. Nobody knows how the history of Bulgaria developed if it was not liberated by RI. But we remember this and thankful to those soldiers who sacrificed themselves for our freedom. But people like you have nothing to respect, because you build from yourself what cultural people do not think about, and it is forbidden to write on the forum.
              1. Sergey Medvedev
                Sergey Medvedev 8 May 2018 21: 16
                -1
                Quote: Mac Simka
                But people like you have nothing to respect, because you build from yourself what cultural people do not think about, and it is forbidden to write on the forum.

                Yes Yes. That is, to insult the Russians is culturally and respected. You have in Europe.
                Quote: Mac Simka
                to the Mongol Tatars, dear. They talk about slaves to you.

                Go to the Turks, they will tell you about slaves.
                1. Mac Simka
                  Mac Simka 8 May 2018 22: 29
                  +2
                  You started to lift your nose, I just answered. How it comes around, and responds, don’t know, right? We have a lot of things in Europe, you are definitely not here and it pleases you.
                  And as for the Turks - I communicate with them every day. Not a word about slaves. And they say in Tatarstan Tatar has become mandatory. Hint no?
                  1. Sergey Medvedev
                    Sergey Medvedev 8 May 2018 23: 43
                    -1
                    Quote: Mac Simka
                    You started to lift your nose, I just answered.

                    You are just lying. My first post was an answer to your "lackeys." I responded to you. I’m not going to talk to liars.
                  2. Nagaibak
                    Nagaibak 18 May 2018 17: 22
                    -1
                    Mak-Simka "We have a lot of things in Europe, you are definitely not here and this makes us happy."
                    Are you Europe?)))) C'mon)))) Eastern Europeans are so funny.)))) And all that are Poles with Czechs, that Romanians with Albanians.))) Europeans damn ...))))))) ))))
                2. pytar
                  8 May 2018 23: 09
                  +2
                  That is, to insult the Russians is culturally and respected.

                  In a particular case, you offend! At the same time, you are declaring your son-relatives, who are more cultured and respectful than you yourself!
                  1. Sergey Medvedev
                    Sergey Medvedev 8 May 2018 23: 44
                    -1
                    Quote: pytar
                    In a particular case, you offend! At the same time, you are declaring your son-relatives, who are more cultured and respectful than you yourself!

                    I answered with the same coin. What is hello, so is the answer. Go learn to communicate decently.
                    1. Mac Simka
                      Mac Simka 9 May 2018 08: 07
                      +1
                      The kindergarten was lit up, and right now you are cheating - “I answered ...” (c). We went in, spoiled, and then you are offended. You should not even send you - what you missed the first seven years is no longer to catch up.
                      Give an example where I started a quarrel or disrespectfully FIRST about Russians. If you can not understand who you are and where you need it.
                      1. Sergey Medvedev
                        Sergey Medvedev 9 May 2018 08: 20
                        -1
                        Quote: Mac Simka
                        Give an example where I started a quarrel or disrespectfully FIRST about Russians. If you can not understand who you are and where you need it.

                        Here's an example.
                        Quote: Mac Simka
                        So go to the Mongol Tatars, my dear. They talk about slaves to you.

                        If you yourself do not understand, then I will tell you that this is an insult.
                        Quote: Mac Simka
                        The kindergarten was lit up, and right now you are cheating - “I answered ...” (c). We went in, spoiled, and then you are offended. You should not even send you - what you missed the first seven years is no longer to catch up.

                        This is just about you. Everything was turned upside down. Verbiage surpasses. I'm just wondering what nonsense and arrogance you will answer.
                    2. pytar
                      9 May 2018 09: 23
                      +2
                      Go to the Turks, they will tell you about slaves.

                      Go learn to communicate decently.

