The Bulgarian Ministry announced the opening of the Central State Archive on Friday, June 9, 2023, on International Archive Day at 11 am. at the Archives Exhibition Hall on the street. The exposition “Buried Memory” will be opened “Moscow” No. 5 From the treasury of the CDA “. The exhibition is organized on the occasion of International Archives Day, and with it, the State Agency “Archives” participates in the International Archives Week.

This year in 2023, for the fifteenth time, the International Council of Archives marks the Week (5 – 9 June 2023). ) under the mark of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Council. The initiative is organized under the motto “United Archives”.


The exhibition, which will take place on June 9, is also presented on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Central State Archive. Pursuant to Decree No. 268 of December 30, 1992. at the Council of Ministers in 1993. existed until then, the Central State Historical Archive, the Central State Archive of the NRB and the Central State Technical Archive were merged into the Central State Archives (CDA) in July 1993.

The Central Party Archive has also joined them to the Central Party of the BCP. Thus, the documented legacy of the significant state institutions in Bulgaria and personalities of national importance has been combined into one. Today, part of it is available to the public through current exposure.

As per the Update, The Central State Archive Exhibition is the most valuable and unique document stored in the institution. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with the Turnovo Constitution and the 1911 Constitution of Bulgaria. (T. sun. Silver Constitution), Prince Ferdinand I’s manifesto for the declaration of Bulgaria’s independence. Some of the oldest documents stored in the CDA as t will be exhibited. Sun. Shopov – Karadimov Psalm from the XIV century.

The Geography of Claudius Ptolemy, translated into Italian in 1561 and others. The peace treaty that ended the Second Balkan War in 1913 is an essential part of the exposition. And the Brest-Lithuanian Peace Treaty of 1918. Visitors will be able to meet the correspondence of prominent writers and publicists, including Ivan Vazov, Evgenia Mars, Yana Yazova and Alexander Balabanov.

A special place is allocated to fine art, showing paintings and sketches of famous artists Bistra Vinarova, Sirak Sketnik, Konstantin Sturkelov, Haralambi Tachev and others. The exhibition best expresses the mission of the State Archives in the country – to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage to make it known to the public and serve as an example for future achievements in various fields.

On the occasion of the holiday, the Chairman of the State Agency “Archives” Associate Professor. Dr Mikhail Gruev will present a distinction for contribution to the state archives of various individuals and institutions in several categories: “Donor”, “Reader”, and “Friend of the Archives” for 2022. Archivists in the types “Team of the Year – 2022” and “Employee of the Year – 2022, will be honoured.


With the exposition and awards, the State Agency Archives wants to establish its significant place and presence in Bulgaria’s cultural and public life, to which the Central State Archive has made a substantial contribution over the last 30 years as our richest documentary treasure.