"State terror" may include the physical elimination of opponents or attacks against them. But the important thing about state terrorism is the mass dissemination of terror (from the French term terreur meaning "great fear", first used during the French Revolution) to ensure compliance, through the generation of psychological impact beyond the immediate victims. State terror is a specific type of terrorism. Some contemporary writers use the term "terrorism" to refer to actions by groups with a limited political base or by parties on the weaker side in an asymmetric war, and "terror" to refer to actions by governments and law enforcement officials, usually within the legal framework of the state. The term "terror" covers a wide range of human atrocities, from the use of Stalin-style executions to secret or public attacks on groups and even ethnic cleansing and genocide. With the internet and social media today contributing immensely to the mass spread of the 'great fear'.
On May 1st, a terrorist act was committed in Bulgaria against Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev. A figure investigating Russian influence and espionage in Bulgaria. The assassination case against Ivan Geshev (and his family) is an example of who the so-called Pro-Western Parties in Bulgaria are subordinate to and how the Judicial System and the Administration of Justice as a whole works. A demonstration that even the Prosecutor General is not untouchable and anyone in Bulgarian society can be crushed by the state apparatus if they oppose Russia. An illustration behind which the real role of Bulgaria in the EU as a proxy of Russia shines through.
The increasingly unstable political situation in Bulgaria is the latest blow to a country which, when it joined the EU in 2007, seemed likely to take a democratic turn. Boyko Borissov's reign during the majority of 2009-2021 was marked by corruption, scandals about misused EU funds (now under investigation by the European Public Prosecutor's Office), high rates of emigration, poverty, and inflation. In effect, Bulgaria has spent more than a decade dominated by a mafia elite with roots in the communist-era intelligence services. Bulgaria is still not part of the eurozone or the Schengen area — mainly for failing to tackle its endemic corruption while struggling for eligibility in the EU's Recovery Plan due to lack of judicial reform. 88 percent of Bulgarians see corruption as widespread, and there have been numerous mass protests calling for a genuine fight against corruption. Nothing seems to have changed, however—in January of this year, the Council of Europe's anti-corruption body GRECO (Group of States Against Corruption) criticised Bulgaria for lack of political transparency. More about the corruption in Bulgaria: Bulgaria- Easy Corrupt Prey to Russia (theangel.today)
As Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev had one main mission, to deal with the Russian Spy Network in Bulgaria. After the attack against him, he said he would deal with corruption and the corrupt political elite and paravane democracy, but in the end this had not happened for many years and the sacrifice of the leader Boyko Borissov who ruled from 2009 to 2021 seems like a demonstration aimed at preserving corruption and the real beneficiaries of corruption. He certainly failed in both.
Like Russia, Bulgaria has become a mafia state. It is run by an autocratic kleptocracy and oligarchs whose origins can be traced back to the communist-era spy agency, the State Security Committee (CSS), the equivalent of the KGB, and to the privatisation of lucrative state assets. Bulgaria is the most corrupt country in the European Union and NATO and over the past decade there has been almost no improvement in this area, despite the constant calls of Brussels and Washington to tackle the problem. With many experts arguing that the situation has even worsened under Boyko Borissov - who was Bulgaria's prime minister for most of the EU integration period (and EU accession multi-billion funds) between 2009 and 2021 - and his powerful right-wing populist party GERB. Borissov continues to be one of the most influential people in the country and is fighting to regain the leadership with his party in early parliamentary elections on April 2, the fifth such vote in two years. For the EU and the Council of Europe, Bulgaria presents a serious reputational and credibility problem. It is the most corrupt member state, concludes the NGO Transparency International. The US State Department says it has "significant human rights problems" and "serious problems with judicial independence and government corruption". This crisis also undermines the credibility of the EU as it has failed to respond to the escalation of corruption in its poorest country.
Bulgaria, next to Ukraine
On April 28, 2023 the Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev paid an official visit to Ukraine, signing a cooperation agreement with the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office. The main aspect of the agreements were war crimes committed by Russia on the territory of Ukraine. The agreement formed the framework for Russia's declaration of genocide. As the Prosecutor General of Bulgaria declared Russian President Vladimir Putin a criminal who would be arrested if he set foot on Bulgarian soil no connection was made.
Act of Terrorism
On May 1st, 2023 between Sofia and Samokov an attempt was made to blow up the motorcade of the Prosecutor General of Bulgaria Ivan Geshev who travels on weekends with his wife and children. This is the first such political assassination in the new Bulgarian history after the fall of Communism. And it comes at a time when Bulgaria is immersed in a political and financial crisis. What the investigation announced is the First Case of Political Terrorism in Bulgaria.
“Thank God I switched cars at the last minute! Thank God nobody got killed! I am worried about the children, they got really scared,” said Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev for the website epicenter.bg after yesterday’s roadside explosion.
About Ivan Geshev
Under the title “Bulgarian government investigated over Russia sanctions implementation”, on 1 May, 2023 the English-language version of Euractiv quotes a statement by Bulgaria’s Prosecutor’s Office on Friday as Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev was on a visit to Moldova and Ukraine. “The Prosecutor’s Office requests information from the Council of Ministers and all ministries and departments participating in the Coordination Group (for Russian sanctions) on specific measures taken, actions and acts issued in connection with the sanctions imposed,” the Prosecutor’s Office announced. “Even Hungary, which often defends positions in favour of Russia, froze Russian assets worth more than €900 million. In Bulgaria, nearly 300,000 Russians own over 500,000 properties, according to the latest data from the authorities in 2019. In Bulgaria, the National Revenue Agency is in charge of imposing sanctions, though it has not issued a single act imposing sanctions for the past eight years,” Euractiv writes.
As Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev had one main mission, to deal with the Russian Spy Network in Bulgaria and President Rumen Radev, who since 2016 was embroiled in a spectacular scandal with the Russian Secret Services. Then the Chairwoman of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (which nominated Radev for President) Kornelia Ninova admitted after the elections that she had discussed Radev's candidacy with Leonid Reshetnikov, a general of the Russian secret services (KGB) and Director of the Moscow Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), which covers Russia's interests in Eastern Europe and Bulgaria in particular. Reshetnikov had previously conducted a survey in Bulgaria to determine the most promising profile of the candidate. For this purpose, he used the leader of the "Russophiles" movement, Nikolai Malinov, who has since been accused of being an "agent for Russian influence". Rumen Radev emerges from the poll as the most promising candidate, whom Reshetnikov hopes will redirect Bulgaria not away from the West but towards Russia.
Ivan Geshev is definitely failing as a whole, as well as the Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office. Apart from noisy media headlines, the result is Zero, and President Radev is a second term President, and his caretaker governments have ruled Bulgaria for more than two years. And the pro-Russian Radical Nationalist Vazrazhdane Party has become a leading political force. While the traditional pro-Russian Bulgarian Socialist Party, has become an established centrist force.
Initial Responses in the Judicial System
Judiciary employees took to the streets in protests across Bulgaria on 02/05/2023. They pointed out that the Attorney General has been subjected to numerous threats and attacks over time. As the Political and Power has done nothing and more so the Prosecutor's Office is under attack by the Political Forces as well.
