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14.04 - Rakovski Defence and Staff College Official Holiday

14.04 - Rakovski Defence and Staff College Official Holiday

4/14/2010 8:13:18 AM

Rakovski Defence and Staff College is the oldest higher military institution in Bulgaria. It was founded with an Act of the 15th National Assembly of 1st March, 1912. By Decree 6 of the regents of Bulgaria dated March 5 1946, the institution was given the name of Georgi Stoykov Rakovski.

The College has a unique contribution to the foundation of the Bulgarian Officers Corps, as well as to the establishment of the new Bulgarian State , and to the influence of the European values upon the Bulgarian nation.

Today it is a national institution for higher education, qualification, and scientific research on issues of national security and Defence. It is based in Sofia, and has its own flag, seal and official holiday on April 14.

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