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the largest mountain climate health resort in Bulgaria. It lies 70 km southeast of Sofia, on the northern slopes of the Rila Mountains, at an altitude of 1,300 m. It has a stable, warm winter, with an average January temperature of about -4.4° C, and a cool summer, with an average July temperature of 15.3° C. The annual precipitation is about 960 mm. The mountain climate, sun and air baths, and mountain walks promote physical fitness. Patients suffering from affections of the upper respiratory tracts of nontubercular origin, bronchial asthma, secondary anemia, and functional disturbances of the nervous system are treated. Borovets has sanatoriums, rest homes, hotels, and tourist centers. The season lasts the year round.

Borovets is a sports center of Bulgaria, where there are annual national and international skiing and ice hockey competitions. It is the starting point for mountain climbers ascending Musala (2,925 m), the highest mountain in the Balkan Peninsula.


Borisov, A. D. Vazhneishie kurorty sotsialisticheskikh stran Ev-ropy. Moscow, 1967.


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The 4G service will be initially available in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse as well as most of southern Bulgaria, including the ski resorts of Bansko, Pamporovo and Borovetz.
We ate well too in Varna, Bansco, Borovetz, Plovdiv and in the countryside near the Rila monastery where we enjoyed trout freshly fished for us.
Harvey Borovetz, Distinguished Professor and Former Chair, Department of Bioengineering at Pitt.
Also elected as At-large members to the UCC Board are: Frank Borovetz, Councilmember, Muskegee, Okla.
The Road Agency Chair named several road sections around the country that are supposed to become high-speed roads a Sofia-Vidin (as an extension of the Struma Highway from Sofia to the Greek border); Ruse-Veliko Tarnovo (connecting the future Hemus Highway to the Romanian border); the "Rila Road" (from Sofia to the top mountain resort Borovetz, which was previously planned to be built as a highway); as well as beltways of the cities of Vidin, Montana, and Gabrovo.
Doctor Hristo Stoychev has stated that the number of patients injured at the ski slopes in the winter resorts Bansko and Borovetz is increasing.
Harvey Borovetz, the Principal Investigator of the consortium, and Distinguished Professor and Chairman at the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh commented, "We are honored that the PediaFlow VAD and our consortium have been recognized by NIH, as well as our clinical and scientific peers, for our advances and the capability of this potentially revolutionary blood pump technology.
Even though at present the Borovetz resort is on the verge of its electric equipment, there are no dangers of potential breakdown because there have not been new constructions at the resort for more than a year," said Rosen Yordanov, the head of "Operation and maintenance of network" department of CEZ.
Borovetz, PhD, deputy director, Artificial Organs and Medical Devices, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and chair, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh; and James Antaki, professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.
In January, Galev and his friends beat two guards of a ski lift in the Borovetz resort.