At the same time of the bomb attack in Bulgaria, a large-scale operation against the Italian Mafia from Calabria was launched in Europe.
Minister of the Interior Ivan Demerdzhiev on the attack against Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev
Bulgaria's Interior Minister Ivan Demerdzhiev stood up in front of parliament and leaked confidential information from the investigation and not only neglected the case but also raised different types of doubts.
European Parliament and Europol
The European Parliament's Rule of Law Group expressed concern about the case and wondered why the Bulgarian investigation did not allow Interpol to enter Bulgaria and help with the investigation until 05/05/2023.
Bulgaria part of International Terrorism
Bulgaria has a strategic geo-location of international criminal trafficking, located at the crossroads connecting East and West. Which in many cases gives it a proxy role. At the same time Moscow has become an international hub for criminal organisations. Gangster and Terrorist Heaven that provides a safe heaven and logistical hub for criminal and terrorist activities.
Italian newspaper links one of the most famous Bulgarian Mafiosi Brando with Irelend IRA, Kurdish PKK, Spanish ETA and Turkish "Grey Wolves". A story in the southern Italian daily Gazzetta del Sud claimed that Turkish terrorists were supplying arms and drugs to the criminal clans of the Calabrian mafia in the city of Crotone, while the Kurds were doing business with the clans of Corigliano. The Basques, on the other hand, were in charge of collecting the loans. The Colombian AUC (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia) guaranteed the tons of cocaine and Evelyn Banev's role was to distribute and sell it. The newspaper cited for its allegations an investigation by the District Anti-Mafia Directorate in the city of Reggio Calabria. It was through it that the links between the Ndrangheta bosses and the IRA terrorists became clear.
In an extensive article, the newspaper Die Welt points out that Ndrangheta has been active in Eastern Europe for 20 years. It is also capable of influencing elections," claims anti-Mafia prosecutor Nicola Gratteri from Calabria. According to the publication, he is the most important forensic expert on the issue of the international contacts of the powerful Calabrian mafia. The mafia's tentacles are all over Eastern Europe
Back in 2008, Francesco Forgione, the chairman of the anti-mafia commission in the Roman parliament, presented a detailed report on the international expansion of the Ndrangheta. Forgione, a Calabrian, has long been under police protection for his revelations and is well aware of the dangers associated with arguably the most powerful criminal organisation in the world. He is also the author of the book, Mafia Exports. "Italian mafia organisations have long established themselves in all the countries of Eastern Europe - above all in Bulgaria and Romania," Forgione was quoted as saying by Di Velt. The mafia's interests are "the same everywhere in the world", the expert adds. Италиански антимафиот: Мафията е в Източна Европа, особено в България и Румъния - News.bg
Francesco Forgione suggests that the expansion of the Italian mafia into Eastern Europe began immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Telling in this respect are the words of a mafia boss, spoken by him on the fateful date of November 9, 1989: "The wall came down. Go immediately to Berlin and buy in the East everything that is for sale," he orders in a conversation overheard by the police. Forgione claims that many of the Germans' favourite Italian restaurants are tied to Calabrian mafia bosses.
Who is Hristo Kovachki and what Ivan Geshev and the European Prosecutor's Office did
Ivan Geshev launched an investigation against one of the Kremlin's most powerful men in Eastern Europe. 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.
Only in 2002 he acquired several state or municipal enterprises, among which stand out the names of "Fina Mechanika", "Bulgarblod-Boyana", "Bulvarko" or "RUM - Denitsa". It was also then that it acquired its first mine - Chukurovo. It was also then that he registered his first company in a building in the Industrial Zone "Orion" in the Vrubnitsa district, where almost all his companies would be located from then on. 2003 also brought him success in privatization, but then the emphasis no longer fell on the quantity of acquired enterprises, but on quality. He then bought his second mine, Beli breg, establishing himself as a serious player in the energy market.
The success followed him throughout Simeon Saxe-Coburggotsky's term (2001-2005) and almost throughout the term of the next government, which was jointly ruled by the BSP, the MRF and the NMSV and which was called the government of the triple coalition (2005-2009). Kovachki's greatest success was achieved during two terms - that of Saxkoburggotsky and that of Stanishev. At the end of these two mandates, Kovachki now owns - personally or through related companies - also the mines Cherno More, Bobov Dol, Stanyantsi, and Open Pit - Pernik. He has already entered the tets business through TPP "Bobov Dol", TPP "Maritsa 3" - Dimitrovgrad, "Atomenergoremont", factory "Brickel". https://www.svobodnaevropa.bg/a/30450695.html
At the beginning of 2023, European prosecutors, together with 150 officers from the SANS and the DGCOP, carried out searches and seized documentation for the last few years from the offices of TPPs and district heating companies linked to businessman Hristo Kovachki. The companies that operate the plants submit data on how much carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere during their operation and what fuels are used, which determines the cost of carbon allowances - without them polluting industries like coal plants cannot operate. Underestimate greenhouse gas emissions and the allowances are less, as is the money that has to be paid for them. Emissions are also reduced with evidence that, for example, biomass rather than coal is burned.
The data is certified by a private company that works with these companies and submits the reports to the state's Environmental Executive Agency (EEA). And the EEA to the European Environment Agency and so confirms them. There is a 'double certification', as no one at the EEA has ever doubted the veracity of the data over the past five years or so.
If the empire of audited thermal power plants and district heating companies linked to businessman Hristo Kovatchky had paid for as many emissions as it actually needed, it would probably have gone bankrupt. On the occasion of the scandal and the recently published report by Greenpeace-Bulgaria, entitled "The eight circles of Kovachki's coal empire", Deutsche Welle asked Meglena Antonova, director of the international environmental organisation's office, "Did you suspect illegal practices with the reporting of emissions from some of the biggest polluters in Bulgaria?" Absolutely yes, Antonova said. One of the examples she gave was the TPP Bobov Dol, which paid BGN 13.308 million for allowances in 2020, and the state-owned TPP Maritsa East 2, which paid BGN 339. 677 million leva. The private TPP has produced 1 535 258 MWh, and the state-owned one almost 2.5 times more - 3 820 142 MWh. The discrepancy is too large , even if other factors are taken into account - technological, special allowance prices, etc.
In 2007, Kovachki created the LEADER party, which grew into the Bulgarian Democratic Centre. The party later merged with VMRO.
NEXO, a financial pyramid sponsoring Bulgarian "pro-Western" reformers, money laundering, mafia and terrorism
At the end of 2022. Bulgaria is the focus of global media attention with a unique criminal scheme. From Reuters to the Financial Times, everyone is talking about the collapse of Bulgaria's next multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme - NEXO. A $100 billion financial scam intertwined with terrorism, murder, money laundering, pseudo-revolutions, political engineering and the hand of the Putin regime, the grain in the distance. NEXO, like Gazprom's people, are sponsors of the new Bulgarian Political Reformist Bloc, claiming to be pro-Western. In March, the founders are in Serbia (supposedly with the founder of the biggest financial pyramid in Bulgaria, KTB, also linked to Russia) and despite the attempts of the Prosecutor's Office to arrest them, everything remains without result, with no support from any Bulgarian institution, such as the President for example or a political party.