                      Sergey Medvedev - you’re always someone else, sending it somewhere! And pretend to decency! By the way, are you going to the Turks in fact! You have forgotten who they are! Resorts, dough is more important!
                      1. Sergey Medvedev
                        Sergey Medvedev 9 May 2018 10: 36
                        -1
                        Quote: pytar
                        Sergey Medvedev - you are always someone else, you send it somewhere! And pretend to decency! By the way, you go to the Turks in fact! You have forgotten who they are! Resorts, dough is more important!

                        About the Turks, I wrote not to you, but to Maksim, in response to his Mongols. If you get into a conversation, at least get acquainted with the whole conversation. And by the way, it’s you and the Turks in the same NATO, not us. And this is your short memory about the Turkish yoke. And the Turks and I had 13 wars, of which 12 victories. We can allow ourselves to be calmer than you.
                    3. pytar
                      9 May 2018 12: 16
                      +1
                      About the Turks, I wrote not to you, but to Maksim, in response to his Mongols. If you get into a conversation, at least get acquainted with the whole conversation. And by the way, it’s you and the Turks in the same NATO, not us. And this is your short memory about the Turkish yoke. And the Turks and I had 13 wars, of which 12 victories. We can allow ourselves to be calmer than you.

                      All comments, read. And I wonder how terrible ignorance you have! We joined NATO for 15 years after you started fraternizing with them and building "Europe from the English Channel to Kamchatka!" But you do not remember your sins! You had many wars with the Turks, but we have an 530 monument / a world record by the way / honor of your heroes and generals! And you don’t have them! Bolsheviks destroyed these monuments, and we preserve and honor them! You are now fraternizing with the Turks, because loot is more important than honor and memory!
                      You find fault with everyone, you are all to blame, all enemies and traitors, you are so pretty alone! You do not take into account the weight, scale, influence of Russia and those whom you blame! Often change cause with consequence! This is your "wind blows because the trees are swinging!"
                      Such inadequate behavior also causes suspicion among the people most favored by you! Look for solutions to problems at home, and not at others then! Believe me, it will be more correct!
                      1. Sergey Medvedev
                        Sergey Medvedev 9 May 2018 14: 46
                        0
                        Quote: pytar
                        You are now fraternizing with the Turks, because loot is more important than honor and memory!

                        With Turks, business, not fraternization. But you and the Turks have both business and military alliance. That is Brotherhood in arms. I never fraternized with NATO, but Hunchback should be judged. Pity Yeltsin did not have time to judge. Now they are not there, Russia is in contra with NATO and the whole West. And Bulgaria also enrolled in countries hostile to Russia. This is your government imposing sanctions on our country. And not vice versa, but for some reason Russia is to blame for you. There is a lot of nonsense and absurdity in your words. Just to freeze. And do not hide behind the monuments, justifying the hostile actions of the rulers of Bulgaria of different times. The Bulgarian people do not want enmity with Russia and protect monuments, and rulers always choose the camp of the enemies of Russia, periodically shooting themselves in the foot, as with the South Stream. And you personally represent exactly the enemies of Russia, and not the guardians of the monuments.
    2. pytar
      7 May 2018 17: 53
      +2
      Noble people do not expect gratitude

      Strange then, why the forums are shouting "ungrateful Bulgarians, Bulgarians traitors" and other nonsense ?! It can be seen that this is not about noble people or, most likely, about characters like “I am a Crimean, the daughter of an officer”.
      We made conclusions, remembered and wished everyone happiness.

      To draw the right conclusions, it is necessary to rest on the right facts. Here are some facts from the facts. And for the wishes of happiness, thank you! And I wish you happiness and good luck!
      And if you think about it - to constantly be with someone who is stronger, very pragmatic

