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bochev 2019

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Stanislav Aseev in the prison

  Old Cold War weapons are revived with new dangerous applications against rebellious writers, journalists, scientists and authors   Ghosts of the old Cold War are suddenly revived when it comes to the political imperatives of Putin’s dictatorial regime and those who disagree with him. Perfidious inventiveness and evil are awakened.It’s not by chance that the instruments which waged this struggle are once again the same.   Disinformation, slander, all sorts of prohibitions – the huge arsenal of the Russian censorship octopus is not only prepared for renewed warfare and will be more terrible in the years to come. The methodology is the same, the results are predictable, but the furious attempts of the dissidents – to demonstrate to the civilized world the real situation there – are being nipped

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josh alex 1

  Hopefully, this will not be my last Bulgaria Analytica article. But with the current state of media you never know.   So I think it’s an opportune time for me to reflect on my time as a correspondent for Bulgaria Analytica and the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies (CBBSS), and more so, on the past five-plus years — a period I’ve spent almost entirely outside of my native United States.   As necessity is the mother of invention, it could be said travel is the mother of an expanded worldview. I’d like to think my worldview has expanded significantly as I’ve spent most of the past five years traveling and doing a lot of reporting along the way.   Journalistically, I typically neither write in first person,

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russia_nato

  NATO’s London Summit on 3-4 December will enable Alliance leaders to reassert the importance of the Alliance after recent attacks on its effectiveness by French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron’s assertion that NATO is “brain dead” was reminiscent of President Donald Trump’s election campaign statements that the Alliance was obsolete. Trump’s attacks led to a refocus on NATO defense spending and Macron’s dismissal can encourage the Alliance to strengthen its mission.   It is important to remember that NATO was formed to prevent Europe’s domination by any expansionist power and is the cornerstone of the trans-Atlantic alliance. A secure Europe is vital for American security and its military presence enables the U.S. to project power to deter threats and respond decisively if common security interests are challenged from any adjacent

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malinov-putin

  The spy affair involving the top Russophile in Bulgaria – Nikolay Malinov, has received an ominous turn in the last three days. Mr. Malinov was miraculously granted a three-day exemption from the ban to leave the country, allowing him to fly to Moscow and receive a Soviet time Оrder of Friendship from President Putin. The motives are clear – for outstanding contributions to the Russian nation.   Mr. Malinov is what ideally fits into the term ‘Russian agent of influence.’   The invitation and the ceremony were all carefully staged showcase of Vladimir Putin’s imperial hiatus. In the case of Mr. Malinov, it was a clear case of marked red lines the Bulgarian PM Borissov should not cross.   The most intriguing part of the story is the five-minute

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Russia Protest

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karta S-4001

  Shortly after the October 20th visit of the head of Russia’s Civil Intelligence Sergey Naryshkin, an S-400 division and Panzer rocket-artillery system arrived in Serbia. They are supposed to take part in the second part of the joint military drills ‘Slavic shield – 2019’ that will span October 23-29th. The news generated fresh concerns about a possible permanent deployment of the S-400, leading to widespread geopolitical repercussions.   More than 200 Serbian military experts were flown to Russia two months ago to take part in the first leg of the ‘Slavic Shield-2019’ military drills in the region of Astrakhan, which included training and live-fire tests with S-400.   This summer, NATO-member Romania banned the river transport of Russian armored vehicles to Serbia. Russia then flew them over NATO member

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putin

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About Димитър Бочев

Димитър Бочев е български писател, политически емигрант в Германия и дългогодишен сътрудник на Радио Свободна Европа. Автор е на току що публикуваната „Несъгласни думи,“ и други книги.