Czech leader defends decision to attend Moscow parade
PRAGUE -- Milos Zeman will attend Victory Day celebrations in Moscow in order to express "his gratitude for the fact Czechs are not forced to speak German today."
Russia will on May 9 organize a military parade to mark 70 years since World War II victory.
The subway in Bulgaria's capital Sofia recently started giving bilingual audio directions - in both Bulgarian and English.
Since the subway extension to the airport is scheduled to launch in April, an increased influx of foreigners is expected in town, according to an official statement released Monday.
"The anti-missile system is only for self-defence, as defined by the UN charter, and has nothing to do with Russia," Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said on Saturday.
Aurescu was commenting after Russia's ambassador to Denmark, Mikhail Vanin, warned the Scandinavian country not to join the NATO missile defence system.
A 37-year-old ethnic Greek from the former Soviet Union who had absconded while on a furlough from Felli Prison in Grevena, northwestern Greece, last November was caught by police on Thursday in Menemeni, a suburb of Thessaloniki.
The fugitive is serving time for several burglaries in central Thessaloniki and Menemeni.
When Armenians in the former Republic of the Soviet Union were discussing declaring independence, some objected to it, saying that the moment Armenia declared independence Turkey would attack and kill Armenians.