      As I ponder, it is all the states in the world including the Russian Federation have always been guided by pragmatic interests. Fine.
  11. Siberian 1975
    Siberian 1975 7 May 2018 16: 57
    0
    I would have tensed in the place of the Macedonians after the Bulgarian president called them brothers. We have experienced the brotherly feelings of the Bulgarians, and still are. Chur me such "little brothers."
    1. pytar
      7 May 2018 17: 57
      +3
      You are not in their place. laughing By the way, the Bulgarian representative part will also be on the parade in Skopje. soldier
      1. Siberian 1975
        Siberian 1975 7 May 2018 18: 07
        +1
        I am not in their place and believe me, I am glad about this. And I can only sympathize with the Macedonians.
        1. Mac Simka
          Mac Simka 7 May 2018 18: 30
          +3
          So sympathize and tears pour. We will send you a handkerchief so that we would not choke. And we will deal with the Macedonians themselves. Relatives all the same.
          1. pytar
            7 May 2018 18: 38
            +3
            Ivan Ivanich, I myself am a Macedonian. laughing We are not relatives, but the same people!
        2. pytar
          7 May 2018 18: 36
          +3
          I believe you! Fair! yes Because only enemies can "sympathize" when relations between these two states are getting better! The time will come, our enemies will mock even more! Wait for a novelty on this occasion ... laughing
  12. Mac Simka
    Mac Simka 7 May 2018 18: 32
    +3
    Quote: Siberian 1975
    I would have tensed in the place of the Macedonians after the Bulgarian president called them brothers. We have experienced the brotherly feelings of the Bulgarians, and still are. Chur me such "little brothers."


    What kind of "brother" are you? Brothers are adequate people for us. Are you wondering when you experienced our brotherly feelings? When we force-fed you with a skate, no?
    1. Siberian 1975
      Siberian 1975 7 May 2018 18: 46
      0
      I have not experienced, and those who fought in two world wars, probably could tell something interesting.
      1. Mac Simka
        Mac Simka 8 May 2018 00: 20
        +3
        Yes, they already said - read their memories. And then you rush to erase your messages.
  13. kunstkammer
    kunstkammer 7 May 2018 20: 19
    +5
    Whatever these “bryatushkas” are, they are now in NATO and therefore - ENEMIES. And the enemies will need to be destroyed. Anyway! And he does not hesitate - right or left glorious. There are Ukrainians, too, bryatushki, and now more vicious than Bandera’s p.a.s.k.u.d.
    1. Mac Simka
      Mac Simka 8 May 2018 00: 24
      +3
      I support. Destroy. But since “Caliber” and “Iskander” are not in fashion to scare, you can frighten with the latest achievements of “Murzilka” - “Dagger” or super-duper of the Kyrgyz Republic, which will destroy Bulgaria immediately after the moon’s flyby.
  14. VOENOBOZ
    VOENOBOZ 7 May 2018 21: 25
    0
    And why didn’t they switch to Western technology, even something offensively, with our bacon and us with our rubbish, is not an order.
  15. nnz226
    nnz226 7 May 2018 21: 28
    +1
    all the equipment, except for the Humvee, is Soviet-Russian ...
  16. magosvel
    magosvel 8 May 2018 01: 00
    0
    Happy holiday, guarantors of security in the Balkans!
    1. Mac Simka
      Mac Simka 8 May 2018 13: 33
      +2
      Thank you, unparalleled in the world!
  17. Catfish
    Catfish 8 May 2018 01: 48
    +4
    It's pretty funny to see our BTR-80 (?) And the American “Commando” in a single formation at the parade. It gives a little surrealism. Although in old photos I saw the T-34 in the same tank fleet with the T-IV, in the Syrian army, if I am not mistaken.
    Speaking of the Bulgarian army: Tsar Boris (if I remember exactly) warned Adolf Aloisevich that Bulgarian troops should by no means be put up against the Russians, in the best case, the Bulgarians simply will not fight, in the worst they will, but in the opposite direction. What ultimately happened.
    And the recollections of our generals read. The Bulgarian army met the Russian army in the parade with banners and an orchestra. The Bulgarian king knew his people well.
    Happy holidays to your friends! And with our common - Victory Day! hi
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 8 May 2018 08: 49
      +5
      Quote: Sea Cat
      It's pretty funny to see our BTR-80 (?) And the American “Commando” in a single formation at the parade. It gives a little surrealism. Although in old photos I saw the T-34 in the same tank fleet with the T-IV, in the Syrian army, if I am not mistaken.
      Speaking of the Bulgarian army: Tsar Boris (if I remember exactly) warned Adolf Aloisevich that Bulgarian troops should by no means be put up against the Russians, in the best case, the Bulgarians simply will not fight, in the worst they will, but in the opposite direction. What ultimately happened.
      And the recollections of our generals read. The Bulgarian army met the Russian army in the parade with banners and an orchestra. The Bulgarian king knew his people well.
      Happy holidays to your friends! And with our common - Victory Day! hi

