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Drums beat seven times - Facts - 29 January 2016

Drums beat seven times - Facts

Each army has its rituals. In our country during the solemn salutes the drums beat seven time, but few of us know why we do this. What e symbolism in these strikes? Seven strokes of the drum are the seven great victories of Bulgarian arms over the centuries. The first Bulgarian victory Onglos victory in 680, when Khan Asparuh defeated the army of Emperor Constantine IV, came to evict Bulgarians to expel the barbarians of the Byzantine Empire. This campaign ended in failure and causes in 681, of the church council, to be recognized Slavo-Bulgarian state. It came into existence as a result of just this great Bulgarian victory. Second Bulgarian victory The second major Bulgarian victory that is celebrated with kick drum is Battle of Pliska in 811 carried by the troops of Khan...

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Patriarch Euthymius – Personality - 20 January 2016

Patriarch Euthymius – Personality

Today, January 20, we celebrate the Day of Patriarch Euthymius, one of the greatest personalities in Bulgarian history The information we have today Patriarch Evtimii are based primarily on the Lives written by his students. Spread them he was born around 1327 in Turnovo and some comes from the noble family Tsamblak. He received his education in the monasteries about Tarnovo (today. Veliko Tarnovo) and a monk. Around 1350 joined the Kilifarevo Monastery, attracted by the fame of Theodosius. Eminent cleric proclaims him as his first assistant and butler of the monastery, and he himself being alone in the woods, reveling in silence (hesychia). Evtimii the task every night to go to him and to report on what is happening in the monastery. To announce his approach, he has to beat the bell. Legend...

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General Joseph Vladimirovich Gurko - Personaliry - 16 January 2016

General Joseph Vladimirovich Gurko - Personaliry

Gurko Joseph Vladimirovich - General - Field Marshal. Born in 1828 in with. Sakharov, Tverskaya oblast. He brought in Pazheskiya housing. Served in Leyb -gvardiyata in Hussar Regiment of His Majesty that personal security of the monarch. There he showed as an outstanding cavalry officer. Before the outbreak of war in 1877 he was commander of the Second Guards Cavalry Division. When Russian troops crossed the Danube at Svishtov, the great prince, who was the commander, decided to send up a special squad to quickly capture some passages in the mountain. The task was assigned to Gurko, who on June 24 took under his command the main squad vanguard, consisting of four cavalry regiments Infantry Brigade and the newly formed Bulgarian volunteers. Gurko completed his task quickly and easily, and won...

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Prince Alexander of Battenberg - Facts - 14 January 2016

Prince Alexander of Battenberg - Facts

Briefly Alexander Joseph von Batenberg/1857-1898 / a Prince of Bulgaria on 17 April 1879 to 26 August 1886. Born in Verona, he was the second son of Alexander von Hessen-Darmstadt, the German prince, from his marriage to Countess Julia von Hauke, who was maid of honor. Their descendants bear family "von Battenberg" in the name of one of the estates in Hesse. Family life was in "severe" according to the Russian Tsar Alexander II, who is the sister wife of Prince Alexander von Hessen-Darmstadt, and against his marriage with a Polish woman. After 20 years he decided to allow the young prince Alexander joining the Russian army. So Al crossed the Danube on a pontoon with 13 Infantry Battalion, then Stara Planina famous 9th Cavalry Regiment of General Joseph Gurko. Alexander...

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Mikhail Dmitrievich Skobelev - Personality - 09 January 2016

Mikhail Dmitrievich Skobelev - Personality

On 9 January 1878 the Russian army led by generals Fyodor Radetzky, Nicholas Svjatopolk-Mirski and Mikhail Skobelev defeated the Ottoman army at Shipka Pass near Sheinovo. Mikhail Dmitrievich Skobelev (by Russian Mikhail Dmitrievich Skobelev) was a Russian officer, infantry general. Known for its participation in the conquest of Central Asia and the Russian-Turkish War (1877-1878). Extremely popular among the soldiers and called the White General, as always wears a white uniform and riding a white horse. Mikhail Skobelev was born on September 29, 1843 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The family is hereditary nobleman. He graduated pension in Paris (France). He studied at St. Petersburg University, but was expelled because of participation in student unrest (1861). Orientation to the military...

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