Political Reactions in Bulgaria
The big surprise was the leading party GERB, which ruled Bulgaria for the last 15 years. The European Commissioner, who was appointed Prime Minister by Boyko Borissov - Maria Gabriel(Daughter of Ivan Nedelchev from Hadjidimovo, party secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party of the Nevrokop district until 1989) on 11/05/2023 said that the first thing she would do if she formed a government would be to ask for the resignation of the Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev for undermining the prestige of Bulgaria.
Maria Gabriel was lying regarding level of education in application form to get the top Bruxel job as European Commissioner. The fact that she had indicated that she had a PHD from the University of Bordeaux France when in fact she did not had no effect on anyone. After all, the leader of the other democratic party, Kiril Petkov, started his reign with several similar misunderstandings, one of which was also about his diploma. Basically, such a lie is a criminal offence under European law, especially concerning one of the top positions in the European Parliament, by a person with no previous experience whatsoever, a PhD being the only reasonable criteria to get the position.
On the level of Corruption in Bulgaria and to what extent the Judiciary is subordinated to the Political
Six members of the Prosecutorial College of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) submitted a request for the dismissal of Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev - the same prosecutors who protested in solidarity with Ivan Geshev. This triggers the procedure for his dismissal. This comes just a day after GERB's prime minister-designate Maria Gabriel announced the request for Geshev's resignation as her priority and the MRF supported her. The movement's leader Mustafa Karadayi described the idea as "good" and Yordan Tsonev "welcomed" it. The two parties until a day ago were among the biggest defenders of the prosecutor general. According to them, Geshev has undermined the prestige of the judiciary by personally intervening in the investigation of the explosion that took place near his motorcade. A day earlier, GERB prime minister-designate Maria Gabriel said her motive for demanding Geshev's removal was "undermining the prestige of the judiciary" in the "light of recent events".
Talking about corruption in Bulgaria, Maria Gabriel herself was involved in several property scandals in Bulgaria. Firstly, for a long time, despite her high positions in Bulgaria and Brussels, she has been using a social rental apartment in the centre of the Bulgarian capital at a symbolic rent. A fact omitted to be mentioned in Brussels. Second, the investigative website Bivol, reveals a property scam involving Maria's brother, as well as a developer who received land at many times lower than the market price in the centre of Sofia. And Gabriel's family got extremely cheap property. Нова имотна афера около българската кандидатка за Еврокомисар Mind the horns! (bivol.bg)
The biggest transgression(or sound PR with no actual consequences) of the Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev- In 2020, the prosecutor's office entered the Presidency in connection with suspicions of espionage against Russia and even detained one of the President's advisers. "Maria Gabriel joined the people who in 2020 came out in protests demanding the resignation of Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev after the Prosecutor's Office invaded the Presidency (in fact, the protests in Bulgaria were against Corruption and Lawlessness as a result of the rule of GERB, the party of which Maria Gabriel is a Euro Commissioner). This is how the interim Minister of Justice Krum Zarkov, appointed by President Rumen Radev and grandson of one of the directors of the Secret Services during Communism, commented on the GERB candidate for Prime Minister's statement that if elected to the post, her Justice Minister would demand the dismissal of Geshev.
The political reactions in Bulgaria were quite controversial. The new pro-Western reformists ranged from silence to accusations that the attack was faked. In general, the political class in Bulgaria has a desire to reform the Judiciary and to place it in subordination to the Parliament, which completely contradicts one of the basic EU principles of the rule of law and separation of powers.
By specifically and openly accusing an Israeli expert, supposedly working for Mossad, a specialist in anti-terrorism and bombings of prior knowledge and involvement in the attack. The expert was in Bulgaria at the invitation of the Israeli Community. As a de facto, Kiril Petkov not only hurled an accusation at Israel but also at the Bulgarian Jewish Community.
His thesis the day before was quite delicately stated in the Parliament of Bulgaria by the caretaker minister of the pro-Russian President of Bulgaria - Rumen Radev (who also pushed Kiril Petkov into politics).
The Bulgarian Socialist Party(the ex Communist Party), characterized by its traditionalism and pacifism (after the beginning of the war with Russia) announced that the Judiciary had declared war on politicians after the assassination of the Prosecutor General.
The leader of the nationalist pro-Russian party Ataka, which was a coalition partner of GERB, which ruled Bulgaria for three terms, announced the attack as a full PR action. A refrain popular by the mass public on the internet. Bulgarian Pseudo-Nationalism- 35 years in Russia's shadow (theangel.today)
The other political parties remained silent or showed doubt mixed with sarcasm. The co-chairman of Democratic Bulgaria - General Atanasov (former head of knotra intelligence) announced that this is an insinuation to hinder judicial reform.
One of the leaders of the Party of Change, promoted by Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, even accused the Attorney General of using his children in a dangerous set-up. Even jokingly comparing him to a sausage. Why the West is Failing(was it failed by...) in Bulgaria (theangel.today)
The Bulgarian Democratic Opposition Reformers, claiming to be pro-Western, were involved in two scandals related to their funding money coming from Russia and money coming from Money Laundering and Terrorism. One scandal was about receiving half a million from the former Gazprom commune in Bulgaria, the other about receiving funding from the Crypto Pyramid NECSO investigated for money laundering, terrorism and drug trafficking. As well as the prosecution had released recordings of conversations between the fugitive in Serbia Tsvetan Vassilev (the largest pyramid in Bulgaria KTB, through which billions were siphoned from the budget) and the businessman Krasimir Kamenov-Karo, who is believed to be hiding in South Africa (in which he claims to own all of the new reformist politicians). Why the West is Failing(was it failed by...) in Bulgaria (theangel.today)
Geshev's Declared War on Political Corruption
Some important moments from the Press Conference.
1. After the attack, the Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev flew to Turkey, then he was in the USA for almost a week.
2. His family is overseas under the protection of the Western Secret Service. It is most likely that he is in Israel, under the protection of the Mossad, or that he left his in the US.
3. He had a planned visit to Portugal related to Israel and the Jewish community that was forcefully cancelled.
4. He speaks of the overall corruption that has engulfed the Bulgarian political class.
5. Talks about his attempts to deal with Russian influence in Bulgaria.
With this declaration he consolidated the political class in Bulgaria, which was already accused of observing Omerta, which was violated for the first time by such a high-ranking public official as Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev.
Media Coverage in Bulgaria- Not a word about Russia, anywhere
The interview with Ivayla Bakalova in the prime time of one of the most watched morning TV shows is indicative. Ivayla Bakalova is the main witness against Boyko Borisov, leader of GERB. The host of the show repeats a refrain that is promoted by the Bulgarian supposedly Pro-Western Community, which at this moment is making a coalition with GERB- "The prosecution woke up the moment we started judicial reform". Point, no mention by anyone about the attack on Ivan Geshev, about MOSAD and evidence of a bundle of satchels cut down a tree and not a word got to the Prosecutor after the initial irony and the subsequent express attempt to fire the Prosecutor after his return from the US where he had found refuge for a week after the attack. No mention was made of the series of indiscriminate killings directly and indirectly linked to the attack.
