Communist Secret Services' Documents Published in Bulgaria

Society | October 18, 2010, Monday // 12:00|  views

The so-called “Files Commission” is investigating Bulgaria's communist-era police files. File Photo

Bulgaria's special panel, investigating the communist-era police files, known as the Files' Commission, has published a collection of the most important documents of the former State Security.

The new book titled "State Security – Structure and Main Documents" was presented Monday at the Sofia University.

The collection follows chronologically three main topics related to the former Services – the development of their structure, the recruitment of undercover agents, and the internal rules of operation.

A major part of the published documents have remained unknown until now not only for the public at large, but also for researchers over the limited access to the State Security archives.

Readers will be able to see for the first time the documents about the establishment and the operations of the former Secret Services - top classified decrees and instructions, adopted by the Bulgarian Communist Party and implemented by the State Security, showing the connection between the two.

The 46 documents have been chosen among 20 000 files while the forthcoming online version will include 200 documents.

This is the second documentary collection published by the Commission. The debut was made last year with a book of documents dedicated to the ties between the Bulgarian and the Soviet Communist State Security Services.

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