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December 30, 1985

Bulgarian Interior Minister Visits Moscow to Coordinate Activities against Foreign Propaganda Operations






for tHe attention of tHe dePutY-minister of tHe interior and tHe Head of tHe first direCtorate of state seCuritY



Comrade dePutY-minister,


From 12/16 through 12/20/1985 a group of top operatives from the interior ministry, led by the ministry of the interior, Colonel-General Dimitar Stoyanov, had a meeting and conversations with representatives of various departments of the KGB.


The group was received by Politburo member and KGB chairman Comrade Chebrikov. During the meeting, Comrade Chebrikov made a profound analysis of the international political and operational situation.



[We proposed] the elaboration of a prospective plan of struggle against the emigrant centers.


Dr. Chebrikov said that the idea was good, but that this was quite a difficult task. We need to take more active measures to penetrate the centers, publish materials, expose them, etc.


[We proposed] to elaborate a coordination plan for discrediting radio “Liberty” and Free Europe.


The proposal was accepted. […]


dePutY-Head of first direCtorate of state seCuritY and Head of dePartment “i”

major general: (sig.)

/K. Velichkov/


This note regarding the results of the visit of a group of Interior Ministry officials to the KGB in Moscow contains a proposal to develop a coordinated plan to discredit RFE and RL.

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Bulgarian Interior Ministry Archive, Fond 2, Record 4, Document 114. Obtained by Jordan Baev. Translated by Miroslav Vajarov.


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