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The daily Duma is the successor to the former communist propaganda paper Rabotnichesko delo, which was closed down in 1990. Duma then became the press organ of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), which had formerly been the communist party. As such the paper played an important role in Bulgaria in the first years after the collapse of communism, but with the rise of the independent press it quickly lost its influence. Duma has been closed down twice since 1998 and gone through several changes of ownership. Although it sees itself as an independent left-leaning daily its closeness to the Socialist Party is obvious.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Socialist, pro-Russian
Circulation: 9,000 (estimate for 2010)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Publisher: Nikolay Malinov
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1990

Blvd. Tsarigradsko Chaussee 113 A
BG-1784 Sofia
Phone: 00359-2-975-20-00

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1.  Duma - Bulgaria | 06/02/2015

Merkel and Hollande on peace mission

Angela Merkel and François Hollande are travelling to Moscow and Kiev to try and repair the damage the US has done with its aggressive policy ... » more

2.  Duma - Bulgaria | 20/01/2015

Time for a revolution

Only a revolution can counter today's inequalities, the socialist daily Duma writes with an eye to the Oxfam study: "Poverty and inequality are taboo topics ... » more

3.  Duma - Bulgaria | 03/12/2014

South Stream was a big chance for Bulgaria

Putin cited Bulgaria's blockade as the reason for dropping the gas pipeline project on Monday in Ankara. This leaves Bulgaria as the big loser, the ... » more

4.  Duma - Bulgaria | 14/11/2014

Borisov wants to tame journalists

Just a few days after taking office Prime Minister Boyco Borisov's ruling party Gerb is planning to introduce a media law that foresees legal punishment ... » more

5.  Duma - Bulgaria | 22/10/2014

Ukraine should pay its gas debts itself

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called on Ukraine's allies to support Kiev financially in its gas dispute with Russia. The pro-Russian daily Duma fails ... » more

6.  Duma - Bulgaria | 21/10/2014

Roma too must pay for electricity

Many Roma in Bulgaria are tapping into public power lines without paying, the daily Duma reports. To avoid the trouble of dealing with the problem ... » more

7.  Duma - Bulgaria | 15/09/2014

EU and Ukraine don't want free trade

As a result of pressure from Russia the planned free trade agreement between the EU and Ukraine won't enter force until 31 December 2015, EU ... » more

8.  Duma - Bulgaria | 12/09/2014

Bulgarian businessmen ruin their own location

Bulgaria has become less competitive, according to the latest EU competitiveness report for 2014. The socialist daily Duma is not surprised: "That's what happens when ... » more

9.  Duma - Bulgaria | 21/08/2014

Sofia looks like Serbia after the war

Sofia has applied to be designated European Capital of Culture 2019. But Bulgaria's shabby capital certainly doesn't deserve the title, the socialist daily Duma complains: ... » more

10.  Duma - Bulgaria | 20/08/2014

Bulgaria's doctors want more than a pittance

According to a recent survey, 96 percent of young Bulgarian doctors plan to leave their country to look for better-paid jobs abroad. For the socialist ... » more


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