      Congratulations on the occasion, noble Bulgarian people.
      As for the mistakes of its ruling elite during the WWII, the Bulgarian army paid off these debts with interest by their deeds and blood.

      Bulgarian troops took part in hostilities against Germany on the territory of Yugoslavia, Hungary and Austria, took part in the Belgrade operation, together with the NOAJ units liberated the city of Kumanovo [59]

      On September 28, 1944, the 2nd Bulgarian Army launched an offensive southwest of the town of Pirot, in the direction of Leskovac and Niš. On September 30, the Bulgarian units together with the NOAJ partisans occupied the settlement of Vlasotince (14 km south-east of the town of Leskovac) .On October 8-14, 1944, during an offensive operation in the area of ​​the town of Niš, units of the 2nd Bulgarian Army, Soviet and Yugoslav troops defeated the 7th SS Mountain Division "Prince Eugene" [59]. On October 15, 1944, the Bulgarian 4th Army launched an offensive in Macedonia, which defeated the 22nd Infantry Division of the Wehrmacht, on November 10, 1944 occupied the city of Veles, and then - the city of Skoplje [59]. October 22 - November 21, 1944 during the offensive operation, the 2nd Bulgarian Army and the 1st Bulgarian armored brigade with the assistance of the X brigade of NOAJ liberated the region of Kosovo Pole, the cities of Pristina, Kosovska Mitrovica and Vucitrn March 6 - As part of the troops of the 15rd Ukrainian Front, the 1945st Bulgarian Army took part in the battle at Lake Balaton. After repelling enemy attacks in the Velence-Balaton inter-lake area, the Bulgarian troops captured the cities of Drava Sabolch, Drava Polkonya and several other settlements. [3] On March 1, 59, Soviet, Bulgarian and Yugoslav troops launched an offensive in the Valpovo region, dropping German units to the southern bank of the river Drava [20]. April 1945, 59 - Bulgarian troops and units of the NOAJ liberated the town of Donji Mikholyats [15]
      As a result of the hostilities of the Bulgarian troops, the German troops lost 69 thousand soldiers killed and captured, 21 aircraft (20 aircraft were destroyed and one He-111 captured), 75 tanks, 937 guns and mortars, 4 thousand cars and vehicles [ 70] (3724 cars, as well as many other equipment: tractors, motorcycles, etc.), 71 steam locomotives and 5769 carriages [71], a significant amount of weapons, ammunition, equipment and military equipment.
      In the period from the beginning of September 1944 until the end of the war in battles against the German army and its allies, the losses of the Bulgarian army amounted to 31 soldiers [910]; 72 soldiers and officers of the Bulgarian army were awarded Soviet orders, 360 thousand servicemen were awarded the medal "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 120-1941" [1945]. Three times the Bulgarian People's Army was noted in the orders of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the USSR


