Ruxandra Lambru: I encourage those who have sincere interest towards Bulgaria to overcome their prejudices

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Ruxandra Lambru (photo: Ruxandra Lambru)

Ruxandra Lambru from the University of Bucharest is specialised in the Southern Slavic languages. She gave this interview, where she speaks about her experiences as a foreign lector in the universities in Bulgaria and about the academic and interpersonal relations between Romanians and Bulgarians  

Vladimir Mitev

Ruxandra Lambru is a university doctor in the department for Russian and Slavic philology, at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Bucharest. She was lector of Romanian languages at the University of Veliko Tarnovo between 2010 and 2017. She knows Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and Bulgarian languages. She is interested in linguistics, Slavo-Roman paleography, epigraphy, Southern Slavic languages. As a specialist in Slavic Cyrllic paleography she has collaborated in many of the projects of the Art Institute “George Oprescu” of the National Art University and of the Institute of History “Nicolae Iorga”. 

This interview was published on 17 July 2018 on the Bridge of Friendship blog in Romanian and Bulgarian.

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Mihai Bătrânu: I want to see Bulgaria one day from the Musala peak, at the height of 2925 metres

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Mihai Bătrânu before a billboard, which promotes a 2018 concert of  the rock groups from the 80s in Sofia (photo: Mihai Bătrânu)

The founder of the Romanian blog “Bulgarikon” speaks with the blog “The Bridge of Friendship” about his adventures with Bulgarian culture and language

Vladimir Mitev

Mihai Bătrânu is the founder of the blog ”Bulgarikon”, which is an effort to help his Romanian conationals to know Bulgaria. It also allows him to develop his curiosity with regard to the southern neighbour of Romania. Bătrânu has started his blog in 2013. His interest about Bulgaria is older. Like many other Romanians he watched the programmes of the Bulgarian National Television in  his childhood and learned different words and phrases in Bulgarian. After many years, while being in Bansko, he discovers that he understands a lot of Bulgarian words and decides to start to learn Bulgarian. The IT specialist travels often as a tourist – not only in Bulgaria, but also in the world. He enjoyes cooking and knowing different cultures through their food and language. He listens to rock music and learns to play the bass guitar. He is married and has one child. 

This interview was published originally on 27 May 2018 in Romanian and Bulgarian on the Bridge of Friendship blog. 

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Have the ayatollahs bought me, if I like Reza Mir-Karimi’s movies?

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The son from the movie ”The Castle of Dreams” looks at his father (photo: YouTube)

The division between the official creators and the dissidents, between supporters and opponents of the authorities in Iran marks everyone, who tries to get to know this country

Vladimir Mitev

The Iranian evening at the festival of Middle Eastern cinema „Menar” in Sofia presented Reza Mir-Karimi’s movie “The Castle of Dreams” before the Bulgarian public. And provoked a lot of thoughts in me – both as an Iranologist and as a man.

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M-au cumpărat ayatollahii dacă îmi plac filmele lui Reza Mirkarimi?

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Fiul din pelicula ”Castelul de Vis” se uită la tatăl său (foto: YouTube)

Clivajul între creatorii oficiali şi dizidenţi, între susţinătorii şi adversarii autorităţilor din Iran îl marchează pe fiecare om, care încearcă să cunoască această ţară

Vladimir Mitev

Seara iraniană la festivalul filmului din Orientul Mijlociu ”Menar” din Sofia a prezentat publicului bulgăresc pelicula ”Castelul de Vis” al lui Reza Mirkarimi. Şi a trezit multe întrebări în mintea mea – şi ca iranist, şi ca om.

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Аятоласите ли са ме купили, ако харесвам филмите на Реза Миркарими?

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Синът от филма „Приказен замък“ гледа към баща си (снимка: YouTube)

Разделението между официални творци и дисиденти, между привърженици и противници на властите в Иран бележи всеки, който се опитва да опознае тази страна

Владимир Митев

Иранската вечер на фестивала на близкоизточното кино „Менар“ в София срещна българската публика с филма „Приказен замък“ на Реза Миркарими. И разбуди много размисли у мен – и като иранист, и просто като човек.

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