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July 21, 1990

National Intelligence Daily for Saturday, 21 July 1990

The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 21 July 1990 describes the latest developments in Iraq, Liberia, Koreas, the Soviet Union, Romania, Bulgaria and Panama.

January 16, 1990

Bulgaria: Prospects for Roundtable Talks

An analysis of roundtable talks between the Communist Party, Agrarian Party, and opposition groups.

July 29, 1949

Record of I. V. Stalin's Conversation with V. Chervenkov, P. Damyanov, and A. Yugov on the Issues of Bulgaria's Internal Political Life

Stalin and delegation of Bulgarian officials discuss ongoing political and economic situations in Bulgaria. In addition, Bulgaria's relationship with Yugoslavia is discussed.

January 24, 1969

Minutes of Todor Zhivkov – Indira Gandhi Meeting, Delhi

The two leaders talk about Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the situation in Europe.

January 8, 1957

Information on Turkish and Greek Intelligence Services Activity Against Bulgaria in 1956

A report focused on the Turkish and Greek intelligence activities in Bulgaria. The report outlines the major areas of interest – the Bulgarian military infrastructure, economic development, and the Communist party leadership. The report also talks about the role of the Turkish diplomatic representatives in encouraging repatriation of Turkish-Bulgarians to Turkey.

June 6, 1989

Meeting of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party

Discussion of broadcasts of "Radio Free Europe" and other Western media on Bulgaria's policies towards the country's Turkish minority.

September 20, 1973

Minutes of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov – Leonid I. Brezhnev, Voden Residence [Bulgaria]

The two leaders discuss trade agreements, the situation in the Balkans, and policies toward Yugoslavia, Romania and the PRC.

February 9, 1987

Weekly Bulgarian State Security Review

Based on intelligence sources, the Minister of Internal Affairs Dimitar Stoyanov reports on domestic political developments. Among the issues covered in the memo are the domestic repercussions of the January 1987 Plenary Session of the CPSU Central Committee, as well as the Western allegations of human rights violations in regard to Bulgaria’s policy toward the Turkish ethnic minority.

June 20, 1988

Weekly State Security Review from the Ministry of the Interior to T. Zhivkov

The Minister of the Internal Affairs, Dimitar Stoyanov, briefs Todor Zhivkov on the weekly domestic developments. Among the most pressing issues is the ongoing popular discontent in Ruse triggered by the unresolved problems with industrial pollution in the city. Another issue is the opposition of the Turkish minority to the revival process.

January 5, 1990

Statement of Alexander Lilov, Bulgarian Politburo Member, at a Meeting with the Ministry of the Interior Leadership

Alexander Lilov responds to criticism from the police academy cadets. In an open letter, the cadets, concerned with the softening assimilation policies towards the Turkish minority, claim that Turkish nationalism poses a threat to Bulgaria’s territorial integrity. Lilov dismisses the fears for secession of the predominantly Turkish regions from Bulgaria and reminds his audience that historically Bulgarian nationalism has also been a particularly destructive force.

Pagination