Originally named The Collegeit is still popular by this name amongst fans, as in the early 20th century the pitch was owned by Saint Augustine Catholic College. The stadium hosted the Bulgarian Cup Final. In the past it has also been used as a home ground by other football teams from the city; Lokomotiv Plovdiv played their home matches on the venue during the second half of the —80 season, as well as one match in the —04 season. It was also used by Spartak Plovdiv for several games during the —96 season.
Since the middle of the stadium's reconstruction is on hold, due to the lack of financing. The club and its fans are searching for investors. Inthe authorities allowed the construction of a new club stadium at the place of the old field in the neighborhood of Kamenitza.
As a result, building works began, and nearly two years later, Botev Plovdiv returned to their home ground.
The reconstructed stadium had a capacity of 35, people and electric lightning. The record of 37, people for the Bulgarian championship was set in against Levski Sofia 0—1.
Due to the riots between the fans, and the rush of fans on the field, Botev Plovdiv was forced to host its derby matches at the Plovdiv Stadium. The renovations from this period include moving the away team's changing room to the eastern part of the stadium. In order to connect the changing room with the field a tunnel was built under the east and north stand, this slightly affected the overall capacity of the stadium.
In electric lighting was installed, but it failed to reach the standards of the Bulgarian Football Union. The stadium underwent minor renovations in the summer.
The away team's changing room was moved under the central stand once again, the room was then modernised, other actions included improving the overall safety and security. The renovations included replacing the field's old grass surface with a new one, under which were set up new drainage, watering and heating systems.
Following the renovations inwhich were the first phase in the reconstruction of the new stadium, in mid the second phase was activated and the east stand was demolished. The change in plans forced Botev Plovdiv to play its home games on the club's training base, the Botev Football Complexwhich is located in the neighbourhood of Komatevo. On 5 March a new and improved version of the stadium was presented by the directors of the club and the designing architect.
The club decided to change the vision, due to the higher targets they wanted to meet. The plans included an overall capacity of 18, spectators, of which places were for the visiting fans. The stadium was supposed to be able to host semifinals from the European club tournamentssuch as Europa League and Champions League.
The reason for the revocation, according to the Bulgarian National Bankwas a significant exposure of the bank's credit sheet to investors related to Tsvetan Vasilev who at that time was the owner of Botev Plovdiv and the chairman of Corporate Commercial Bank.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also: Futbolen kompleks Botev Retrieved 29 April Retrieved 22 June PFC Botev Plovdiv.He lives, still he lives! In the mountain fast, soaked in blood, he lies and groans, a rebel, wounded in the chest, a rebel, young and with a manly strength.
To one side he has thrown a gun, to the other a sword in broken pieces, his head rolls, his eyes are dulled, his mouth describes the universe with curses. The rebel lies, and in the sky there burns a motionless and angry sun; a harvester sings in field nearby, and faster still his lifeblood runs.
It's harvest now. Slave girls - chant your songs of grief. And you, sun, shine upon this land of slaves. My heart be hushed. One rebel more will die He who falls while fighting to be free can never die: for him the sky and earth, the trees and beasts shall keen, to him the minstrel's song shall rise… By day he's shaded by an eagle, a wolf licks gently at his wounds, above, a falcon - bird of rebels - tends to this rebel as a brother would.
The moon comes out and day grows dim, on heaven's vault the stars now throng, the forest rustles, quiet stirs the wind, the mountains sing an outlaw song.
Wood-sprites, in their white-hued dress, fair and beautiful, take up the tune, hushed their footfall in the grass, as all about him then sit down. One sprinkles coolness over him, another binds his wound with herbs, a third's quick kisses touch his lips and softly smiles as he looks up at her.
Where is Karadja? Where is my faithful company?
Tell me, then bear my soul away - sister, this is where I want to die. Enraptured then they all embrace and heavenwards fly, still singing on they fly and sing till morning overtakes their quest to find Karadja's soul… On the mountainside - as day has dawned - the rebel lies, his lifeblood runs, the wolf licks at his bitter wound and the sun, again, now burns - and burns.
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The place for the raising of the monument was selected in by a special committee in which 9 people from the Botev detachment participated. The place was selected to be accessible and as close as possible to the place of the last battle of the detachment in The monument was raised in and represents an army cross made of reinforced concrete. It is placed on Kolova Meadow, presently known as Boteva Meadow.
In a decision was made to transform the cross into a five-pointed star, and in it was restored to its original appearance.170 GODINI OT ROZHDENIETO NA HRISTO BOTEV / 170 години от рождението на Христо Ботев, 08.01.20178
The monument is It is included in the list of the National Tourist Sites. The beautiful nature around the monument and the rich history of the region attract multiple tourists and guests of the country and abroad.
