Bulgaria (i/bʌlˈɡɛəriə/, /bʊlˈ-/; Bulgarian:България, tr. Bǎlgarija, IPA:[bɐɫˈɡarijɐ]), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian:Република България, tr. Republika Bǎlgarija), is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855sqmi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.
The sinking of Bulgaria is the largest Russian ship disaster since 1986 when the SSAdmiral Nakhimov crashed into a cargo ship and 423 people died.
Bulgaria was built at Slovak shipyard in Komárno, Czechoslovakia, in 1955 as Ukraina, and was renamed in February 2010 to Bulgaria after the Volga Bulgaria. Her length was 80.2 metres (263ft), her beam was 12.5 metres (41ft), her draft was 1.9 metres (6.2ft), and her power output was 273 kilowatts (366hp). She had two engines and two decks. Her cruising speed was 20.5 kilometres per hour (12.7mph; 11.1kn), and her original passenger capacity was 233 (then reduced after overhaul).
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Novák said that the meeting with Radev covered issues ranging from the question of indigenous minorities in Ukraine, to Bulgaria’s accession to the Schengen area, illegal migration, energy issues and the demographic crisis ... #Bulgaria’s #Schengen accession was a disgrace.
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Also Wednesday, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's government continued its crackdown on alleged corruption ... 24 ... • The presidents of Bulgaria and Serbia launched construction of the Bulgarian part of a gas link designed to diversify the energy supplies of a region that until recently was almost fully dependent on natural gas deliveries from Russia ... Gov ... .