Two trends stood out initialy. The first was simply the reporting and transmission of the information provided by the press secretariat of the Prosecutor's Office. The second trend was mixed with a dose of irony and doubt about the attack, in which the media gravitating around President Rumen Radev and his Party of Change took part. Not a single word mentioned the possibility of Russia in any way being involved in the attack declared a terrorist act in Europe. An attack against the main opponent of Russian interests in Bulgaria. In local media, for example, it was not covered at all.
After the press conference of the Prosecutor General, the biggest political assassination in the new Bulgarian history to be localized was presented as a war in the Prosecutor's Office as the reason why a reform in the Prosecutor's Office is needed to subordinate it to the Parliament. In certain media coverage, the furthest it got was Boyko Borisov, but not a single Bulgarian media outlet, even those funded by American and European taxpayer money, made any connection to Russia. An old tried and tested propaganda method of suppressing information and events typical of the Communist secret services, revealing how far they have penetrated Bulgarian society. More about Russian media influence in Bulgaria...Bulgaria, Russian Media Environment (theangel.today)
The Freezing Fear in the Bulgarian Province
In the Bulgarian countryside, fear and silence reign, which are more than indicative of the real situation in Bulgaria. For the Bulgarian countryside I will use the town of Pazardzhik as an example. Out of 4 media, only one dared to publish the news of the biggest political assassination in the new Bulgarian History, in telegraphic style. Two of the other three media, published only about the protest of the Magistrates in Pazardzhik against the terror on the judiciary, presenting the news as support for the Prosecutor General, and raising suspicion of a two-sided struggle and insinuation. The fourth, the oldest media in Pazardzhik since the time of Communism, did not report anything related to the assassination of Ivan Geshev.
Near Pazardzhik is one of the biggest scandals related to the Italian Mafia. Junk from Italy, who unknown how ended up in a small town a few kilometers from Pazardzhik. But the media in Pazardzhik are blind and deaf, even from the fact that a new huge garbage processing plant is being built next to the town, nobody asks anything, and nobody talks. No connection is made with the budding small and medium-sized Italian businesses in the city, or with the Russian presence, which is on a scale larger than in 1989.
Even fractious examples, such as Russian Youth Para Military Organizations in Pazardzhik related to military training to Moscow of Bulgarian children by Russian military instructors, did not make any negative impression on institutions and media. As the media even portray military camps in Russia extremely positively.
The prosecutor's office in Bulgaria had opened an investigation against the Para Military Organization Shipka with inclinations towards Russia. But in terms of scale and importance, it is in reality insignificant with Vityazi in Pazardzhik (which in reality enjoys a huge political umbrella, not only locally but also nationally).
The returned Communism(Red Terror)
A President of a NATO and EU country was in South Africa on May 12th, 2023, presenting an exhibition on the contribution of Socialist Bulgaria (part of the USSR) to the struggle against Slavery and Western Imperialism. In Pretoria was also opened the exhibition "Bulgarian support for the struggle of the South African people against apartheid and social discrimination" by President Rumen Radev, who at the moment when the biggest political assassination was committed in Bulgaria, putting at stake the future and orientation of Bulgaria tells through pictures, the contribution of the Bulgarian Socialists and the USSR in the struggle against the Western Colonizers.
What is special and symbolic about South Africa
After the fall of Communism two wings took shape in the Bulgarian Communist later renamed Socialist Party similar to those in Russia- a liberal one(Gorbachev, Yeltsin) and a conservative one(Putin, Navalny), which for much longer than Russia has been in at least an apparent losing position(for many reasons). South Africa is where Rumen Spasov(called The Communist Party's Money Banker) lived after the fall of Communism(as well as a host of the Bulgarian Communist elite), the head of the Orion circle suspected of ordering Andrei Lukanov's biggest and most significant political assassination. The Orion Circle is part of the circle in the Bulgarian Socialist Party of Jean Videnov. The policies of Videnov's cabinet were a major cause of the severe economic crisis that Bulgaria experienced in 1995-1996. During the Videnov cabinet in the 1990s, the leaders of Bulgaria's notorious criminal groups 777, VIS - 2, SIC and Multigroup effectively ran the country. Clans that subsequently reformatted and to some extent legalized their businesses and legitimized their political positions through the facade democracy established in Bulgaria.
Small Reference for South Africa
Vagner's work- A Week After the President's Visit to South Africa
According to the Cape Town Police Director, the killers were nine people dressed in Interpol uniforms. They initially eliminated the guards, then shot Caro, his wife and domestic helper. The two children(with whom psychologists work) were sleeping in the next room at the time of the break-in, the shooting taking place before their eyes, and they were most likely spared by the killers.
Investigative journalist Dimitar Stoyanov from the two largest investigative portals in Bulgaria revealed that on the Bulgarian side contacts were made with the Russian Military Company VAGNER, whose handwriting is extremely similar to the crime. Karo is one of the remaining members of the Bulgarian crime group VIS, linked to Multigroup, broken in the late 90s early 00s. Read more about the Russian structors who took their territory in Bulgaria here... Pazardzhik. Varna. Moscow (theangel.today)
The Advocate of Change
A few days after the ostentatious shooting in his home under mysterious circumstances was found drowned in a septic tank the lawyer of the Party We Continue the Change and owner of one of the largest law houses in Bulgaria - Lawyer Jingov. Lena Petrova, one of the most senior figures in the Reformist Party, works in his office. Read more about Continuing the Change and the new generation of Bulgarian politicians here...Why the West is Failing(was it failed by...) in Bulgaria (theangel.today)
On the 3rd of June, one of the Galevi brothers - Angel Hristov - was found dead in Bulgaria. These are some of the most prominent names from the Bulgarian Underworld who have been wanted by Interpol for 12 years and are believed to live in Dubai or South Africa. According to former Interior Minister Rumen Petkov, they have been working undercover for Bulgarian Intelligence (personally recruited by him). As well as cooperated with partner services against international drug trafficking. There were conflicting versions about where and when Hristov died. According to the death certificate, it states that Hristov died in the private hospital "St. Ivan Rilski 2003" in Dupnitsa, which denied that he was in the hospital at all. It remains unclear how he entered Bulgaria and whether he entered alive or brought in dead.
According to senior ISI Colonel and criminology professor Professor Markov, the Galevi brothers were agents and associates of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration DEA, having exclusive protected witness status which helped them travel worldwide while cooperating and providing information to the DEA against International Drug Cartels. According to the words of Professor Markov, a large number of protected witnesses and informants have been destroyed in Bulgaria after the attack against Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev.
President Dismiss the Prosecutor!
On June 15th, 2023 the Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev was dismissed by President Rumen Radev, on the proposal of the Supreme Judicial Council, on the grounds that he "undermines the prestige of the Prosecutor's Office"! In his place was appointed Ivan Geshev's deputy - Borislav Sarafov, who was at the heart of the suggestions and insinuations made against Geshev after the attack.
Who is Borislav Sarafov?
Borislav Sarafov was the first against whom Ivan Geshev brought charges after the attack. The basis of which were the links to the most high-profile investigation in recent years for corruption, influence peddling and the theft of businesses "8 Dwarfs". An investigation that involved senior police officers.
Borislav Sarafov is a senior magistrate whose name is in the sight of investigative journalists because of extremely expensive properties and the affluent life demonstrated by his son studying in London.
