Father Hometown in Bulgaria Presents Dilma Rousseff with Ancestry TreeDiplomacy | October 5, 2011, Wednesday // 19:00| views
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is in Bulgaria as part of her European tour, will visit Thursday, her father’s birthplace - the central city of Gabrovo. Photo by BGNES
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is in Bulgaria as part of her European tour, will be able to see and receive her ancestry tree Thursday, during her visit to the central city of Gabrovo, her father's birthplace.
In addition, the History Museum in Gabrovo, has prepared a display dedicated to the Bulgarian origins of Dilma Rousseff.
Krasimira Cholakova, a historian working for the museum and researching the history of the kin, tells the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, the family's roots have been traced to the village of Tsotsomani, near Gabrovo, and to a man named Russi, making the latter the first one in the 598-people in the extended ancestry tree. In addition, the first female president of Brazil turned out to be a relative of the first female mayor in Bulgaria.
Cholakova points out that the Rousseff family has given to world one president – Dilma, one Bulgarian minister, Gen. Russi Rousseff, one mayor of Gabrovo, Hristo Rousseff, and Petrana Rousseva – the first female mayor in Bulgaria.
In addition to the ancestry tree, the museum has as gift for the Brazilian President a catalogue in three languages with data about the family and kin related to it.
More on Dilma Rousseff's Bulgarian roots read HERE.
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