Assoc. Prof. Kostadin Paev, DSc.
South-West University “Neofit Rilski” Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Abstract. The views of Todor Bourmov for the government of Bulgaria are
reflected in a document stored in Russian archives. At the first its publication,
the document was defined as a response of one of the Bulgarian notables – Todor
Bourmov – to the questions of the Russian civil administration in Bulgaria from
1878, and in the second – as rules for the election of a Bulgarian prince. According
contained in this article concept, in both cases there are errors and inaccuracies, but
in principle, the document itself contains a number of provisions found a place in
the initial draft of the Organic Statute of the Bulgarian principality.
Keywords: Todor Bourmov; Bulgarian notables; Original draft of Organic Statute; Turnovo constitution
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