The newly elected Acting Prosecutor General Borislav Sarafov was an investigator in a noisy case of severe hooliganism, torture and extortion against businessman Stanimir Zharkov - an activist of the GERB Party from Bozhurishte, who got away with a suspended sentence. Years later, the businessman became a GERB municipal councillor and literally gifted several mouth-watering properties to Sarafov's son, Bobby. Among them is a villa of 297 square meters in the village of. Prolesha, which Sarafov used but did not describe in his declarations.
In our publication about the properties of the Sarafovs, who have already become millionaires, there is no mention of a house in the village of Proleša. Prolesha, which is found in the lot of Bobby Sarafov Jr. The extract in the Property Register shows that in November 2017 he bought a country house with a floor area of 287.20 sqm and a yard of 844 sqm. The price was only 44000 BGN or the unreal 153 BGN per sqm. The seller who got away with this unprofitable deal is none other than Stanimir Zarkov's son, Emil. The young Zarkov received the house as a donation from his father a month earlier. The declared price of the donation was at tax valuation or 14 049,8 BGN. About the property, which was practically given to Sarafov's son at a negligible price, he explains that he studied in London with Zarkov's son and there they decided to do property business together. Похвално слово за Сарафов разкри конфликт на интереси и недекларирана вила Mind the horns! (bivol.bg) But this is only a small part of the interesting facts about the senior magistrate Borislav Sarafov.
The First Major Russian Hybrid Attack in Bulgaria
Borislav Sarafov was the investigator in charge of the most provocative pre-election police action in Bulgaria, which journalists compare as the First Russian Hybrid Attack in Bulgaria. An attack centered on the media gravitating around the CCB(KTB – in RBC written as Corporate Commercial Bank, CCB) and the Russian Miliard and Orthodox Radical Malofeev. Bulgaria, Russian Media Environment (theangel.today)
On the day of reflection before the elections for MPs in 2013, an operation was launched, led by (then) acting city prosecutor Roman Vassilev (who a year later found himself with a huge deposit in CCB) and supervised personally by the prosecutor general. The aim was to uncover and detain persons who had printed and prepared for shipment "fake ballots" at the printing plant of the company "Multiprint" in Kostinbrod, which won the public contract for printing the ballots for the elections. Later it turned out that the prosecutor's office had been triggered by a signal filed a day earlier by the current ombudsman and then - "spearhead" of the Bulgarian Socialist Party(BSP) - Maya Manolova. A police operation with the overwhelming participation of the gendarmerie was launched during the night to suggest to the architects of the affair that they did not trust the police, who were probably complicit in the forgeries. By midday, the director of TV7, where hundreds of millions from the Tsvetan Vassilev - Delyan Peevski tandem sunk, Nikolai Barekov, was personally involved in the scenario with a live broadcast on TV7. The "journalist", who later became an MEP, successfully implemented the world's first such brutal exercise in mass public disinformation to manipulate election results. Fact of the week: A spam newsletter caused a bank run in Bulgaria (bruegel.org)
On 11 September 2013, journalist Nikolai Barekov left his position as director at TV7 and began the formation of the Bulgaria Without Censorship political party. A party which in 2014 entered into a coalition with VMRO and brought two MEPs to the European Parliament, one of whom is the extreme nationalist Angel Dzhambazki.
The biggest blow against the Bulgarian Economy- Bankruptcy for Billions
Bulgarian Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB – in RBC written as Corporate Commercial Bank, CCB), in which 9% are owned by the Russian mega bank VTB(referred to in publications of the largest investigation portal in Bulgaria- Bivol as the “Bank of the KGB.”). The successful expansion of KTB bank is partly due to the fact that the bank was able to attract an extremely large amount of deposits from state-controlled companies, offering at the same time exceptionally high interest rates on retail deposits(Bulgarian news reports Prime Minister Marin Raykov as saying that in 2013 54 per cent of state-owned companies’ deposits were held by the bank.). After a run by depositors, the Bulgarian National Bank took control of the country’s fourth lender, Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB). The operations were frozen, the directors suspended and the bank put under special administration, in the attempt to stop what the Central Bank described as “an attempt to destabilise the state through an organised attack against Bulgarian banks”. According to the Financial Times, depositors withdrew 800m lev (about $556m) on Friday from First Investment Bank, and funds appear to have been moved to the foreign-owned banks in the country. The worsening of this situation triggered the introduction of a set of emergency measures by the Central Bank and the approval by the European Commission of a 3.3 billion levs (€ 1.7bn) credit line to ensure the necessary liquidity support to the banks. Sources quoted by the FT suggest that 1.3 Lev have already been raised for few days through a special bond issue, mainly covered by foreign banks.
The Prosecutor's Office strikes
The strategy of this interest group was to get the public to talk about the consequences rather than the causes. Thus, Tsvetan Vassilev and the directors of CCB were pushed to the forefront, and those who ignited the war took the posture of accusers. At the forefront were Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov, Deputy Prosecutor General Borislav Sarafov, the chairman of the State Prosecutor's Office Hristo Dinev, Prosecutor Ivan Geshev, the head of the Sofia Investigation Petro Petrov, known by the nickname Pepi Euro, investigator Ivan Ivanov, former Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior Svetlozar Lazarov, the head of the Department for crimes of high public character Borislav Alexandrov, known among his colleagues by the nickname Bobby G. and several others.
One other Attempted Murder
The active, ostentatious and repressive actions of the Prosecutor's Office against the CCB began in early June 2014. On Monday, June 9, 2014, summons were received for the four executive directors of Corporate Commercial Bank Plc to appear before the Prosecutor's Office in two days. The date and time of their appearance coincided exactly with the date and time of the general meeting of shareholders of CCB plc previously announced for 11 June 2014. The prosecution is hardly aware that at least two of the four executive directors must be present at the bank at all times and such a summons would breach their obligations. The general meeting of shareholders was held as advertised on Wednesday 11 June 2014.
BTV reports that according to information from the prosecutor's office, members of the Board of Directors of Corporate Commercial Bank (CCB) have given statements to the police and the interrogations were in connection with the Protest Network's signal. Georgi Hristov, Ventsislav Varbanov and Krassimir Metodiev have been detained and charged with preparation for the murder of Delyan Peevski. Regarding any signals against the CCB, the information officially published on the Prosecutor's Office website is only about the report submitted a year earlier by GERB about the Austrian lobbyist Peter Hoheger and Monika Stanisheva (one of the most influential people on the Bulgarian media market).
An investigation of Bivol, based on leaked correspondence of Sergei Avakov, established the presence in VTB of billions in deposits of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, sworn just this past Wednesday as third-term President. This scandalous information was not officially denied by VTB. Meanwhile, TV7, funded by Tsvetan Vasilev, broadcast reports from Syria, in which it openly sided with the regime of the dictator Assad. Bivol also pointed out that Delyan Peevski had traveled frequently to Syria, and this information was not denied by the “successful young man” and lawmaker from DPS either. It is unlikely that all this information has remained unnoticed by the special services, overseeing violations of sanctions against the Syrian regime. Since April 24 2012, according to which “the assets of the Syrian Central Bank within the EU are frozen and it is prohibited to make funds or economic resources available to it.
