“Being a Slav is Not a Doctrine”

Putin’s visit to Bulgaria to sign the South Stream pipeline was rife with controversy and protests. Here, one Bulgarian argues for engagement: “Bulgaria has its own priorities, but turning its back on Russia would be a mistake and an absurdity, National Movement for Stability and Progress (NMSP) leader Simeon Saxe-Coburg told the Russian edition of Newsweek magazine in an interview on Bulgarian-Russian relations and on the partnership between Slavic states that had recently been accepted to the EU. The interview was called “Being a Slav is not a doctrine”, Saxe-Coburg’s press attache Tsvetelina Ouzounova told mediapool.bg.