The first Para Military organization investigating terrorism and Russian influence in Bulgaria was the Shipka Military Union. Its concept in 2016 that through volunteer units in Bulgaria will counter the Islamic Invasion in Europe. To this end, they started setting up military camps in which retired military personnel trained schoolchildren and students.
In Bulgaria, under the eyes of all institutions and the media, Russian para-military organizations engaged in the military training of Bulgarian children in Russia are actively and without problems. The Vityazi Association, an international Russian children's and youth NGO that promotes military sports and patriotic education, has been active in Russia as a legal entity since 1992 and has 44 regional branches in Russia, including the Republic of Crimea, as well as branches in the Republic of South Ossetia, the Moldovan Republic of Transnistria, Serbia, Latvia, Estonia and Bulgaria.
The Association has received numerous diplomas and awards, presidential scholarships in 2008, 2013-2014 and is included in the State Register of Youth and Children's Public Associations, which enjoys state support (Order of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs No. 140 of May 6, 2016). Classes are held in military, sports, sports-patriotic and other clubs and centres operating, as a rule, in educational establishments.
The founder and chairman of the organization is Special Forces officer Major Nikolai Nemchinov. Nemchinov is on the board of the Russian Organization of Officers, was awarded the medal of the Order of Merit to the Fatherland II degree, the medal of the Russian Orthodox Church "St. Daniel of Moscow", the medal "100 years since the birth of Vladimir Lenin", the Medal of Honor of the Directorate of the Federal Drug Control Service in Moscow "For Merit", the Order of Merit to the Cossacks I degree.
In 1977, he organized a karate sports club "Paratroopers", thus giving a start to his coaching activity, training special forces in the USSR. Since 1996 he has been the president of the Russian Shotokan Karate Academy. Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Interregional Public Organization for Children and Youth, which supports military-sport and patriotic education of children and youth. Initiator of a number of laws related to Patriotic Education in Russia. Read more about related to Russian Patriotic Education at the level of the Russian Parliament, having intersections in the Pazardzhik region, here...
In Pazardzhik a partner in the organization and in life is the top educator, repeatedly awarded by the Pazardzhik City Hall - Albena Galabinova.
2014- Camp Moscow- Bulgarian-Russian Para Military organization Vityazi(The Russian Knights)
The children are taught, under the instruction of Russian military officers, to handle various weapons and explosives.
One of the pillars of the totalitarian regime in Bulgaria, as well as of the revived Putin regime, is the role of the Youth Organizations in the social and political life and their importance for the preservation of socialism. Here is the architect of culture in Pazardzhik during Communism and after Communism.
The Para Military Vityazi(Russian Knights) at an organized demonstration- The Russian Anthem is performed in front of the Parliament of Bulgaria- 2016
The Bulgarian&Russian Association on a visit to the Bulgarian Parliament, together with the Russian Ambassador in Bulgaria, "BULGARIAN ASSOCIATION VITYAZI - KHAN ASPARUH" took part in the opening of the exhibition "Freedom and National Consciousness" in the building of the National Assembly on the occasion of the NATIONAL HOLIDAY OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA March 3 - the Day of the Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. There was also a meeting and discussion with MPs and guests of the event, among whom was the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Yuri Nikolayevich Isakov.
Nikolita Valeva is the positive example of growing through the Vityazi camps in Russia. A model popularised trough some the local medias. She started attending the annual camps in Moscow for Eastern European youth in 2010 and tells in interviews with Russian and Bulgarian media. In 2017, she was accepted to Sank Peterburg Law University without any fees, in addition to receiving a state scholarship. Любовта към Русия отвежда пазарджиклийка в града на белите н... (marica.bg)
Russians feel them as brothers, close language, one faith, common culture and history. I feel at home in Russia. The police take care of order and peace of citizens. The other thing is the pride Russians feel as a nation. They value their history and their origins. This nation gives me great strength and motivation.
As in every PR article about Russia, Russian education, general culture, faith and history, as well as about Vityazi of course, it is mentioned that it is taken from Russian media that write a lot about Bulgaria.
The Beggining- 2015
The first cultural - information center of the Association "Vityazi - Khan Asparuh" in Bulgaria was opened on March 3, 2015 in Pazardzhik. This became possible thanks to the businessman Georgi Delchev, who provided the NGO with premises in the building on ul. "Dimitar Kazakov - Neron "8. In front of the audience Albena and Milena Galabinov presented the activities of the "Knights(Vityazi)", which have been operating in our country since 2013. In Russia, however, the association has been active since 1992.
