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  • September 17, 1973

    KGB Request on Exchange of an Arrested KGB Agent in Tunisia

  • November 16, 1973

    Info from Czechoslovak Security Service on Yugoslav Intelligence Activity in Czechoslovakia

  • June 05, 1974

    Report from D. Stoyanov to T. Zhivkov on Strengthening of the Bulgarian Border with Yugoslavia

    The Minister of Internal Affairs, Dimitar Stoyanov, reports on the security situation along Yugoslav-Bulgarian border. Since that border is the one most often used by defectors, the Minister proposes a 50% increase in the border patrol troops.

  • July 27, 1974

    Telegram from Archbishop Makarios to Todor Zhivkov

    Writing from New York, Makarios seeks Bulgarian support after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on 20 July 1974.

  • February 13, 1976

    Information regarding the meeting of the fraternal intelligence services held in Prague on the 13th and the 14th of February 1976

    Summary of main points from the meeting of the fraternal intelligence services held in Prague on the 13th and the 14th of February 1976.

  • February 14, 1976

    Bulgarian Interior Ministry Account of Meeting in Prague

    A Bulgarian Interior Ministry account of the Prague meeting of Soviet bloc intelligence services on RFE and RL.

  • March 11, 1976

    Minutes of the Meeting between Todor Zhivkov and Fidel Castro in Sofia

    Conversation for the record between Zhivkov and Castro during a four-day-long state visit of the Cuban leader to Bulgaria. Among the main issues discussed was the state of economic development in both countries, their relations with Albania, China, Romania and Yugoslavia; the Cuban foreign policy in Africa and the Caribbean; the civil war in Angola; the battle for the Third World.

  • February 15, 1977

    Information from Gen. P. Stoyanov on Subversive Activity after CSCE Summit

  • April 07, 1977

    Plan for Collaboration between Bulgarian and Hungarian Military Counterintelligence Services in 1977–1980

  • December 27, 1977

    Letter from Sixth Directorate of Bulgarian State Security on KGB Support

    This document from the Sixth Directorate of Bulgarian State Security thanks “Soviet comrades” for their assistance in combating hostile propaganda against Bulgaria. It acknowledges the role of State Security in publishing articles in the Bulgarian media “exposing” RFE and RL, and refers to joint Soviet-Bulgarian operations against Western radios.

  • 1978

    Information from D. Stoyanov to T. Zhivkov on the Internal Situation and Foreign Policy of Ethiopia

    The Minister of Internal Affairs, Dimitar Stoyanov reports on the political situation in Ethiopia during the late 1970s. The economic hardship is pushing Mengistu’s government to accept Western aid, in addition to the support it is getting from the Soviet bloc. Mengistu also seems to be critical of the anti-Soviet policy of China.

  • 1978

    Bulgarian General Stoyanov Meets KGB Geneneral Bobkov to Discuss Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

    Various counter-measures against RFE and RL were discussed in this meeting, including a possible international trial of the “committee” supporting RFE and RL.

  • February 23, 1978

    Ministerial Order on Organization of Counterintelligence Work Against Hostile Emigration

  • July 27, 1978

    Information on Visit to Soviet Union of a Bulgarian State Security VI Directorate Delegation

  • 1979

    Agreement for Collaboration between Bulgarian and Cuban Ministries of the Interior

    The agreement specifies the bilateral cooperation in the intelligence field.

  • 1979

    Bulgarian Cooperation with KGB against 'Subversive Centers'

    This document provides further details of joint KGB-Bulgarian measures to counter RFE and RL. It vaunts the effectiveness of Bulgarian regime counterpropaganda, claiming that it thwarted Western efforts to create internal strife in Bulgaria.

  • 1979

    Bulgarian and Czechoslovak Interior Ministries Plan to Cooperate against Foreign Propaganda

    This document details a plan for cooperation between the 6th Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the 10th Directorate of the Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Czecho-Slovak Socialist Republic during the period 1979-1981 against foreign propaganda operations. Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty are singled out.

  • March 02, 1979

    KGB Information No. 298-A on Kim Philbey Visit to Bulgaria

  • May 26, 1979

    Report from the Head of III Dept. Bulgarian State Security, N. Serkedzhieva on Visit to Moscow in Connection with the Establishment of SOUD

  • May 31, 1979

    Report on Iraqi Intelligence Services Activity in Bulgaria