Reporter Matthew Brunwasser reports on one of the routes chosen by East Germans who wanted to escape their country during the Cold War. It went through Bulgaria, and held the promise of freedom. But many didn't make it.
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has been forced out of office twice before, and both times he managed to make his way back. “He’s like a cat with nine lives,” says associate professor Petar Cholakov at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
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