Cover of the book


The cover and back of the dossier of the dissident writer in the file of the Interior Ministry. The transfer from the Sixth Bureau to the First Bureau was signified on the back. This document was the start of the investigation of the secret destruction of the writer’s dossier.


The secret register of “enemy” emigres of the Second Bureau of the Secret State Services. It was handwritten against the name of the writer that he had been killed in London (on the zoomed image below it is clearly seen that somebody wrote on 22.05.79 "killed in England".


The letter, stating that Georgi Markov was being taken out of report of the Second Bureau of the Secret State Services since he had been killed in September 1978 in London.


The contract between the Bulgarian Interior Ministry and the KGB that provided for the relations between the two countries during the 1970s, including operation against the “reactionary emigres" (the above two images in Russian; images below are copies in Bulgarian). The document settled the amount of operational and technical help that could be given from the KGB. The signatories were: from the Bulgarian part, Interior Minister General Angel Canev, and from the Soviet part—the Head of the KGB, General Yuriy Andropov.


The secret decision of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party from 1973 that authorized the First Bureau of the Secret State Services to plan, organize and implement assassinations against individuals who were “enemy” activists abroad. The empowerment of physical elimination of the critics of the regime was concealed behind the euphemism “harsh agent-operational activities.”


Detailed information about the activities of the writer, developed by the Analytical Department of the Sixth Bureau in July 1976 after the beginning of the broadcast “Indirect Reportages about Bulgaria on the radio Free Europe. The document defined Markov as a potential ideologist, who showed to the Bulgarian intelligentsia the paths of resistance to Zhivkov’s regime.


The secret decision of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party from 1977 for hardening the policy against the “Enemy” emigres, giving green light to the Interior Ministry to cope with the most active critics of the regime.


Top secret report of the First Bureau of the Secret State Services about the activities of the “adversary” in 1977, in which the name of Georgi Markov had a leading place in the part describing ideological diversion, section radio Free Europe. The document was signed by the Head of Investigation, General Vassil Kocev in 1978, five months before the assassination of the writer.


The letter of the Danish Ministry of Justice from April 1993 that requested judicial assistance from Bulgaria by requesting the key documents from the dossier of Francesco Gullino—“Piccadilly.”


The refusal of the Chief Prosecutor of Bulgaria, Ivan Tatarchev, to the Danish part. The direct evidences produced by Zhivkov’s regime about the assassination of Georgi Markov are denied as related to the “national security.” The original of the document wa destroyed by the Prosecutor’s Office in 1998.