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Have you ever heard about Bulgarian Antarctic expedition? I am sure that answer is no.
Read about it from first hand

First Bulgarian Antarctic expedition took place in 1988. Two scientists worked on project with British Antarctic Survey. In the same year other four scientists transported with Russian ice-breaker "Michail Somov" two houses. They were put together on Livingston Island.

The second Bulgarian expedition was held after five years break from November 1993 till March 1994. We were transported by oceanography ship "Hesperides" and we would like to thank Spain for this.

In September 1994 Bulgarian polar base "St. Kliment Ochridski was official proclaimed with President decree ". From then up to now every year in two months time 14 scientific in the field of Earth Science, Life Science and Human Medicine have been working there.

Official Antarctic Post Office - 1090 was opened in December 1994.

Christo Pimpirev

Director of Bulgarian Antarctic Institute

Bulgaria is a Consultative Member of the Antarctic Treaty, Member of COMNAP(Committee of Managers of the National Antarctic Programmes) and Asociate Member of SCAR(Scientific Committe of Antarctic Research).

Dear Visitors,

You or your friends could receipt letters direct from Antarctica. The next Bulgarian expedition will be held in November, so you could submit quantities you need. Please write us for more dethails.

Sincerely yours
Branimir Lambiev

Used cachets Expedition number Season
N/A First 1988
N/A Second 1993/1994
Third 1994/1995


Fourth 1995/1996


Fifth 1996/1997


Sixth 1996/1997


Seventh 1998/1999


Eighth 1999/2000


Ninth 2000/2001


n.a. TWELVE 2003/2004


FOURTEEN 2005/2006