The theft from the CCB exceeds BGN 5 billion.
The total theft from CCB, including the guaranteed deposits for BGN 3.7 billion, exceeds BGN 5 billion, can be calculated on the basis of the list of creditors of the bankrupt bank. With a decision on 8 May 2019, creditors were given access to only 11% of their funds. "Toplofika Sofia", for example, should have recovered about BGN 10 million of the more than BGN 90 million invested. Nearly BGN 6.7 million should have been returned to Bulgartransgaz. "Bulgarian Energy Holding receives BGN 1.6 million, NEK - BGN 1.66 million, NPP Kozloduy - BGN 501 thousand, Kinteks - BGN 1.5 million, National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC) - BGN 655 thousand, military plants TEREM - over BGN 1 million, Bulgargas - BGN 561 thousand, "Port Infrastructure" - BGN 383 thousand, the project company "Burgas-Alexandroupolis" - BGN 45 thousand, the private BTC - BGN 1.4 million, "Polymers" AD - BGN 114 thousand, the National Charity Fund "13 Centuries Bulgaria" - BGN 309 thousand, the private company "Risk Engineering" - BGN 421 thousand, etc.
Overview of Terrorism in Bulgaria
The act is described as Terrorism. And the roots of terror in Bulgaria can be traced back to the early 20th century and the initial attempts to position it fully within the Russian sphere of influence after the Russo-Turkish War of 1878. Russia failed to formalize its control over Bulgaria until 1944, but maintained and controlled communist terror cells responsible for thousands of lives and numerous assassinations.
Russia is the Sponsor of Terrorism
Russian National Television on 01/03/2023: Russians and Chinese have had synchronization problems but it is time to synchronize in East Asia and create a joint Death Squadron to purge their political opponents, we understand the depth of the crisis we are in. Not each to act separately, but to have joint death squads.
London, UK, May, 2022- "Let's elect Kalashnikov"- an invitation from the London group of the pro-Russian Vazrazhdane Party to its supporters to vote appropriately...:
Enemies of the Nation
Enemy of the People is the most terrible sentence that the Communist Regime introduced in Bulgaria after 1944. It is the death sentence or cariot for the Pro-Western elite in Bulgaria after the fall of the Iron Curtain. It is a verdict that characterizes Communist Legislation and Administration of Justice in the following decades. Like Pol Pot, Yakubu Gowon, Kambanda, Tito, Sukarno, Mao , Idi Amin the tribal regime called Communist settled scores with all who in any way professed democratic principles and understandings. A verdict and an attitude towards the Law that is still largely valid in Bulgarian society. This is how the corruption-ridden but monolithic political system in Bulgaria, which has managed to embezzle tens of billions and sabotage NATO and the EU in every way for the benefit of Russia, is trying to deal with the case of Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev.
The Russophile political party Vazrazhdane plans to hold a kind of people's court if it gets the opportunity to govern Bulgaria. The idea of creating the repressive apparatus, associated in Bulgaria with the communist regime in its darkest and most sinister years, was announced by party leader Kostadin Kostadinov at a press conference in BTA. Kostya Kopeikin, as he is known for his warm ties with the Kremlin and the Russian embassy in Sofia, plans to the heads of all those who have ruled Bulgaria over the past 30 years - a period in which the country managed to become a full member of NATO and the European Union. It is clear from the statement that the tribunal will prioritise the liquidation of the country's diplomatic elite in order to sever established allied ties with the Western democratic world. It is not clear from Kostadinov's words whether the plan envisages the entry of Russian troops into the country to assist the reorientation towards Eurasia - similar to the 1944 scenario. Coincidentally or not, Kopeikin's proclamation is eerily reminiscent of the grim sweeps of the Third State Court of the Bulgarian Peasants' Union of 1920, as well as the People's Court of the Communist-dominated Fatherland Front, whose sole purpose was to deal with political opponents. Then the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union ordered the Bulgarian Communists to conduct swift and unilateral judicial proceedings "in which no one should be acquitted, and no considerations of humanity and mercy should play any part." Thus Russia and its Bulgarian creatures legitimised the murders committed after the occupation of the country by the Red Army, destroyed Bulgaria's political and intellectual elite, and killed unreliable political opponents. More than 28,000 people were arrested, more than 9,000 sentences were issued, sentencing 2,730 compatriots to death. The subsequent authoritarian regime of the Communist Party subjected thousands of Bulgarians who dared to oppose Communist ideals to inhuman torture, murder and exile.
Vazrazhdane's proposal to hold a criminal "death" tribunal is a natural continuation of the anti-European and anti-democratic policy which the Russian State is pursuing in Bulgaria.
In Bulgaria, after the fall of Communism, the Communist Party had only to change its name, remaining a major factor in all processes in Bulgaria under the name BSP. As the leader of the BSP, he became the leader of the European Socialists, a major party in the European Parliament.
Bulgaria, January 2023. One of the most established journalists at Bulgarian National Radio, Peter Volgin, expresses his understanding and sadness for the people's court and the death squads seeing the ignorant and insolent rich people in Bulgaria.
He was born on September 28, 1969 in Sofia as Petar Petrov Georgiev (the pseudonym Volgin by which he is known comes from the Volga River in Russia). He completed his secondary education at the 32nd Unified Secondary Polytechnic School with Russian language teaching "Kliment Ohridski" in Sofia. Then he became a graduate of the National High School for Ancient Languages and Cultures "Konstantin Kiril Philosopher", Russian Language and Culture profile. He graduated in Bulgarian Philology at the Sofia University "St. He graduated from the University of Sofia, Sofia.
A little more about the post-Soviet culture and journalism, devoted to Moscow, which shaped the nostalgia for totalitarianism and gratitude (and obligation) to Russia:
The Power of Terror
Suicides and assassinations are recipe from Putin's Terrorist Menu. Since the start of the war in Ukraine, a huge number of influential figures and public figures have mysteriously killed themselves. The effect on society and most especially public figures has been chilling. If there were any semblance of political opposition, dissenting public opinion and free press(and expression) they have been destroyed. The result is public support for Putin around 90%, a totally compliant media repeating in chorus what they are told. Death to journalism, as such.
Russia, 16th of February, 2023:
Bulgarian Terror- The First Wave - Suicides
When we talk about the social and political climate in Bulgaria in the last 20 years, the wave of mass suicides through self-immolations in 2013 is extremely revealing.
In 2013, Bulgaria was shaken by mass protests against the corruption, miserable life and big monopolies- economical and political. But what was exceptional was the wave of public suicides that swept the country, all of them by self-immolation.
Documentary movie about Plamen Goranov, a 37-year-old construction worker and artist from Varna, Bulgaria set himself on fire in 2013 as a form of political protest. PLAMEN (also meaning "flame" in Bulgarian) explores what led the young activist to his protest and ultimately to his death, thus setting a disturbing trend of mass self-immolations(dozens of cases). PLAMEN (plamengoranovfilm.com) The protests are a consequence of the corruption paralysing Bulgaria, but these are tens of missing billions. The terror of the suicides is achieving its effect of paralyzing society. This is a precedent, not only in Bulgarian history, but in world history, suicides are by self-immolations and are within a few months. After 2013, there have not been even a single such case.
