BULGARIA: A Revolutionary Returns

The Sofia radio casually announced a piece of news: flashing-eyed, mop-maned Georgi Dimitroff, storied revolutionary, had come home at last. After 22 years of exile, the burly, brimstony Bulgarian had taken his rightful place as the No. 1 Communist in the Fatherland Front, his country's dominating political coalition.

A factory worker's son and a militant trade unionist, Dimitroff began making international incidents in the early 1920s. En route to the second Comintern Congress in Moscow, he was picked up in Rumania as a spy, was rescued from liquidation by Russian intervention. In 1923 he led Bulgaria's abortive Communist revolt, barely escaped...

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