MyCentury has some exciting news! We are developing the site as an educational resource to use in Bulgarian schools. We’ve got the backing of Sofia University’s History Faculty and other educational institutions.
Are you a history teacher, are you studying history? What would YOU wish for from an online resource? What would make history come alive for you? Any tips you can share with us?
Please let us know by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Prof Dr Vladimir Atanasov - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The select few will become part of the project when we launch it!

Albania Saranda 1991

Albania Saranda 1991

Ukraine's Mountain People - Hutsuls

Ukraine's Mountain People - Hutsuls

Yugoslavia 1926

Yugoslavia 1926

Prizren Old Homes

Prizren Old Homes

End of the War 1996

End of the War 1996

Sarajevo 1994

Sarajevo 1994

Mostar 1998

Mostar 1998

Serb Krajina 1994

Serb Krajina 1994

Mladic Lived Here

Mladic Lived Here

Borderlands

Borderlands

Tirana

Tirana

Mostar 2010

Mostar 2010

Albania, Vlore and Durres

Albania, Vlore and Durres

Sarajevo Winter

Sarajevo Winter

Prizren

Prizren

Crimean Tatars

Crimean Tatars

Black Sea Journey

Black Sea Journey

Post Soviet

Post Soviet

Odessa Mama

Odessa Mama

Moscow - Peredelkino

Moscow - Peredelkino

Cold War West

Cold War West

Bulgaria North West

Bulgaria North West

Sofia 1959

Sofia 1959

Sofia So Fear

Sofia So Fear

About us

This site is dedicated to Stilian Maksimov: an amateur photographer and a pioneer in more ways than one. Seen here (with white cap) outside his Citroën shop in Sofia, about a decade before the arrival of the Red Army.

At mycentury.tv we're sharing history through the lens - your stories, your past on camera

At mycentury.tv we're sharing history through the lens - your stories, your past on camera. Did you live through the siege of Sarajevo? Were you in Belgrade during the NATO bombing? Perhaps your parents lived through the end of the Soviet Union? We want the videos and photos on this site to help you share your thoughts and memories of the biggest events of the twentieth century, in our parts of the world.

We'd also like you to help us do our bit to preserve visual history -- you can send us photos and old film to be rescued, or record your family stories to share with the rest of us. Just ask us how.

At mycentury we've homed in on three areas that have lived through huge changes: Bulgaria, ex-Yugoslavia, and 'Red Square' - the former Soviet Union. We'll sometimes look across their borders too.

We started out on YouTube in 2007 with our channel Balkani looking at the Yugoslav wars. There were many images of destruction, but also tales of survival and high spirits. The channel opened a conversation between people from all over the world who would otherwise never have met. We moved on to Bulgaria for personal reasons - one of our team defected from there in the 1980s - and we've watched its dramatic history since. Some of the videos here first appeared on our channel BulgariaXXVek. 'Red Square' came later ... and it's about more than just Moscow and Russia.

Our professional background? We're BBC correspondents and producers and have lived in and reported on these parts of the world for many years, and we have a network of contributors with the same passion for preserving history as we have.

We're hoping you'll share your photos or video with us. Leave a comment here, or email us on: editor@mycentury.tv and we'll let you know how to do it. MyCentury.tv is about your history on camera.

Contact info

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London, Sofia, Sarajevo, Moscow

About us

MyCentury.tv is about history on camera. We are hoping you'll share your photos and video with us. We'd like you to get involved, to show history from your point of view.

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