Psychiatry as an Instrument of Terror
The term Incompetence and Mental Health has been used several times by former Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, regarding his former Sports Minister in 2023, at the time of the May bombings and the agreed government with Boyko Borisov and GERB.
The communist regime used psychiatry to disable and remove from society political opponents. The term "philosophical intoxication", for instance, was widely applied to the mental disorders diagnosed when people disagreed with the country's Communist leaders. It was impossible for people in a socialist society to have an anti-socialist consciousness. Soviet physicians themselves, revealed terrible misuses of medical power, wherein individual critics of the state were beaten by orderlies, given forced injections of psychopharmaceutical agents, and were made to endure long stretches of isolation within hospitals. Condemnation of efforts to instrumentalize psychiatry for political purposes came from all corners, including academics (Fireside, 1979), physicians (Bloch and Reddaway, 1977), and human rights campaigners (Amnesty International, 1975). Throughout the decade, Western medical societies mounted campaigns to publicly shame East European authorities for these types of practices.
The Secon Wave of Terror -2020 - Murders
The second wave of mass protests began in Bulgaria in 2020 with the advent of the pandemic and restrictions, combining conspiracies and discontent. But the COVID crisis turned into a Financial and Military crisis, and the protests turned into a political crisis in Bulgaria, with no government yet. But the characteristic thing that happened, unlike in 2013, is the numerous murders of people living abroad and returning to Bulgaria.
On the photo are 3 recent examples. Ivan came after 15 years from US, very famous psyhologist in Bulgaria, aiming to change the society, . Dendy, very bright person with alternative sexuality, came from long stay in Germany and Austria, changing the Bulgarian society and the LGBTQ image for good- beaten to death in a particularly cruel manner by unknown perpetrators. Yanek, after long time in France, came to do business in Bulgaria, killed in very mistery case.
Few of many young people killed in Bulgaria 2022/23
In Bulgaria (with a population of 6 million) are Missing 25, 000 people according to official data.
A second British citizen finds his death in Bulgaria in less than a year, one is missing. The British woman killed in Novo Selo in Turnovo had worked for one of the world's 10 largest law firms for a long time. British media revealed that the deceased was an employee of Clifford Chance. Tina Diane Eyre, 62, came to Bulgaria to realize her dream of having her own farm with animals.
Even seemingly ordinary tragic stories are suppressed by the police in Bulgaria:
Military Union - Bulgarian People's Militia "Shipka" BNO Shipka is part of the "Soldiers' Union - Vasil Levski". The main goal of the organisation was to defend the rights and social activities of former current military and police officers.
But the entire rhetoric of the Retired Military and Politicians is built on destroying Traitors and Foreign Agents:
Some open candidates for the Death Squadron name
The Shipka Militia, consists of retired officers and policemen. On their official website, they call openly for a People's Court and Death to Traitors and Foreign Agents. They were the first Bulgarian pro Russian Militia to be investigated by their former colleagues in the police. The latest case of a returned Bulgarian from the USA, is the psychologist Ivan Vladimirov, who gained media and public popularity in Bulgaria in a short time, was killed by a retired officer. The story is presented by the police (as all such stories) as a domestic quarrel lasting months.
The terror and the fear generated is the answer why nobody talks (it is not a question of measures taken) the problem is huge and has permeated the whole society in Bulgaria.
The reasonable question of any citizen of the UK or the Western World would be, Why isn't All This Talked About, it's Absurd? After all the BBC and other media outlets have Bulgarian journalists too? And yet where do these journalists come from, did they work and study in Bulgaria(don't we understand that before 1989 journalism in Bulgaria meant working for the Propaganda Apparatus and State Security. And even getting into University, a student of Journalism Department, meant being marked by the State Security.)
Secondary questions are to what extent are journalists and especially media owners directly or indirectly tied to pro-Russian parties or businesses/advertisers? To what extent do unions and journalists' professional bodies exert influence? The AEJ (Association of European Journalists), sponsored by America for Bulgaria, how is it doing its job? Isn't complicity called knowingly covering up and covering up crimes? Why everything begins and ends with the capital of Bulgaria. And the countryside relies on pro-government correspondents who live in the countryside and are reasonably afraid to take any position, let alone make a disclosure.
The province, the case of Pazardzhik: 2015 was a significant year for media and society in Pazardzhik. The man responsible for the Public Image of Pazardzhik was demonstratively executed!
An unidentified man shot 33-year-old Tatiana Stoyanova, the PR to the mayor of Pazardzhik, Todor Popov, with six bullets on Monday evening. The killer waited for Stoyanova to drive her jeep into the garage in the backyard of the apartment building where she lived. She had barely taken 2 steps when the killer jumped out and fired 4 bullets into her body. The woman collapsed next to the car, and the killer controllably fired 2 more bullets into the back of her head. Immediately after that he disappeared, leaving no trace. Everything after that event was different. All journalists had their mouths shut! It is also important to note that a month after the assassination in Pazardzhik the Para Military Organization Vityazi was born.
The Minorities Political Representation January 19th, 2013 is a key moment for Bulgarian politics in general. A failed assassination attempt was carried out against Ahmed Dogan, one of the main faces of the Transition, the face of the ethnic Turks in Bulgaria. Demonstrating to all political players that no one is untouchable, instilling Fear and Terror and stiffening political life for the next 10 years.
Society held hostage by Terror
When we talk about the EU, we have to take into account the fact that annual corruption amounts to 800 billion euros, money that disappears into the pockets of criminal bureaucrats.
When we talk about Bulgaria, we should take into account the fact that it and Hungary share the first place in corruption. Both countries are in an unspoken competition in support for Putin and far right (or left) populism. With radicalisation being the result of a corrupt bureaucratic elite needing radical methods to preserve it.
When we talk about the last two years of crisis in Bulgaria and the period of Governments of Change (so called pro Western democrats, we have to take into account the foreign debt, which grew from 11 billion euros (20% of GDP) to 41.5 billion euros (52.5% of GDP) in two years. Despite the funds to deal with COVID, the Bulgarian economy is either in free fall or we are talking about cosmic corruption.
When we talk about Bulgaria, we have to abstract from any ideology because we are talking about the draining of tens of billions of euros, known and unknown. Let us not forget that tens of billions have been lost to the UK by extremely well-organised and perfectly coordinated Bulgarian and Romanian schemes during the COVID crisis. As well as bearing in mind that there is an unscrupulous elite, and its creators and protectors in Moscow, who for 75 years have been prepared to do anything to preserve their profitable positions and investments.
The miserable existence of the vast majority of people and the lack of any dignity and respect for the individual is ideal Environment for Putin's Fascism - How People Live in Bulgaria. But also; Terror, Fear, Murder are a typical and evolutionary features of Bulgarian political culture. Stefan Courtois in his book "The Black Book of Communism" - reveals that in Bulgaria during Communism were built the most camps per capita compared to all other Eastern European countries.
Pazardzhik is an illustrative sample of the Bulgarian countryside. A city located between the two largest Bulgarian cities Sofia and Plovdiv, next to the most important NATO bases. Next to the city is one very important NATO center- The Training and Combat Support Centre "Crancha" of the Joint Special Operations Command (#JSOC) develops and uses a new training methodology based on the experience gained from international exercises and courses of the Special Operations Forces of NATO Member States and partner countries.
