Thursday 22 January 2015

Bozhidar Dimitrov, “Of the skin of a cop"

The story of the career as an agent for the communist-era secret service of Bozhidar Dimitrov, the controversial head of Bulgaria’s National History Museum, is to be published in a 320-page book, “Of the skin of a cop – Tervel Kardam”.
Born in 1945, Dimitrov was recruited to State Security in 1973. The book, to be released at the end of January 2015 or in early February, covers the period from his recruitment to May 1990. Official disclosure of Dimitrov’s State Security past by the Dossier Commission in 2009 led to his departure from Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s first cabinet, in which Dimitrov was minister without portfolio in charge of Bulgarians abroad. The inclusion of a former State Security agent in the Borissov cabinet was in sharp contrast to that cabinet’s policy of keeping former agents and collaborators of the former secret service out of senior state and government positions.
What revelations will this book contain?

'Head of Bulgarian history museum to publish book of his file as a State Security agent', The Sofia Globe staff, January 21, 2015.

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