Christo Pimpirev, the first Bulgarian to visit the South Pole, visited the Municipality of Dryanovo, where he shared dialogue with several residents and shared his photos with them. Georgi Tsvetkov, Chairman of the Board and initiator, invited him to attend the event to share his experience of visiting the coldest places on earth.
There was great interest among Dryanovo residents who organized the meeting with professor Christo Pimpirev – the first Bulgarian to fly the Bulgarian flag on the South Pole, and Iglika Trifonova – who participated in five expeditions to Antarctica, included in the world ranking of one hundred women in polar science.
Prof. Pimpirev and Iglika Trifonova presented in the Ritual Hall of the Municipality of Dryanovo the book “The Antarctic Stopper”, in which many memories of expeditions were collected, over 230 colour photographs and information about this exciting continent.
Residents and guests of Dryanovo came especially for this meeting and listened with great interest to interesting facts and stories about life, misfortunes and happy moments in the white desert. Time passed gradually, and at the end of this emotional meeting, everyone received autographs and photos with Dryanovo’s two interesting guests.
Mrs. Ganka Pavlova, a native of the Dryanovo village of Rusinovtsi, which is the main “guilty” in Antarctica for having a Bulgarian Orthodox temple, was also present at the meeting. She is an icon painter who created the icons for the temple there, on the Arctic continent.
The meeting was also on the occasion of the donated rock samples from Antarctica by Mrs. Pasha Dancheva, which, through Mr. Marine Denev, were handed over to the School Board of the Maxim Raykovic High School. They have already been exhibited in the chemistry cabinet of the school and have attracted a lot of interest among the students.
The host of the event was Mr. Georgi Tsvetkov, Chairman of the Board and initiator of its holding.