BULGARIA: The Dimitroffs

Even among Balkan politicians, who are much sought after by direct-actionists, Dr. Georgi Dimitroff, 43-year-old ex-Secretary General of the Bulgarian Agrarian Party, seems to bear a charmed life. Four years ago he escaped German arrest by leaving his country in a load of oranges shipped out by British diplomats. Four months ago he escaped Russian arrest, this time by falling inside the opened door of the U.S. political representative in Sofia, Maynard B. Barnes (TIME, June 11). Last week, still in the reassuring company of Mr. Barnes, Dimitroff and his wife emplaned from the capital, with Russian blessings and Bulgarian...

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