The KGB: To Russia with Love

From vegetables to dirty tricks, Bulgaria gives its all

Of all the deeds ascribed to the KGB, perhaps none has drawn more outrage than the allegation that the Soviet Union, acting through Bulgaria, was behind the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II. Over the decades, the U.S.S.R. has forged a special relationship with Bulgaria, relying on the tiny Balkan nation to perform myriad tasks, some nefarious, some merely fraternal. A report from that littlenoticed, little-understood country:

On a square just off Sofia's Ruski Boulevard facing the National Assembly stands a statue of Tsar...

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