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Ecological Protests against the Chlorine Pollution in Ruse

The collection was established in the 1980s and 1990s. It includes autobiographical materials, personal memoirs and images connected with one of the first and most important civic and ecological mass protest movements of the 1980s in Bulgaria. 

Location

  • Bulgaria, 7000 Ruse, Al. Batenberg Square N 3


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Languages

  • Bulgarian
  • English

Name of collection

  • Ecological Protests against the Chlorine Pollution in Ruse

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content

  • The content of the collection represents the actions of the citizens of Ruse during the second half of the 1980s. The photos show the first ecological mass protests in Bulgaria, provoked by systemic chlorine air pollution in Ruse. The collection also contains various materials used and displayed by the protesters such as posters, flags, and gas masks.

Content

  • artifacts: 0-9
  • memorabilia (posters, flyers, stamps, etc.): 10-99
  • photos: 10-99
  • video recordings (including oral history recordings): 0-9
  • voice recordings (including oral history recordings): 10-99

Stakeholder(s) of the collection

Date of founding

  • 1989

Place of founding

Creators of content

Access type

  • completely open to the public

Publications

  • Ivanova, Dilyana. 2014. Memories of Everyday Life during Socialism in the Town of Rousse. Sofia: American Research Center. 

References

Ivanova, Dilyana 2014.  Memories of Everyday Life during Socialism in the town of Rousse, Sofia: ARCS.

Velikov, Iskren Valentinov, interview by Kasabova, Anelia Dr., . COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Nenov, Nikolay Ivanov, interview by Kasabova, Anelia Dr., . COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection