Nachrichten

Nachrichten

Vassil Levski - Bulgarian National Hero

Vassil Levski - Bulgarian National Hero

18.07.2003 00:00:00

It is 166 years since the birth of Levski

Vassil Ivanov Kunchev - Levski
18.07.1837 - 19.02.1873
Vassil Levski, whom the present-day Bulgarians consider their greatest national hero of all times and epochs, was born in Karlovo, a prosperous center of craftindustry in 1837. At the age of twenty four he took the vows of a deacon. The lot in store for the young Bulgarian was obviously not the one of a monk living in resignation to the world. In 1862 he fled to Serbia and enlisted as a volunteer in the Bulgarian legion raised by Rakovski. The legion took part in the Serbo-Turkish hostilities. Between 1862-1868 Levski participated in almost all Bulgarian armed assaults against the Ottoman empire.
The revolutionary theory which took form in Vassil Levski's mind towards the end of the 60s, turned out to be a leap forward for the Bulgarian liberation movement. Levski viewed the national liberation revolution as a concomitant armed upheaval of the whole Bulgarian population in the Ottoman empire. It followed that this uprising had to be well-prepared in advance, with all adequate military training and proper coordination on the part of an internal revolutionary organization branching out into committees in each living area. That organization was supposed to operate independent from the plans or the political combinations of any foreign powers which, as known by previous experience, had brought only trouble and failure to the national revolutionary cause.
Levski also determined the future form of government in liberated Bulgaria - a democratic republic, standing on the principles of the Human and Citizen Rights Charter of the Great French Revolution. That was the only document hitherto known to guarantee the individual freedom of expression, speech and association. In their essence Levski's ideas tallied with the most radical ideas of the European bourgeois-democratic revolution.
In more practical terms, in 1869 Levski addressed himself to the task of setting up local committees. By the middle of 1872 he had scoured the Bulgarian lands with the dedication of an apostle, and succeeded in establishing a strong network of committees in hundreds of Bulgarian towns and villages which were in constant contact with and subordination to the clandestine government in the town of Lovech. They provided weapons, organized combat detachments, and got traitors and Turkish officials punished.
In May 1872, the Bulgarian Revolutionary Central Committee and the Internal Revolutionary Organization, convinced that a coordination of the efforts would be for the general good, merged into one organization. Revolutionary uplift overwhelmed the whole country.
Levski was sent to the gallows in Sofia in February 1837

 

HEILIGE WOCHE ( KARWOCHE)
HEILIGE WOCHE ( KARWOCHE)
29.04.2024 08:00:00
Die Heilige Woche ist die letzte Woche der Fastenzeit, die Woche vor dem Osternsonntag.
Zwetniza, Wrabniza (Palmsonntag)
Zwetniza, Wrabniza (Palmsonntag)
28.04.2024 09:00:00
Namenstag von allen mit Namen nach Blumen, Gebüsch und Bäume ( Tsvetelina, Lilia, Yavor, Yassen, Roza, Iglika, Violeta, Varban, Latinka, Temenuga, Karamfila, Zdravko, Kamelia etc).
Heute ist Lazarovden
Heute ist Lazarovden
27.04.2024 08:00:00
Lazarovden ( der Tag vor Zwetniza-Wrabniza, Palmsonntag ). Namenstag von allen mit dem Namen Lazar, Lazo, Lazarina, Lara.
Welttag des Buches und des Urheberrechts
Der Welttag des Buches am 23. April ist seit 1995 ein von der UNESCO weltweit eingerichteter Feiertag für das Lesen, für Bücher, für die Kultur des geschriebenen Wortes und auch für die Rechte ihrer Autoren.
 Internationaler Tag der Erde
Internationaler Tag der Erde
22.04.2024 11:00:00
Der Tag der Erde wird alljährlich am 22. April in über 175 Ländern begangen.
Bulgarien feiert 143 Jahre seit dem Aprilaufstand
Am 20. April 1876 (nach altem Kalender oder am 1. Mai 1876 nach neuem Kalender) ist in der kleinen Gebirgsstadt Kopriwstiza der größte Aufstand der Bulgaren gegen die osmanische Fremdherrschaft ausgebrochen
12.04.1961 – Der erste Raumflug
12.04.1961 – Der erste Raumflug
12.04.2024 08:00:00
Am 12. April 1961 flog Juri Gagarin als erster Mensch in den Weltraum.
Internationaler Tag der Roma
Internationaler Tag der Roma
08.04.2024 15:14:00
Am 8. April wird weltweit der internationale Tag der Roma gefeiert.
1. April - Internationaler Scherztag
Man schickt den Narren, wohin man will!
Vor 104 Jahren machte Bulgarien einen Zeitsprung...
Um 24.00 Uhr am 31. März 1916 machte Bulgarien einen „Sprung in die Zukunft“ – statt auf 1. April sprang es auf 14. April...