      1. pytar
        8 May 2018 09: 51
        +3
        Respect to you, Aaron! hi С Happy holiday! good
        I want to remind about one little known fact from the time of WWII! Bulgaria not only refused to send the army on the Eastern Front, but also saved its Jews by refusing to give them to the Nazi death camps! Orthodox churches, prominent statesmen, the entire Bulgarian people, stood up in defense of their sonar children of Jewish origin and saved their lives! Not a single Bulgarian Jew was sent to Germany, even though the Germans put terrible pressure on Tsar Boris! This was a noble cause, and I probably need to write a comment on this issue! Unfortunately, it was not possible to save the Jews from the territories of Vardar and White Sea Macedonia, since they did not have Bulgarian citizenship and the intercession of the Bulgarians did not have any effect. As the Germans noticed "this innocent and naive / Bulgarian / people, completely lack understanding about the role of races and the need for its purification". We have always considered Bulgarian Jews as an inseparable part of our people, and in our country anti-Semitism does not exist in principle. Back in the first Bulgarian constitution adopted immediately after the Liberation written - Every slave who sets foot on the Bulgarian land becomes free!
      2. pytar
        8 May 2018 10: 50
        +4
        By the way from the data you listed it is clear that the ratio of the combat losses of the Wehrmacht and the BGA - 2,16х1 crawling the Bulgarian army! Of course, at the end of WWII, the Germans were already badly battered, but there are other reasons of a psychological nature! All the same, the Wehrmacht in 1944 was still strong and could concentrate enough military resources on the Balkans. Historically, it turned out that the Bulgarians had never before fought with the Germans. All those who "spared" to deal with the German army, had respect for her! The qualities of a German soldier were famous! It was the strongest opponent! Bulgarians have such respect, caution, fear of the Germans was not! We knew the Germans well, because during WWII the BGA was trained according to German regulations and was armed with German equipment. In its history, the Bulgarian army had major victories over all its opponents! The Germans, the Bulgarians, were psychologically perceived as a strong adversary, but by no means so invincible! The Bulgarians had no particular fear to the German enemy! The consciousness with which the Bulgarian soldiers went to the front was like this - we won many, we will win these too!
    2. pytar
      8 May 2018 10: 11
      +3
      It's pretty funny to see our BTR-80 (?)

      In the television commentary of the attendant parade, it was said that this is an BTR-60! Modernized by the Bulgarian side events. I do not know whether it is so or the commentator was wrong?
      Speaking of the Bulgarian army: Tsar Boris ... warned Adolf Aloizevich that the Bulgarian troops in no case can be put up against the Russians, at best the Bulgarians will not fight, at worst they will, but in the opposite direction. What ultimately happened.

      Bulgaria was the only country member of the Axis, which otzakazal to participate in the war against the USSR! For the entire period of the war, Bulgaria and the USSR maintained normal diplomatic relations! By the way, this was one of the conditions that Bulgaria placed before the Germans after signing the pact. Tsar Boris warned Hitler that if the Bulgarian troops were sent on the Eastern Front, they would immediately go under the brass music march on the Russian side! King Fight all the same bent, to spend at least a set of volunteers. Of the entire 6,5 million, 79 people appeared, mostly gypsies. When they understood what was going on and they went home.
      By the way, another little known fact! When the USSR was in an extremely difficult position at the end of 41 and the Wehrmacht stood in front of Moscow, Stalin looked at the option to make an armistice with the Germans like Brest in 1917. The Soviet representatives were looking for contact with the Germans through Bulgaria. I do not remember the name of the Soviet diplomat in Sofia, who, through Bulgarian mediation, had to figure out the situation from the opinion of the Germans on this question! Authorized Bulgarian diplomat said surprised Soviet representative - Why do you talk with the Germans? They can not win you! They will lose this war! Do not doubt! This is the very difficult period of WWII when very few people believed in the victory of the Soviet Union!
      And the recollections of our generals read. The Bulgarian army met the Russian army in the parade with banners and an orchestra. The Bulgarian king knew his people well.

