The Institute of Balkan Studies with the Center for Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition “Balkan Studies, Diplomacy and Politics. 100 years since the birth of Acad. Nikolai Todorov”. It can be viewed in the foyer of BAS (1, 15 November Street) until 8 October.

The centenary of the birth of Acad. Nikolai Todorov (1921-2003), a prominent scientist, diplomat and politician in Bulgaria’s recent history, is an occasion to recall his contribution as Ambassador to Athens in 1979-1983 to the building of good-neighbourly relations in the Balkans in the last years of the Cold War. As a member of the Executive Committee of UNESCO (1972-1976), he became President of the XXIII UNESCO General Conference in 1985-1987, held for the first and last time in Sofia. After a successful academic and diplomatic career, Nikolai Todorov became President of the 7th Grand National Assembly (17 July 1990 – 2 October 1991) and Head of State of the Republic of Bulgaria (17 July – 1 August 1990).