Pazardzhik is a region with huge demographic problem, dysfunctional institutions, huge corruption problems and massive under the surface influence of Russia.
What is the radical Putin system: Putin's Far Right is characterized by Fear and Terror! Also open Homophobia and lack of any respect for Individual Civil Rights, hostility to anything associated with the West (a culture promoting freedom and democracy)- the source of All Evil, Education based on Traditionalism and Ethno Centrism, Rejection of modern advances of the modern world, Intolerance of other Cultures and Beliefs, until the start of the War in Ukraine and against NATO the enemy was usually Islam, due to negative sentiments in the West and attempts to influence Far Right Western European Parties through them.
Far Right in Pazardzhik
During a special operation of the Regional Directorate of Internal Affairs in Pazardzhik in September 2003 a gathering of the skinhead organization "Blood and Honor" was broken up. It was organized in the former disco "EMCG". The police attacked about 100 youths from Plovdiv, Dimitrovgrad, Pleven and Sofia. According to preliminary information, the purpose of the gathering was a rock-concert of a metropolitan band "Brannik". Among the detainees there were 4 Dutchmen. According to the RIA, the foreigners arrived from Serbia, where the international organization "Blood and Honour" had its structure. Leaflets were also found, in the left-hand corner of which was published the photograph of Rudolf Hess. Below the photograph were the years of birth and death, 1894-1987, with 1941 in black letters and 'Eternal glory for the dead heroes'. The leaflet is signed "Iron Pazardzhik".
When talking about the Far Right in Bulgaria, it is extremely important to take into account that the core is made up of Football Hooligans. And the important questions are who are the Owners of the Clubs(who de facto sponsor and support the Football Clubs) and in which cities(what is the political governance) are the Football Clubs because they are de facto tied to the cities.
"Ultras of the football clubs Levski and CSKA committed contract killings. " are some of the headlines after a special prosecution raid in Bulgaria in 2017.
Lyubomir Delev, Daniel Iliev and Pavel Georgiev, the coaches of the Sofia West fan club, are behind bars for a fight and a gunfight that happened 9 days after the attack on the editor-in-chief of "168 hours". Several prominent figures from the Levski football club were detained. Two of them are MMA fighters Lyubomir Delev and Daniel Iliev. Their colleague from the ring Pavel Georgiev-Pavka was also wanted.
Far Rigjt Origins in Moscow
It is interesting to look at who the owners of the Football Clubs are. Because along with the football club come its ultras, acting as para military brigades:
Plovdiv is located next to Pazardzhik, and next to Plovdiv is the most important NATO military airport Graf Ignatievo. On several occasions the owner of Botev Plovdiv has used the fans as a protest force to achieve political goals. But the real capacity and possibilities of the fan mass in Bulgaria is much more. It is equivalent to the biker movement in Canada for example- wet orders, drug trafficking, prostitution...
The Religions under the Terror
In Pazardzhik, one of the biggest judicial farces in recent Bulgarian history was staged against people preaching Islam. The questions are, who was behind the staging of this public accusation against a group of people and a religion? Who was responsible for turning Islam into Enemy Number One in Pazardzhik? Because we understand when we create an enemy, there has to be a counterpoint, a Right Side or a Right Religion?
In the 1980s, the communist government forced many Muslims to change their names. Mosques were closed, and head scarves for women were banned. Deadly riots ensued, pressuring the government to open the border with Turkey in 1989. Some 300,000 Muslims — mostly ethnic Turks — fled to Turkey in what the parliament recognized this year as an act of “ethnic cleansing.” Now the Muslims make up about 12 percent of Bulgaria’s 7 million population and most belong to a centuries-old community, largely ethnic Turks.
2022, Pazardzhik, door of the Evangelist Church- the inscription is "Sects get out!"
And this is how nationalists in Bulgaria deal with "sectarians". After all, the nation should be Slavic and the religion should be one and that is the one coming from Moscow:
Minority Groups are subjected to no less Terror. As fear is a major tool.
The Human Rights under the Terror
And here is the attitude towards the LGBT community:
The 2010 Pride Parade in Pazardzhik was attacked by a group of over 100 skinheads. This was followed by a ban by the mayor of Pazardzhik on the public display of sexual and other orientation in public places. A de facto ban on LGBT parades. For which he and the prosecutor who issued the order were awarded by Metropolitan Nicholas of Plovdiv for Defending Christian Values.
Here is Metropolitan Nicholas of Plovdiv, who is not only a graduate of Moscow but is also a collective image of the entire Russian far-right Propaganda in the last 15 years:
Metropolitan Nicholas is the Godfather of the child of the District Governor of Pazardzhik Trendaphil Velichkov, as well as a frequent guest of Pazardzhik since he has been in government:
The Governor himself lives in the village of Cruncha (located a few kilometers from the city), which is extremely important for NATO in the Balkans:
When we talk about Pazardzhik, we have to take into account the extremely important location of the city, between Sofia and Plovdiv, on the most important communication artery, the Trakia highway. Between the most important NATO bases in Bulgaria. As next to Pazardzhik itself is the Tsrancha training ground, the NATO laboratory for the most modern military methods.
Terror for Export
The question is what is happening in the Bulgarian communities abroad. Are they a no go zone. What happens to the small Bulgarian businesses that do not want to be linked to the Bulgarian nationalist network? What happens to the people who give voice to the problems in Bulgaria?
London, UK, Bulgarian Far Right Group
The big question that needs to be answered is if Bulgaria is Russia's Trojan Horse in the EU and NATO, do Bulgarian communities abroad perform the same function. And how they do is easy to answer, you just have to look at their priorities over the last 15 years.
When talking about the far right in Bulgaria, one should not make full analogies with the far right in the West, they are just instruments at the hands of Russia. To a great extent, it is a copy cat of Russian propaganda aimed at expanding Moscow's influence among marginalized groups in the West.
When we talk about Hybrid Warfare and the use of Terror as a weapon, it is very important to talk about the images that are created through media and mass culture. It is important to understand who the main players are, who the producers are, how it is produced and who the performers are. Because if we take the example of the huge corruption in Bulgaria and if we look at it through the prism of Sustainability, the classical threads of the search for funding are torn. Because realistically, assuming that Bulgaria is in the hands of Russia, Russia does not need direct funding, on the contrary, the European Union funds can now be seen as potential sources of Profit for Russia.
The Bulgarian Secret Services(and proxies like extremists at their hands), subordinated to the Kremlin since the time of Communism, deal in the most cruel way with any opposition. The question that must be asked today is to what extent these pro-Russian death squad alike formations (reformed services, preserved structures and networks, retired officials, para-military militias...) operate in Bulgaria or western countries. Because according to Bulgarian and Western media they are active:
Perspectives on Terrorism, Vol. 12, No. 6 (December 2018)
And one should not forget the Bulgarians with dubious media appearances and projects directly and indirectly linked to Russia.
After all, the Regional Governor of Pazardzhik himself, Trendafil Velichkov, is a specialist in media, media producing, media strategy and political PR. With some investments in Greece.