So, Bulgarians are back in the 90’s, but they don’t feel younger. Just deceived. Some of them speak of revolution, but it’s rather a make-up exam after the nation failed in 1990 and 1997.
The first failure was easy to explain with trivial arguments, considered now as axioms: five centuries of Ottoman domination, lack of democratic tradition, missed spring of 1968 and close relations with the Soviet Union (whose most faithful ally was Sophia). Paradoxically, the former communists won Bulgaria’s first democratic elections in 1990 despite the “wind of change.”