A national worshipping is conducted every year on the 2 July at the foot of the monument, which is attended by state leaders and thousands of worshippers of Botev.
Here the national tourist march along the way of the Botev detachment — Kozloduy — Okolchitsa — ends. It has been conducted every year since The Okolchitsa peak is a favorite place for hang-gliders from the country and abroad and a preferred place for relaxation during the weekends.
The prices depend on the number of people in the group and the chosen route. Opening hours of the center: April — September: 9. You can reach the peak along a well-maintained road; for the hikers there are paths from the village of Pavolche and the village of Chelopek. The Vratsa Balkan Information Center organizes guided trips along eco paths. Guided tours are conducted in Bulgarian language by licensed guides at the Vratsa Balkan.
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Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian freedom fighter in the 19th century as his country was trying to shake off years of Ottoman oppression.
In he was killed by a Turkish sniper. However Botev was more than a brave revolutionair. He studied poetry in the Ukranian city Odessa and had a real talent with words. Drunk, I can forget the face the thing you fools cannot define: where lies glory — and disgrace.
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The rich man with his crookedness, the merchant thirsting for his plunder, the priest reciting holy mass, rob from the people who must hunger. Rob them. All you wanton band. Who will make a fuss? While all the time the tyrant rages and ravages our native home, slaughters, hangs and flogs and curses then fines the people he has tamed.
So fill the glass and let me drink. Bring my soul its soothing gift and kill the sober way I think and let my manly hand grow soft. What a great finishing line!
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I really enjoyed this poem, and sympathise with the sentiment. Alcohol does layer the soul with soothing balm, but unfortunately it never lasts! Like Like. Like Liked by 1 person.
Pingback: Poetry about alcohol and drinking Lords of the Drinks. Yeah, he was a good one. Probably a better poet than a fighter, but a great drinker for sure! Cheers, Micky. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.
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Hristo Botev was educated at a gymnasium in Odessa Russia It was around this time that he was exposed to revolutionaries from the Polish Uprising of At the time, Bulgaria had been ruled by the Ottoman Empire for over five hundred years, and the Polish rebels inspired him.
Hristo Botev returned to Bulgaria in January but shortly afterward due to pressure from the Turkish authorities he was forced to flee the country. He then moved to Romania where he got heavily involved in the Bulgarian revolutionary movement.
He started publishing a newspaper aimed at the Bulgarian expatriate community in Botev is also engaged in organizing papers and other literature promoting Bulgarian freedom and independence.
Inthese activities led to Botev becoming a member of the Revolutionary Central Committee. At this stage, he was aware of Marxism and opposed to continued Turkish rule in Bulgaria. His ideas were Utopian socialist, and he spoke out against the role of the church in the status quo in Bulgaria. Hristo Botev saw a revolution as the only way to achieve his means and formed the Bulgarian Revolutionary Movement in There was an uprising in Bulgaria in which became known as the April Uprising.
He organized and was part of a group of insurgents who went to Bulgaria to fight but died in battle on Vol Mountain on the 2 June Hristo Botev is a national hero in Bulgaria on the day of his death marked as a day of national mourning. Hristo Botev was married to fellow Bulgarian Veliko Tarnovo.
His widow lived on until the 27 February Botevgrad in Bulgaria is named in his honor. So are some schools and sports grounds in Bulgaria. Annually on the 2 June at noon, air raid sirens sound across Bulgaria in remembrance of Hristo Botev. Monday, 12th October Hristo Botev Poet January 6 Education Hristo Botev was educated at a gymnasium in Odessa Russia Political Activities Hristo Botev returned to Bulgaria in January but shortly afterward due to pressure from the Turkish authorities he was forced to flee the country.
Legacy Botevgrad in Bulgaria is named in his honor.Botev was born in Kalofer some historians suggested that he was born in Karlovo and after several days was brought to Kalofer. His father, Botyo Petkov —was a teacher and one of the most significant figures of the late period of the Bulgarian National Revival towards the end of the Ottoman occupation.
Inafter completing his elementary education in Kalofer, Botev was sent by his father to a high school in Odessa. He left high school in and spent the next two years teaching in Odessa and Bessarabia.
In the meantime he began creating his first poetic works and also established strong connections with the Russian and Polish revolutionary movement. His political views soon started to take shape. Botev returned to Kalofer at the beginning ofwhere he temporarily replaced his ill father as a teacher.
