The History of GOST
The history of magazine GOST started in Varna in November 2013 with a small magazine in Russian language. The idea of the creator Evgenia Styleofsky to advertise Bulgarian business, was supported by large construction companies from the Black Sea coast.
For two years Zenit United Ltd. published over 30,000 copies of the magazine and reached a wide audience not only in Varna, but also in Burgas.
Growth and rebranding
The permanent success was realized not only because of content of the magazine, but also because the quality of the seal. Gradually, more and more authors and creative people joined in the creation of the magazine, and the advertising participation became more prestigious. In 2016, the publishing house moved to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. ZENITafisha was rebranded and appeared GOST magazine – glossy magazine, A4+ format, in two languages – Bulgarian and Russian.
Only in the GOST magazine exclusive interviews of famous Bulgarian mecenaths and personalities can be read:
Businessman Stefan Sharlopov,
The Great Prior of the Templars Rumen Ralchev,
World Champion of Poker and Developer Stanislav Parchomenko,
media magnat Vladimir Zheglov,
Chairman of the Balkan-Aton Association Andrey Kristov,
World famous Chef and the owner of the restaurants PURE and CoultGourmet Dimo Dimov
famous ophthalmologist Alek Topov,
Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Dermatologists Dr. Snezhana Atanasova,
Western Bishop Antoniy of Bulgarian Orthodox Church,
Doctor of economic sciences Ioachim Kalamaris,
General manager of Turkish Airlines Mr. Mehmet Gurkainak
world football star – Hristo Stoichkov.
The first GOST magazines from 2016 have already acquired collectibles value of EUR 500 since they came out in limited circulation and are part of the collections of large businessmen from Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Greece and the USA.
Above the covers from 2018 were made by the world-famous photographer Lyubomir Sergeev. The circulation for 2016-2018 reached 20,000 copies. In 2019, GOST has become available for reading in three languages – Bulgarian, Russian and English.
The idea of the publications was: to reflect all the best in Bulgaria and the Balkans: personalities, historical monuments, culture, energy places, treasures, etc.
In 2023 the magazine GOST will be published again. It will be distributed not only in Bulgaria, but on the territory of Serbia.