Children from Pazardzhik, part of the Bulgarian-Russian Para Military organization Vityazi(The Russian Knights), at one of the many camps here in Russia, trained by Russian instructors, many years after Crimea was occupied and the military conflict in Ukraine escalated.
2014- Camp Moscow- Bulgarian-Russian Para Military organization Vityazi(The Russian Knights)
The children are taught, under the instruction of Russian military officers, to handle various weapons and explosives.
One of the pillars of the totalitarian regime in Bulgaria, as well as of the revived Putin regime, is the role of the Youth Organizations in the social and political life and their importance for the preservation of socialism. Here is the architect of culture in Pazardzhik during Communism and after Communism.
The Para Military Vityazi(Russian Knights) at an organized demonstration- The Russian Anthem is performed in front of the Parliament of Bulgaria- 2016
The Bulgarian&Russian Association on a visit to the Bulgarian Parliament, together with the Russian Ambassador in Bulgaria, "BULGARIAN ASSOCIATION VITYAZI - KHAN ASPARUH" took part in the opening of the exhibition "Freedom and National Consciousness" in the building of the National Assembly on the occasion of the NATIONAL HOLIDAY OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA March 3 - the Day of the Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. There was also a meeting and discussion with MPs and guests of the event, among whom was the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Yuri Nikolayevich Isakov.
Nikolita Valeva is the positive example of growing through the Vityazi camps in Russia. A model popularised trough some the local medias. She started attending the annual camps in Moscow for Eastern European youth in 2010 and tells in interviews with Russian and Bulgarian media. In 2017, she was accepted to Sank Peterburg Law University without any fees, in addition to receiving a state scholarship. Любовта към Русия отвежда пазарджиклийка в града на белите н... (marica.bg)
Russians feel them as brothers, close language, one faith, common culture and history. I feel at home in Russia. The police take care of order and peace of citizens. The other thing is the pride Russians feel as a nation. They value their history and their origins. This nation gives me great strength and motivation.
As in every PR article about Russia, Russian education, general culture, faith and history, as well as about Vityazi of course, it is mentioned that it is taken from Russian media that write a lot about Bulgaria.
The Beggining- 2015
The first cultural - information center of the Association "Vityazi - Khan Asparuh" in Bulgaria was opened on March 3, 2015 in Pazardzhik. This became possible thanks to the businessman Georgi Delchev, who provided the NGO with premises in the building on ul. "Dimitar Kazakov - Neron "8. In front of the audience Albena and Milena Galabinov presented the activities of the "Knights(Vityazi)", which have been operating in our country since 2013. In Russia, however, the association has been active since 1992.
Special thanks were expressed to the businessman Georgi Delchev for his contribution to the development of the Association. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to the Mayor of Strelcha Ivan Evstatiev, the Mayor of Dobrovnitsa Gurko Mitev and many public figures. The meeting was also honored by the Governor of the region Trendafil Velichkov, who in his speech said that in his person the Association finds support and supporter.
History Club- The first official event of the newly opened office of Vityazi was on the occasion of the 9th of May, the Victory Day of Russia.
Participants were prominent historians Prof. D.I.N. Milen Semkov, Prof. D.I.N. Lyudmil Spasov, Assoc. Prof. D.I.N. Biser Georgiev, Mr. Boyko Sirakov - curator in the department "New and Recent History" at the Regional Historical Museum - Pazardzhik; the Director of the Regional Historical Museum Mr. Hadzhiyski; members of the organization from all over the country - children and parents other guests who attended the event. Children from the Association handed out brochures in the center of Pazardzhik and hung "St. George ribbon" - a symbol of soldier's bravery and heroism. This symbol is an expression of respect and gratitude to the veterans, a contribution to the memory of the fallen on the battlefield, gratitude to the people who gave everything for the front and thanks to whom the victory was achieved in 1945.
