site.btaTaraclia Receives Icon and Books from Bulgaria
A copy of the 8th century Mozdok Icon of the Mother of God, by icon painter Toshko Vachev from Burgas, along with several boxes of children's literature by Bulgarian authors, were donated to the administration of Taraclia by the winner of the Miss Bulgaria 2022 beauty pageant, Oksana Zhelyapova, who is originally from Moldova.
"I express my sincere gratitude to Oksana Zhelyapova for her wonderful contribution to the knowledge of Bulgarian culture among our young generation. I also thank the icon painter who presented Taraclia with one of his works," said Taraclia Mayor Veaceslav Lupov on his Facebook page.
Lupov added that the books have already been donated to the city's kindergartens, "where from an early age they can cultivate a love for the language, traditions and culture of the Bulgarian people".