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So·fi·a

 (sō′fē-ə, sō-fē′ə)
The capital and largest city of Bulgaria, in the west-central part of the country. Originally a Thracian settlement, it passed over the centuries to Rome, Byzantium, two Bulgarian kingdoms, Ottoman Turkey, and Russia. In 1879 it became the capital of independent Bulgaria. During World War II the city was occupied by German forces. It was liberated (1944) by the Soviets, who installed a Communist government. Sofia is the leading commercial, industrial, and transportation center of Bulgaria.

Sofia

(ˈsəʊfɪə)
n
(Placename) the capital of Bulgaria, in the west: colonized by the Romans in 29 ad; became capital of Bulgaria in 1879; university (1880). Pop: 1 045 000 (2005 est). Ancient name: Serdica Bulgarian name: Sofiya

So•fi•a

or So•fi•ya

(ˈsoʊ fi ə, soʊˈfi ə)

n.
the capital of Bulgaria, in the W part. 1,128,859.
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Regarding the demands of several Macedonian opposition parties for accepting the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria, Zaharieva stated that the authorities in Sofija don't negotiate with parties, but rather with the Government.
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Macedonia is everywhere we fight for her" stressed Boris Sarafov on the stage in Sofija, a motto based on pride and a sense of belonging of different generation of revolutionaries, activists, artists, people scattered all over the world, brave people from different eras who fought for the material and spiritual Macedonia cause.
Sofija said the text-based installation is a 3D short story collection with the painted lines delineating the boundaries between them.
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1 also had telephone conversations with Griskevicius's widow, Sofija Griskeviciene, and the first secretary of the Kaunas city party committee Kazimieras Lengvinas, as well as consulting Vytautas Astrauskas further by telephone.
15pm Letters To Sofija (): Fri-Mon 8pm McCullin (15): Sun 12.