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  • January 16, 1960

    Report from Col. V. Terziev Military Counterintelligence Activity in 1959

  • April 09, 1960

    Information from Romania on Turkish Intelligence Interests Towards Bulgaria

  • May 12, 1960

    Top Secret Bulgarian Politburo Resolution on Arms Delivery to Africa and Asia

    This document includes a memorandum from the Chairman of the State Planning Commission who recommends exporting excess military production to countries in Africa and Asia. In an attached table the production capacities of the Bulgarian military-industrial complex are shown.

  • June, 1960

    Central Committee Bulgarian Communist Party Politburo Resolution Regarding Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

    In Resolution NO. 136, the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party establishes diplomatic relations with Cuba; sets the goal of establishing and expanding political, economic, and cultural relations with Cuba; and proposes an invitation for Raul Castro to visit Bulgaria. The resolution includes a report drafted by Minister of Foreign Trade Georgi Kumbiliev, on behalf of Todor Zhivkov, to Prime Minister Anton Jugov. Kumbiliev reviews Cuba's interest in a trade agreement with Bulgaria and provides background information about Cuba's trade agreements with other socialist countries, specifically Cuba's export of sugar and import of petrol and agricultural machines.

  • June 16, 1960

    Report of the Governmental Delegation Visiting Argentina and Cuba

    The document includes excerpts from a Bulgarian delegation's report on their visit to Latin America in 1960. The excerpt covers the delegation's visit to Cuba. Avramova and Agnelov report Cuba's desire to establish diplomatic and cultural relations with Bulgaria. Cuba's interest paramountly involve trade. Avramova and Angelov summarize meetings with important government officials, particulalry Ernesto Guevara, head of the National Bank, and Raul Castro, Minister of Armed Forces. Topics include: the development of the revolution against the Batista government, post-Batista power struggles, geographical fatalism and US influence, Cuba's challenges (e.g. illiteracy, the lack of specialists), land and agricultural reform, construction, industrialization. The delegation recommends the establishment of official relations with Cuba and an invitation for Raul Castro to visit Bulgaria.

  • June 30, 1960

    Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party Politburo Resolution Regarding Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

    Resolution of the Bulgarian Communist Party to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. A report is presented which describes current Cuban economic and trade relations with the Soviet Union, as well as Poland and Czechoslovakia.

  • July 28, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 28 July 1960

    Kim Do-man and A.M. Puzanov discuss the program of Khrushchev's planned visit to North Korea.

  • September 03, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 3 September 1960

    In a conversation with A.M. Puzanov, Kosto Bogdanov notes his surprise at the long absence of the Chinese Ambassador in Pyongyang.

  • October 29, 1960

    Information on the VIII Congress of National Socialist Party of Cuba

    In a secret supplement to information from the VIII Congress of the People's Socialist Party, Bulgarian delegates Abramov and Tellalov summarize answers that Blas Roca, the Cuban delegation head, provided the congress. Roca claimed that socialism is the end goal of the revolution, but it is not publicly discussed. He explained the Communist party's involvement in the revolution and July 26th Movement. Abramov and Tellalov also describe the reestablishment of relations and disagreements between Cuba and Yugoslavia, including discussions about weapons. Fidel Castro met with socialist country representatives and described Cuba's plans to nationalize enterprises, particularly American. During the congress Castro described the evolution of the July 26th Movement and the consolidation of Communism in Cuba. Abramov and Tellalov endorse Castro's leadership and review the Cuban military's strengths and weaknesses. There is a brief mention Sino-Soviet relations.

  • November 01, 1960

    Results of Joint KGB / Bulgarian State Security Operation on Greek Emigration in Bulgaria

  • November 01, 1960

    Letter from Gen. G. Tzankov to A. Shelepin Regarding Conference in Vienna of US Consuls in Eastern Europe

    The Bulgarian Minister of Internal Affairs informs the Soviet State Security Committee Chief about a forthcoming meeting in Vienna where US officials will discuss consular issues

  • November 21, 1960

    Foreign Counterintelligence Bulletin No. 56 on Agent-Operational Activities

  • December 01, 1960

    Information from Gen. B. Dumkov Regarding the New Structure of US Military Intelligence

  • December 15, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 15 December 1960

    Georgy Kostov Bogdanov raised several issues to A.M. Puzanov, which Bogdanov intends to address to DPRK deputy minister of foreign affairs. Pak Seong-cheol invites dignitaries from several socialist countries for a film screening; one of films excessively praise Kim Il Sung’s heroism as he led an anti-Japanese partisan struggle.

  • December 22, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 22 December 1960

    Bogdanov informs Puzanov of his conversation with Ri Ju-sik. Puzanov invites Korean arts officials to a film. Pak Yeon-seong notifies Puzanov that the exhibit given by the Soviet government has successfully arrived.