Avramov is the 45-th richest man in Ukraine with a fortune of around USD 352 M, acquired through an alcohol factory in Bolgrad
, a coal mine in Donbass, coal enriching factories and a gas extraction company in Luhansk.
The Bulgarian government has announced it is going to provide a total of BGN 100 000 for the repair of the burned Orthodox Christian Cathedral in the ethnic Bulgarian-populated town of Bolgrad in Ukraine.
The Savior's Transfiguration Cathedral in Bolgrad, a spiritual center of the historical ethnic Bulgarian community in the southwest of Ukraine, burned down the night of January 26.
Bulgaria's Consul in Odessa has already visited the Bolgrad cathedral, where the dome has been destroyed," Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said in Sofia Friday.
EUR 30 000 will be provided by the Bulgarian Parliamentary Committee on Religion, another EUR 10 000 will come from the northeastern Bulgarian municipality of General Toshevo, which has a sister city partnership with Bolgrad, and the rest of the money needed, about BGN 100 000 (EUR 50 000) will be provided directly from the Bulgarian Cabinet's budget.
Speaking during the first ever "National Fair" of the Bessarbian Bulgarians taking place in Sofia on Bulgaria's Independence Day, Dimitrov said official statistics showed there are about 250 000 ethnic Bulgarians living in today's Moldova, and another 300 000 in today's Ukraine in the Odessa and Bolgrad