Photo Album

Home » Photo Album » BULGARIAN PERIOD 1966 - 1987

BULGARIAN PERIOD 1966 - 1987

This period comprises all events from my birth until my departure for Russia.
Koprivshtica, Bulgaria, 1979

Home » Photo Album » RUSSIAN PERIOD 1987 - 1993

Home » Photo Album » MALTESE PERIOD 1993 - 1998
Me and Vera, Malta, 1993
Me and Vera, Malta, 1993
Me and Vera were separated for nearly 8 months after my graduation in Kiev. Finally we got together around December 1993 in Malta.
My son Vladimir is 1 day old here, 1994
My son Vladimir is 1 day old here, 1994
At the exit of the hospital we are now in our new roles of mother and father. Isn't this picture similar to the one in the Bulgarian period album, which shows me as a new born baby?
Vladimir is 1 day old, 1994
Vladimir is 1 day old, 1994
Says Vladimir: "Why is this bed so big?!? Or am I too small?"
Vera at Salina Bay, 1995
Vera at Salina Bay, 1995
Having coffee and cake.
Me and Vera at Marsashlok, 1995
Me and Vera at Marsashlok, 1995
Having a walk next to the seashore.
St. Anton's Gardens, 1995
St. Anton's Gardens, 1995
My son is enjoying the care and attention that he gets from his mum and dad. We are also extremely proud and happy with him.
At the sea with our friends from England, 1995
At the sea with our friends from England, 1995
The one wearing the orange shirt is called David. He and his wife Dorothy visited Malta each year and every time they brought presents for Vladimir. This time he also brought his friend, who as you can see is enjoying his holiday.
Kiril's party, 1995
Kiril's party, 1995
The man standing on the left hand side is called Kiril. He is from Moscow. He lived in Malta for number of years and we became good friends. Unfortunately, after we moved to Australia we lost contact with him and his family.
Me and Vera, 1995
Me and Vera, 1995
Going out for a walk.
Party at the Relax Inn Hotel, Buggibba, 1995
Party at the Relax Inn Hotel, Buggibba, 1995
I used to work at this hotel for a few years.
Party at the Relax Inn Hotel, Buggibba, 1995
Party at the Relax Inn Hotel, Buggibba, 1995
I used to work at this hotel for a few years.
St.Paul's Bay, 1996
St.Paul's Bay, 1996
Going out for a walk.
Vladimir, 1996
Vladimir, 1996
Vladimir loved to play with his toys and watch cartoons.
Vladimir, 1996
Vladimir, 1996
I installed an inflatable swimming pool for him on the terrace and he loved to play in it.
Vladimir and I, 1996
Vladimir and I, 1996
Swimming at the sea.
Melieha Bay, 1996
Melieha Bay, 1996
This is one of Malta's most popular sandy beaches.
Vladimir gets his first kindergarden certificate, 1996
Vladimir gets his first kindergarden certificate, 1996
Upon completing his first year at kindergarten, Vladimir got his first certificate and he (and I) are being rewarded with a glass of coke.
At the swimming pool, Sofia, 1995
At the swimming pool, Sofia, 1995
This picture is taken at the biggest public swimming pool in Sofia, with one of my friends, during a holiday in Bulgaria in 1995.
Newly baptized, 1995
Newly baptized, 1995
The more I studied astrology, the more I became convinced that our lives are part of a great, cosmic plan of creation and evolution. Becoming religious is the next obvious step. I got baptized in this small, cosy church in the outskirts of Sofia in 1995 at the age of 29.
Party at our place, 1997
Party at our place, 1997
At our place we had a large terrace where we used to host BBQ parties periodically. In this picture you see us with other Bulgarian families. One of them (Dimitar and Evelina) also came to live in Australia. They did this one year before us.
Farewell party in Sofia, 1998
Farewell party in Sofia, 1998
This cosy and unpretentious European restaurant was my father's favourite place. Incidentally, the farewell party coincided with his birthday. So I decided to treat him there, also inviting my mother. My parents were overwhelmed with joy and sorrow, because although they knew I would have a better future in Australia, they were also realizing that in fact they were losing their son, who was now going to live on the other side of the world.
Farewell party in Malta, 1998
Farewell party in Malta, 1998
This picture of me with my son is taken on my farewell party in Malta. A few days later, I went to Bulgaria for a month, to say goodbye to my parents, relatives and friends and after that I migrated permanently to Australia taking my wife and son with me.

Home » Photo Album » AUSTRALIAN PERIOD

AUSTRALIAN PERIOD

This period comprises all events that occurred in Australia.
Our wedding, 6 June 2000