      For formal reasons / to overtake the British / on the USSR 05.09.1944 declared war on Bulgaria. It was the most bloodless "war" in history. Nobody died, no fighting was fought. The Red Army passed through the whole of Bulgaria, like a parade. The Bulgarian meets Bulgarians with bread and salt.
      Happy holiday friends! Happy Victory Day!
  18. Askel
    Askel 8 May 2018 10: 51
    -1
    The fact that the day of courage in this country happens only once a year explains a lot ...))
    1. pytar
      8 May 2018 11: 40
      +2
      Bravery is manifested daily. Who extinguishes fires, who saves people in distress! Vesde where necessary, always when necessary, courage is present in this country! It is celebrated once a year, as it should be on Praznik!
    2. Mac Simka
      Mac Simka 8 May 2018 13: 36
      +2
      Yes, you do not have such a holiday at all. Complaining about the lack of courage, no?
    3. alatanas
      alatanas 8 May 2018 15: 55
      +2
      drinks Yes, it’s very strange - 5 years of war and only one Victory Day.
      It takes a whole month at least! negative
      1. Askel
        Askel 8 May 2018 18: 34
        0
        I’ll answer all three at once: it was sarcasm, moreover, friendly :))) drinks It so happened that I have many school friends in Bulgaria. Now it does not matter who chose which side 80 years ago and why. Soviet writers, whom I read as a child, paid much attention to the guerrilla war in Bulgaria. At the lessons of history, we were told about the "Declaration on the Workers' Party. One Fatal Stapka". So, we also know this page of your story. Now the main question is which side will you choose in the next few years. And this is a choice between apparent prosperity and courage. Moreover, this is completely your choice - it does not depend on us in any way)
        1. Leonov Oleg
          Leonov Oleg 8 May 2018 19: 32
          +3
          Good afternoon. On June 3, we invite everyone who is interested in the topic to the presentation of the joint Russian-Bulgarian album "140 years of the liberation of Bulgaria. Faces of war and memory." Red Square. Exhibition "Books of Russia".
        2. pytar
          8 May 2018 20: 41
          +2
          Now the main question is which side will you choose in the next few years. And this is a choice between apparent prosperity and courage. Moreover, this is completely your choice - it does not depend on us in any way)

          I believe that we will choose the side ... of our country - Bulgaria! This means - bravely and uncompromisingly protect her interests! Only then will we be prosperous! It is clear that in the geostrategic position in which Bulgaria is located it is very difficult and we will be disturbed by everyone who is not lazy! But this is the correct path itself!
          1. Mac Simka
            Mac Simka 8 May 2018 21: 08
            +2
            And there is nothing to add!
            1. Leonov Oleg
              Leonov Oleg 9 May 2018 10: 25
              +1
              Especially for local Bulgarian readers and their Macedonian relatives, if it is really them, and not the next "daughter of the officers." Watch today the Victory Parade in Moscow and the Immortal Regiment. All seen today is an eloquent answer to your rudeness, written earlier.
              1. pytar
                9 May 2018 10: 46
                +4
                Especially for Oleg Leonov and others like him, if it really is them, and not just the next “daughter of the officers”, which really abound on the forums! We will watch the parade with pleasure! To this we recall that the only foreign are the General who took part in the Victory Parade on Red Square in 1946 was the commander of the Bulgarian Army - General Vladimir Stoichev!

                The very fact that there are Bulgarians in VO and many other Russian-language sites who are interested in Russia and actively participate in discussions prove that there is a connection between Russians and Bulgarians that is not subject to either political conjuncture or propaganda aiming to sow hatred between our fraternal peoples!
                This is an answer to rudeness, which a certain category of forum users constantly show!
                1. alatanas
                  alatanas 9 May 2018 16: 50
                  +3
                  Let them read and who is the first Instance awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
                  https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BF%D0%B8%
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              2. Mac Simka
                Mac Simka 9 May 2018 13: 02
                +2
                Three times ha. They scared the hedgehog naked .... naked parade. Rudeness is not ours, it’s you and parade-scarers like you who are cluttering up the subject of the Festival of Courage and the Bulgarian Army.
  19. Mac Simka
    Mac Simka 9 May 2018 11: 16
    +2
    Sergei Medvedev,
    Quote: Sergey Medvedev
    Quote: Mac Simka
    Give an example where I started a quarrel or disrespectfully FIRST about Russians. If you can not understand who you are and where you need it.

