Actor with Bulgarian roots, Yuri Stoyanov commented on the scandal around the recent visit of Patriarch Kirill to the country, to celebrate the 140 th anniversary of the liberation from the Ottoman yoke. Officially, the events were held in a positive manner, though rather boring, so publicity in the media is not received. But there was one unpleasant moment: expressing gratitude, the Bulgarian President noted the courage of the peoples, then part of the Russian army, not the Russian people as a whole. This provoked the remark from the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, who advised a policy of to pick up a foreign language is consonant with the opinion of the people. And then it began.
photo: Gennady Avramenko
“Cyril is not a messenger of the Lord, he is known as a cigarette, the Metropolitan of Russia”, – said including Simeonov.
Stoyanov, whose ancestors from Bulgaria saved Russian sailors, the radio station “Moscow speaking” stated displeasure with the diminution of Russia’s role in the liberation of their historic homeland. He noted that in the mid-nineteenth century Russian sailors evacuated on the ships of the Bulgarian families to safe areas on the black sea coast.
“It’s a shame that does not recognize the role of Russia. And how many people were killed during the liberation of Bulgaria?” – said Stoyanov.
He noted that like any other small nation, Bulgarians sensitive to any of the statements of the representatives of the big neighbor. However, the actor is convinced that ordinary people in this country are well disposed towards Russia.
“People who come in Bulgaria and you know about the real relationship at the household level, the Bulgarians to the Russians,” said the actor.
“If everything depended on men, then all would be well, – said Stoyanov. But, unfortunately, politics interferes with and sometimes big politics”.
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