A video call was established with the President of our Association, who presented the organization of the parade in Moscow. We also received greetings from the Chairman of the IOA "Association of Knights" - Nikolay Nemchinov. Participants in the Round Table - including guests visited and viewed the exhibition arranged in honor of May 9 in the Regional History Museum of Pazardzhik. A memorial service was held at the St. Mary's Church to commemorate the war dead.
Educational Center Vityazi Pazardjik- February 2017
The Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria Anatoly Makarov will arrive on Friday in Pazardzhik to open an Educational Center at the Cultural Center of the "Bulgarian Khan Asparuh Knights Association" and conduct a lecture with children on "Diplomacy - from past to present". After that Ambassador Makarov met with the Mayor of the town - Todor Popov, and a little later with the Governor of the region - Ginche Karaminova. This was followed by a meeting with representatives of NGOs from Pazardzhik and the region. She was held at the monument of Gen. Brock, where flowers and wreaths were laid.
22/12/2015 Reception at the Russian Embassy
For Christmas at the Russian Embassy together with the main sponsor of Vityazi in Pazardzhik- businessman Georgi Delev. Director of the club Milena Galabinova receives an award from the Russian Ambassador.
The Professional High School of Economics and Management in Pazardzhik May- 2015
Pushkin Club- The Professional High School of Economics and Management in Pazardzhik with Vityazi- February 2017
In 2017 The Professional High School of Economics and Management in Pazardzhik and the organization jointly develop activities and together with the Russian teacher Cholakova , who created the club "Al. Pushkin".
Анатолий Макаров: Впечатлен съм от Пазарджик и вашите деца | PZdnes | Днес новината си ти
В петък: Руският посланик открива Образователен център в Пазарджик | PZdnes | Днес новината си ти
Асоциация „Витязи – Хан Аспарух“ организира Кръгла маса с историци | PZdnes | Днес новината си ти
Българските витязи с офис в Пазарджик | PZdnes | Днес новината си ти
For the Whole Civilized World in Russia Putin Revives Hitler Youth Movement.
But in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, part of the EU and NATO, a country receiving billions of development funds, Bulgarian-Russian para-military organizations are normal. And no pro-Western media or Party voiced an objection! All the local and national media are either silent or simply present the throwing of grenades by children as something useful. The NGO sector, is in complete silence, although most of them "Parade for their Pro West" affiliation. Institutions are part of all that is happening, as if this is the normal and the reality facing Bulgaria.
And the head of the para-military organization, even in 2022, was voted Teacher of the Year by the Pazardzhik City Council. Ruyssian Style Education.
Youths are not only through military skills and physical training prepared, but also through various pedagogical methods, literature and lectures, excursions and meetings, ideologically are taught the religion morals- about the russian version of Orthodoxy, Traditional Values and Love for the Russian and Bulgaria brotherhood.
Cultural Exchange in Russia
Ethnonationalism, Patriotism, Orthodoxy
Cultural Training in Pazardzhik
Patriotic training mixed with physical training is a Russian model that Pazardzhik borrowed. This is what Denis Altapov, Deputy Mayor of Stavropol, said during his visit to Pazardzhik in 2017.
Денис Алтапов: Средната възраст на Ставропол е 34 години, имаме положителен прираст | PZdnes | Днес новината си ти
After all, Pazardzhik has been twinned with the Russian city of Stavropol since the beginning of the millennium, and the contractual relationship includes, in addition to the commercial part, students and teachers who make a bilateral exchange every year.
The architect of the Culture of Pazardzhik during this period was Georgi Spasov, who also headed the Department of Culture at the Pazardzhik City Council.
Twice at the head of the town is quite an interesting figure Trendaphil Velichkov, a man who led the youth organization of the BSP (the former communist party).
Patriotism, military training and Orthodox Christianity is the pattern that is taking shape in modern Russia to dominate youth formation. This was largely applied in Pazardzhik(a large scale social experiment for over 15 years) until the beginning of the Military Conflict in Ukraine, which led to a complete cover up.