    Here's an example.
    Quote: Mac Simka
    So go to the Mongol Tatars, my dear. They talk about slaves to you.

    If you yourself do not understand, then I will tell you that this is an insult.
    Quote: Mac Simka
    The kindergarten was lit up, and right now you are cheating - “I answered ...” (c). We went in, spoiled, and then you are offended. You should not even send you - what you missed the first seven years is no longer to catch up.

    This is just about you. Everything was turned upside down. Verbiage surpasses. I'm just wondering what nonsense and arrogance you will answer.

    Yes, you are lying elementarily, since the premise to the Mongols was in response to the post of Sibiryak. And then he answered your arrival. Do not lie, my dear, but the lack of education cannot be hidden behind a screen of good intentions.
    I am waiting for the next portion of lies to be served. I can even tell you, for example, about how Bulgaria fought against you in WWII. Come on, explain to us about our ingratitude ...
    1. Sergey Medvedev
      Sergey Medvedev 9 May 2018 14: 57
      -1
      Do not hide behind third parties. You asked for an example, I brought it to you. Where is the lie?
      As for WWII, the Bulgarian ships carried military cargo for Hitler. Specifically in the Crimea. This equipment killed our people. Yes, not the Bulgarians killed, but with Bulgarian help.
      1. pytar
        9 May 2018 16: 04
        +3
        As for WWII, the Bulgarian ships carried military cargo for Hitler. Specifically in the Crimea.

        Oooh ... you know such details! fellow But you don’t see that it’s a matter of several ships belonging to a private, commercial company registered in Bulgaria before the war with German capital, which were hired by Germany.
        1. Sergey Medvedev
          Sergey Medvedev 9 May 2018 20: 56
          -1
          Quote: pytar
          Oooh ... you know such details!

          Yes, of course, you hoped that no one knew. But I know. Rotten excuses will not work.
      2. Mac Simka
        Mac Simka 9 May 2018 16: 39
        +3
        Yes it doesn’t. Bulgaria transferred these ships to Germany and they were not considered Bulgarian. It is still the Romanian boats that were transferred to the Republic of Ingushetia in 1877 on the Danube to be considered part of the Romanian flotilla. And in the books they write that Russian boats drowned Turkish monitors. You are either pants or a dagger.

        Your example is so-so, even the facts are lame, and you don’t even want to raise a word about their interpretation. Go take a break from the heavy couch battle.
  20. urman
    urman 14 May 2018 12: 30
    0
    Why did you stick to the Bulgarians,
    as the hero of Bodrov said, YOU DO NOT BROTHER ME.
    And they all forgot, why throw the beads?
    And the guards' uniforms are original, pretty.
  21. xomaNN
    xomaNN 17 May 2018 20: 30
    0
    Especially good guardsmen in red mentics! For parades only request

    It is unlikely that they are counting on NATO stop
  22. Alex380
    Alex380 2 June 2018 18: 09
    -1
    After liberation from the Turks, they fought against the liberators in all wars. They boast of our captured banners, Judas, they are Judas!
  23. Polkanov
    Polkanov 3 June 2018 13: 36
    -1
    Quote: pytar
    Okay. I didn’t want to be so direct, but I have to! I am deeply grateful to Russia and the Russian People, Emperor Alexander II (we call him Tsar the Liberator)! But my respect and reverence does not apply to various dubious individuals who write all kinds of nonsense in Russian-speaking forums. Moreover, I have a certain rejection of politics, by some political figures of the Republic of Ingushetia, the USSR and the Russian Federation. I think so with many Bulgarians. It became clearer?

    ... Yes Yes. You are in NATO, bros. Your little bros eat up your sheep in the Rhodope Mountains. Something like this...