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  • September 10, 1980

    Minutes of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Samora Machel

    Both leaders discuss recent developments in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola, East Timor, Western Sahara, Poland, and Afghanistan.

  • October 13, 1980

    Minutes of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Constantine Karamanlis , Sofia

  • December 05, 1980

    Stenographic Minutes of the Meeting of Leading Representatives of the Warsaw Pact Countries in Moscow

    Leonid Brezhnev and East European communist leaders discuss the strikes of the 1980-1981 Polish crisis and their aftermath and causes, including the formation of the Solidarity Union. The repercussions of the crisis for socialism in Poland and other Warsaw Pact countries is discussed, as well as possible measures to counter the anti-socialist uprising.

  • February 04, 1982

    Talks between Todor Zhivkov and John Whitehead, US Under Secretary of State, Sofia

    Discussion of US-Bulgarian relations and ideological/political/economic differences between US Under Secretary of State, John Whitehead and CC BCP Secretary General Todor Zhivkov.

  • July 01, 1982

    Minutes of Todor Zhivkov – Richard Nixon Conversation, Euxinograd Residence [Bulgaria]

  • February 24, 1983

    Minutes of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Nicolae Ceausescu on Multilateral Cooperation on the Balkans, Perla Residence [Bulgaria]

  • April 01, 1983

    Memorandum of Conversation Todor Zhivkov – John Silkin

  • July 14, 1983

    Memorandum of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Sofia

  • October 22, 1983

    South-West African People's Organization (SWAPO) President Sam Nujoma's visit to Bulgaria, October 1983

    Notes on a visit by the South-West African People's Organization (SWAPO) to Bulgaria in October 1983. The delegation included Namibian politician Sam Nujoma, who discussed the struggle for Namibian independence from South Africa.

  • December 10, 1983

    Minutes of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Dimitri Fyodorovich Ustinov

  • May 31, 1984

    Minutes of Conversation: Todor Zhivkov – Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko, Moscow

  • June 15, 1984

    Minutes of Conversation: Todor Zhivkov – Kim Il Sung, Sofia

  • January 04, 1985

    Information from Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Peter Mladenov to the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party

    Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Peter Mladenov reports on North Korean Foreign Minister, Kim Yeong-nam's visit and discussion with Todor Zhivkov, concerning North Korea's "South-South" initiative for economic cooperation between developing countries.

  • May 02, 1985

    Minutes of Conversation: Todor Zhivkov – Daniel Ortega Saavedra on the Situation in Central America and Bulgarian Aid to Nicaragua

  • June 19, 1985

    Statement by Todor Zhivkov on Visit to the DPRK

    General Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Todor Zhivkov reports on his visit to North Korea, describing discussions with Kim Il Sung on North-South Korean relations and the growing concern of capitalism in China.

  • May 06, 1987

    Transcript of Conversation between Todor Zhivokov and Zhao Ziyang in Beijing

    Talks with Zhao Ziyang 6 of May 1987 in Beijing regarding Chinese and Bulgarian Communist policies.

  • May 07, 1987

    Memorandum of Conversation of Bulgarian President Todor Zhivkov with Chinese Leader Deng Xiaoping, Beijing, 7 May 1987

    Talks with Deng Xiaoping 7th of May 1987 in Beijing regarding Chinese and Bulgarian Communist policies and accomplishments of these countries.

  • April 22, 1989

    Official talks between Todor Zhivkov and Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece

    Official talks between the President of the State Council of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria Todor Zhivkov and the Prime Minister of Greece Andreas Papandreou regarding Greek-Bulgarian relations.

  • June 06, 1989

    Bulgarian Politburo Discussion on Radio Free Europe Monitoring Reports (excerpt)

    This extract from a Politburo discussion indicates the attention paid to monitoring Western broadcasts for the top Party elite and Party leader Zhivkov’s impatience with the regime monitors’ focus on RFE broadcasts.

  • November 10, 1989

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Sofia to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Sofia to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the approval by the CC of the CPB of the resignation of Todor Zhivkov