Rumen Radev

Putin Congratulates Bulgaria's Rumen Radev on Presidential Election Win

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Bulgaria's President-elect Rumen Radev on his victory in the vote on Sunday.

"The head of the Russian state has marked a significant potential for further development of Russian-Bulgarian relations based on the centuries-long traditions of friendship, of cultural and spiritual proximity," the Kremlin's website quotes Putin as saying.

AFP: Bulgaria's Radev 'Struck a Chord by Attacking the Status Quo'

President-elect Rumen Radev "struck a chord with voters by attacking the status quo and stressing issues like national security and migration," AFP agency writes after the presidential vote on Sunday.

It compares him with "other anti-establishment politicians" and dubs him "Russophile" in the headline and later "seen as more sympathetic to Russia".