This period in Bulgarian history is one of the latest and most interesting ones. The communist society was quite different from the normal capitalist one. At that time, people were “building” socialistic society. The country was closed for the normal people, they could not go out of Bulgarian easily. Everyone who believed something different from the communistic ideas was chased by a special governmental organization who kept him under their eye. If he went on with his ideas they could have even take him to prison. From another hand, the communist society was quite funny. All around there were funny slogans like “Let’s not leave any patient die without doctor’s help” (slogan in a hospital), “All the communists – under the ground!” (slogan in a mine), “Every egg – a bomb, every chicken – flying fortress against the capitalists” (in a chicken farm), etc. Here is a sneak peak of how it looked like:
The guy on the start of the video is Todor Zhivkov. He was ruling the country for quite a long time and was famous with his dullness. His is the famous quote “This year a factory for semi-conductors. Next year – for whole conductors!” (at the opening of semi-conductor factory). A lot of the communistic monuments can still be found all over Bulgaria. Reminders of the past.
The music in the video is a famous Bulgarian song called “A Bulgarian Rose”.