PCVrach wrote:Until recently we all had to suffer the visa/reporting constraints before Bulgaria joined the EU. I remember it well. So I sympathise.
For those wanting to bash the Russians, while it is true some of those with money got it from the backs of the normal Joe Public, you cannot tar them all with the same brush! Plenty of westerners with money got it the same way IMHO.
Russian and Bulgarian is not the same, shares some similarities just like Russian and Polish or other East European countries. So speaking Russian does not mean you will understand Bulgarian. If you are from the Ukraine it is easier, as Ukrainian and Bulgarian share more similarities.
To sum up I think the balance needs to be right, visa access needs to be simpler but still there, which is hopefully what they are proposing?
This is exactly what I love and hate about My Bulgaria. On what do you base that statement - are you a professor in Slavic languages? I can assure you that a Pole can speak Polish and a Russian answer in Russian and 99.9% they will understand each other the SAME as a Bulgarian can speak Bulgarian and a Russian answer in Russian and they will understand each other. That is HOW I am getting my house bulit and Russian is not my first language and probably why I will be living in the village Pentagon.