Special thanks were expressed to the businessman Georgi Delchev for his contribution to the development of the Association. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to the Mayor of Strelcha Ivan Evstatiev, the Mayor of Dobrovnitsa Gurko Mitev and many public figures. The meeting was also honored by the Governor of the region Trendafil Velichkov, who in his speech said that in his person the Association finds support and supporter.
History Club- The first official event of the newly opened office of Vityazi was on the occasion of the 9th of May, the Victory Day of Russia.
Participants were prominent historians Prof. D.I.N. Milen Semkov, Prof. D.I.N. Lyudmil Spasov, Assoc. Prof. D.I.N. Biser Georgiev, Mr. Boyko Sirakov - curator in the department "New and Recent History" at the Regional Historical Museum - Pazardzhik; the Director of the Regional Historical Museum Mr. Hadzhiyski; members of the organization from all over the country - children and parents other guests who attended the event. Children from the Association handed out brochures in the center of Pazardzhik and hung "St. George ribbon" - a symbol of soldier's bravery and heroism. This symbol is an expression of respect and gratitude to the veterans, a contribution to the memory of the fallen on the battlefield, gratitude to the people who gave everything for the front and thanks to whom the victory was achieved in 1945.
A video call was established with the President of our Association, who presented the organization of the parade in Moscow. We also received greetings from the Chairman of the IOA "Association of Knights" - Nikolay Nemchinov. Participants in the Round Table - including guests visited and viewed the exhibition arranged in honor of May 9 in the Regional History Museum of Pazardzhik. A memorial service was held at the St. Mary's Church to commemorate the war dead.
Educational Center Vityazi Pazardjik- February 2017
The Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria Anatoly Makarov will arrive on Friday in Pazardzhik to open an Educational Center at the Cultural Center of the "Bulgarian Khan Asparuh Knights Association" and conduct a lecture with children on "Diplomacy - from past to present". After that Ambassador Makarov met with the Mayor of the town - Todor Popov, and a little later with the Governor of the region - Ginche Karaminova. This was followed by a meeting with representatives of NGOs from Pazardzhik and the region. She was held at the monument of Gen. Brock, where flowers and wreaths were laid.
22/12/2015 Reception at the Russian Embassy
For Christmas at the Russian Embassy together with the main sponsor of Vityazi in Pazardzhik- businessman Georgi Delev. Director of the club Milena Galabinova receives an award from the Russian Ambassador.
The Professional High School of Economics and Management in Pazardzhik May- 2015
Pushkin Club- The Professional High School of Economics and Management in Pazardzhik with Vityazi- February 2017
In 2017 The Professional High School of Economics and Management in Pazardzhik and the organization jointly develop activities and together with the Russian teacher Cholakova , who created the club "Al. Pushkin".
For the Whole Civilized World in Russia Putin Revives Hitler Youth Movement.
But in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, part of the EU and NATO, a country receiving billions of development funds, Bulgarian-Russian para-military organizations are normal. And no pro-Western media or Party voiced an objection! All the local and national media are either silent or simply present the throwing of grenades by children as something useful. The NGO sector, is in complete silence, although most of them "Parade for their Pro West" affiliation. Institutions are part of all that is happening, as if this is the normal and the reality facing Bulgaria.
And the head of the para-military organization, even in 2022, was voted Teacher of the Year by the Pazardzhik City Council. Ruyssian Style Education.
Youths are not only through military skills and physical training prepared, but also through various pedagogical methods, literature and lectures, excursions and meetings, ideologically are taught the religion morals- about the russian version of Orthodoxy, Traditional Values and Love for the Russian and Bulgaria brotherhood.
Cultural Exchange in Russia
Ethnonationalism, Patriotism, Orthodoxy
Cultural Training in Pazardzhik
Patriotic training mixed with physical training is a Russian model that Pazardzhik borrowed. This is what Denis Altapov, Deputy Mayor of Stavropol, said during his visit to Pazardzhik in 2017.
Who provides the umbrella to the Vityazi?
If we look at what is being shown in Bulgaria, our first impression will be that there is an opposition that is Pro West. As well as our impression will be that there is a Radical Right that is demonstrating that it is Nationalist and that it is working with European Right Parties.
If you look deeper into the provincial structures of these same vociferous anti-communist nationalists, you might be shocked.
