This claim is made in "Residence in bulgaria" by Stanislas St.Clair and Charles Brophy (1869) and repeated in the reprinted version ("12 years of the eastern question in Bulgaria") in 1877:
"In 1827 more than 2000 old men, women, and children (Turks) were burned alive, in the village of Akdere alone by the Bulgarians, whilst a Russian corps d’armee looked on." http://www.promacedonia.org/en/sc/sc_25.html
Atrocities in the balkans are fairly regular occurences, commited by all ethnic groups, but I can't find any other reference to this event. Also the authors are clearly biased in favour of the Ottoman empire (Stanislas Sinclair had links to the people responsible for the Batak massacre of 1876). He also lived in Akdere, so he might have known local history, unreported elsewhere. The Russo Turkish war led to the West Black sea coast (including Akdere/Byala) being occupied by Russian troops in 1828. There were no Russian troops there in 1827 as far as I know. Has St. Clair simply got the date wrong? Adolphus Slade who was generally biased in favour of the Turks (although not as strongly as Sinclair) says that Bulgarian partisans assisted the Russian army at Sliven in 1829 and "killed about one hundred, and sacked the dwellings of the Mussulman inhabitants" and that the Russian army then headed north across the Balkan mountains and "weeded the adjacent villages of Turks [and] armed the Bulgarians ....leaving parties of Cossacks to organize them" The Russians did not cross the Danube until 1828. Slade comments that the Christian Bulgarians were openly and enthusiastically supportive of the Russian army even though the Russians (according to him) caused massive devastation in Bulgaria. His comment about the Russians "weeding the villages of Turks" could imply massacres. Akdere, where the Balkan mountains meet the sea, lay between the bulk of the Russian troops in Burgas and the Turkish troops in Shumen/Shumla, so it could have been seen The Russians did not cross the Danube until 1828. Slade comments that the Christian Bulgarians were openly and enthusiastically supportive of the Russian army even though the Russians (according to him) caused massive devastation in Bulgaria. His comment about the Russians "weeding the villages of Turks" could imply massacres. Akdere, where the Balkan mountains meet the sea, lay between the bulk of the Russian troops in Burgas and the Turkish troops in Shumen/Shumla, so it could have been seen as having strategic importance. It is easy to see why a massacre of Akdere's Turkish population (or more likely the adult men of military age) MIGHT have happened. However, Slade, who was a witness to the war and biased in favour of the Turks, describes no atrocities on this scale. I'm inclined to believe that Sinclair's unknown source was at least exaggerating.
Am i live in Bulgaria in a city caled Sliven and my country is the center of Pirating(downloading e legal stuff from the internet) and there are no shops that i can pre-oder or order the limited codex edition so i am asking you guys if you know a site that i can pre-order it please tell me.Oh and i have never pre-orderd anything so :)
An 11-year-old girl became one of the world's youngest mothers - and went into labour on the way to her wedding.
Kordeza Zhelyazkova, from Sliven in Bulgaria, was still wearing her wedding dress and tiara as she was rushed to hospital, where she gave birth to 5lb 8oz Violeta.
What would be your reaction if you had an 11 year old daughter having sexual relations?
The only thing i liked from this, is the name she chose for her daughter that is "Violeta" I would spell it Violetta though! >> Tukmyhamster--- I agree, what kind of parents she has, but again we cant blame parents for everything!
>>Nicola>> I know, a baby raising a a baby, a woman without education is like a whole society without education
>>Megan, EXACTLY a baby is NOT a toy! Thank you all, a thumb-up for all of you ^_^ @ Not a sweetie, you are DEFINITELY NOT a sweety!!!! The article exist on may other sites, i chose this 'cause it has a picture. Here:
Ooh and NO i am not superbly ignorant, as I still respect your answer!!!!! Gosh!
We'd be looking to rent in a city. Thanks. Princess: Any city is ok, except Sofia as it would probably be too expensive. We wouldn't really want one of the tourist towns like Sunny Beach or Bansko or whatever (again expensive) We spent a few weeks in Blagoevgrad before, that was ok. The apartment doesn't have to be city centre, suburbs are ok too (just as long as the apartment is nice enough and in good condition!) Thanks : ) We have seen a studio apartment near the black sea coast in one of those many newish developments, already built, for about €180 a month.
I have to do a map of bulgaria for a major project. part of it is to find the major cities and there population. are plevin, ruse varna, sliven, burgas, stara zagura, plovdiv, and purnik cities or the countries provinces or states. if they are cities could you please give me the population. thank you to all that help.