Evgeniy Stanchev, one of the first journalists to cover the Chernobyl Disaster- Dies at Age 78

The prominent Bulgarian editor and journalist Evgeniy Stanchev died. He was one of the first to cover the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster when it happened.

Born on April 13, 1939, in the Kingdom of Bulgaria, Stanchev is famous for being the main editor of “Duma,” the Left-wing publication heavily associated with the Bulgarian Socialist Party. He also served as the head editor on “Pogled,” the weekly newspaper of the Bulgarian Union of Journalists. His coverage of the Chernobyl disaster was published in 1987.

Stanchev’s daughter Kamelia expressed her mourning on her Facebook page: “A great man and Bulgarian left us today – my father!”

Stanchev’s memorial service will be conducted this Sunday in the Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church in Sofia. EUscoop gives condolences to the family of the departed.

Alex Dimchev

Alex Dimchev is a writer, editor, and weapons master for EUscoop.com

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