Dr Komitski was named 2015 Doctor of the Year in Bulgaria. Обявиха д-р Комитски за "Лекар на годината" (bulnews.bg) He is a nationalist leader of VMRO from Vratsa. But the same doctor (from the Anti- Russian VMRO), as seen on social media, is a good friend and supporter of the Russian Youth Para Military Organization "Vityazi-Khan Asparuh", and that Dr. Komitski is a member of the Russian Youth Para Military Organization "Vityazi-Khan Asparuh". Komitsky and his wife Polina in 2020 together with the leadership of Vityazi are in Moscow on May 9th for the Victory Parade. More about the Russian Youth Para Military Organization that train Bulgarian kids in Russian millitery camps read here Child Soldiers- Para Military Bulgarian Russian Organization from Pazardzhik (theangel.today)
A little deeper look at the Komitski family from Vratsa, Bulgaria makes an even stronger impression with their political presence from leaders of the ruling "pro-Western" GERB, through the "pro-Russian" ABV.
As the family controls even the most appetizing in Bulgaria (and for certain groups in Italy) the processing of garbage. In general, in Bulgaria nationalism, communism and loyalty to Russia in general are in many cases in symbiosis.
A little more about GERB, VMRO, European Garbage and Russia
Bulgaria is a hub for the processing of European waste, controlled by the Italian and Russian mafia. Kovachki is the hidden owner of some of the largest energy sites serving to incinerate European waste, and officially presents himself as their consultant.
Born in Samokov, son of a Communist Party activist. In 1988, in the midst of major political changes in the USSR, Kovachki graduated in physics from the Leningrad Institute of Precision Mechanics and Optics. In 1991 he defended his thesis on lasers and microelectronics there. At the dawn of the 1990s, he exported canned goods to Russia, participated in speculative trading in Bulgaria, and held stands in various markets. He was seen as a small player. It never occurred to anyone that he would suddenly find himself at the head of the energy business. According to Free Europe, there is no certain data about Kovachki's first million, but three assumptions are most often mentioned - that it was accumulated from trade with Russia in the troubled times that followed Perestroika; that it came from patronizing Konstantin Dimitrov's (drug) business - Samokovets; that it was accumulated from bank loans. Or all three together.
Who is the Chief Supporter of the Vityazi in Pazardzhik?
1. Euro Financing
First place in donating and supporting historical monuments in the Pazardzhik region and the Vityazi para-military organization is the Euro Financing Champion - the construction contractor Gogo Delev, who is one of the closest people to the long-time mayor of Pazardzhik Todor Popov. Gogo Delev, provided premises to the Bulgarian-Russian Youth Para Military Organisation free of charge, and sponsored much of their activities.
In 2016, Georgi Delchev received an award from the Regional Governor of Pazardzhik Trendafil Velichkov (the former leader of the Youth Socialists) for a municipal project that was 19 times more expensive than its real cost.
Hotel Forum Pazardzhik- Russian New Year- Chairman of Vityazi Nemchinov together with local entrepreneur and patron of Russian Culture and Influence Delchev.
2.The Russian Hotel
The place where the Russian evenings are celebrated in Pazardzhik is a very interesting Hotel and Restaurant.
3. College of Economics Pazardzhik
The Economic College in Pazardzhik, is the place where the chairwomen and leaders of the Russian Para Military NGO, work the two leaders, sisters Gulubinova. Which in itself is a signal to the local Educational Inspectorate for conflict of interest and serious violations. But as the official website of the Russian NGO shows, it was the President of the Russian organization himself who was at the College in Pazardzhik for visits and official negotiations on cooperation. And in general, Pazardzhik, since the early 2000s has been in close cooperation with Russia for Educational Exchange. Read more on... Pazardzhik, Bulgaria and Stavropol, Russia, Brothers Forever! (theangel.today)
Overview of Pazardzhik
Pazardzhik is an extremely interesting city, with its past, the interesting people who came from it, and its patriotic initiatives. In Pazardzhik, during the war with Ukraine, began the construction of the largest in Eastern Europe initiative for Peace - a park that should unite Ambassadors from different countries as a platform for Peace. As the Russian, Belarusian and Serbian Embassies have different intersections in the city.
After all, Pazardzhik has been twinned with the Russian city of Stavropol since the beginning of the millennium, and the contractual relationship includes, in addition to the commercial part, students and teachers who make a bilateral exchange every year.
The architect of the Culture of Pazardzhik during this period was Georgi Spasov, who also headed the Department of Culture at the Pazardzhik City Council.
Twice at the head of the town is quite an interesting figure Trendaphil Velichkov, a man who led the youth organization of the BSP (the former communist party).
Patriotism, military training and Orthodox Christianity is the pattern that is taking shape in modern Russia to dominate youth formation. This was largely applied in Pazardzhik(a large scale social experiment for over 15 years) until the beginning of the Military Conflict in Ukraine, which led to a complete cover up.