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This is the insider's guide to the city of Rousse and a hodgepodge of things about its people, culture, sights, and history. Enjoy the ride!


Emil Tabakov
Emil Tabakov
One of the most prominent contemporary Bulgarian conductors, composers, and authors of symphonic music, Emil Tabakov was born in Rousse on August 21, 1947. As a student at the School of Music and Arts in Rousse, he takes part in the concerts of the Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra. Together with some of his classmates he formed a chamber orchestra, conducted it and started writing his own music...
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Midhat Pasha
Midhat Pasha
Mishat pasha is one of the most controversial personalities from the new history of Bulgaria and, in particular, Rousse. An economic and administrative reformer, an influential representative of the Ottoman Empire before the world at a time when Bulgaria had been under Ottoman rule for more than 450 years, uncompromising in his political views, cruel in suppressing the discontent of his subordinate...
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Kiril Startzev
Kiril Startzev
One of the most prominent public figures in the new history of Rousse after the Liberation, Engineer Kiril Startzev, played an important role in the development of the city in the years after the Bulgarian coup d’état of 1934 until the beginning of the Communist regime in 1944 during which time he was as Mayor of Rousse. Kiril Vasilev Startzev was born in the town of Belogradchik on January 2, 1895. At that time...
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