Botev was pressed into leaving the town as a result. He initially decided he would return to Russia, but due to lack of money instead opted for Romaniaat the time an asylum for many Bulgarian exiles. For some time he lived in an abandoned mill near Bucharest with Vasil Levskithe eventual leader of the Bulgarian insurgency, and the two of them initially became close friends.
Later he would describe this period in his works. From to Botev worked again as a teacher in Bessarabiakeeping close relations with the Bulgarian revolutionary movement and its leaders. In June he became editor of the revolutionary emigrant newspaper "Word of the Bulgarian Emigrants" Duma na bulgarskite emigrantiwhere he began publishing his early poetic works.
Imprisoned for some months, due to his close collaboration with the Russian revolutionaries, Botev started working for the "Liberty" Svoboda newspaper, edited by the eminent Bulgarian writer and revolutionary Lyuben Karavelov.
In he also edited the satiric newspaper "Alarm clock" Budilnikwhere he published a number of feuilletonsaimed at those wealthy Bulgarians who did not take part in the revolutionary movement.
The Bulgarian revolutionary movement was put in danger with the capture of Vasil Levski by Ottoman authorities at the end of At the time Levski was the indisputable leader of the Bulgarian insurgency. Levski was brought to trial, sentenced to death by hanging and executed on 19 February His death was a serious blow to the morale of the revolutionary movement.
With Levski's death the BCRC split into two factions: Botev and his supporters, including Stefan Stambolov and Panayot Hitov backed the idea that preparations should be started for an immediate uprising, while the moderate revolutionaries, led by Lyuben Karavelov, thought that it was too early for such actions.
The revolt in Bosnia and Herzegovina in inspired Botev and Stambolov to think that a rebellion should start soon in Bulgaria as well. They thought that the greater the turmoil in the Balkans, the more attention this would attract among the Great Powers. The organisers known within the movement as "apostles" of the planned insurgency in the 3rd Revolutionary District centred in Vratsahad crossed into Romania to try to solicit additional support from the Bulgarian expat community.
They met with Botev and convinced him that the planned guerrilla company would be best employed in their area. While fighters were being recruited and armed the news arrived that the insurgency had started prematurely. The recruiters tried to secure an experienced Bulgarian guerrilla leader known as voivoda as a commander, but the two who were approached refused for political reasons.
Thus, Botev himself, though lacking combat experience, took overall command of the company. Military expertise was provided by Nikola Voinovski —a graduate of the Emperor Nicholas Military Academywho had previously held the rank of lieutenant in the Russian army. Due to time restraints and the need for secrecy the company did not undergo any formal combat training as a unit and had to rely on the individual fighting skills and experience of its members.Bulgaria marks 2 nd of June as the day of the distinguished Bulgarian poet, revolutionary and journalist, Hristo Botev, who sacrificed his life, at the age of 28, for the freedom of Bulgaria.
The day also commemorates the heroism of all who gave their lives for the liberation of the country. Exactly at Hristo Botev was born in Kalofer in His father was a teacher and one of the most significant figures in the late period of the Bulgarian National Revival.
Inafter completing his elementary education in Kalofer, Botev was sent by his father to a high school in Odessa, where he studied for 2 years. Inhe returned to Kalofer to teach in place of his ill father.
In May, he made a public speech against the Ottoman authorities, which led to his exile and move to Romania seeking asylum. From toBotev worked again as a teacher in Bessarabia, keeping close relations with the Bulgarian revolutionary movement and its leaders. In Junehe became editor of the revolutionary emigrant newspaper "Word of the Bulgarian Emigrants", where he published early poetic works.
He closely collaborated with the Russian revolutionists and worked for the Russian newspaper Svoboda Liberty. After the outbreak of the April Uprising, which had the goal to liberate Bulgaria from the five-century Ottoman rule, Botev began organising a troupe to enter Bulgaria and help the rebels.
He crossed the Danube with two hundred men, on the Austro-Hungarian passenger ship Radetzky, with the mission to aid the uprising in the Vratza region and to raise all of Northern Bulgaria to arms with him. The group disembarked near the town of Kozloduy and started moving in the direction of Stara Planina Mountains. The enemy was well prepared. On 30th of May,Botev and part of the troupe seized a ship and re-entered Bulgaria from Romania near Kozloduy. Botev's group was engaged in its heaviest fight with the Ottoman army.
His company fought to the last man. Botev was hit by a bullet, most probably fired by a concealed Ottoman shooter, and died almost immediately. Hristo Botev is among the most respected and loved Bulgarian national heroes. As part of the tradition, people stand up in silence until the sirens stop.