Radoy Ralin

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Radoy Ralin
Радой Ралин
Born(1922-04-23)April 23, 1922
Sliven, Bulgaria
DiedJuly 21, 2004(2004-07-21) (aged 82)
Sofia, Bulgaria
OccupationWriter satirist

Radoy Ralin (Bulgarian: Радой Ралин) (April 23, 1922 – July 22, 2004), born Dimitar Stoyanov (Bulgarian: Димитър Стоянов), was a famous Bulgarian dissident, poet, and satirist.

After the downfall of the communist regime, he was urged to run for Parliament, but adamantly refused.

His works have been translated into 37 languages.


Radoy Ralin Peak on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Radoy Ralin.

External links[edit]

  • Radoy Ralin's profile at the web page of the Bulgarian National Radio
  • "Radoi Ralin: Much loved Bulgarian satirist who gave expression to his dissidence in epigrams, novels, poems and plays", The Times, August 24, 2004
  • "Obituary: Radoi Ralin, 81, Bulgarian poet", The Boston Globe, July 24, 2004