Todor Zhivkov

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Todor Zhivkov (19111998) is the 50-th premier of Bulgaria from March 4, 1954 until November 10, 1989.


  • Now every day, every hour, everywhere there is material![1]
  • "This year - a factory of semiconductors. Next year - a factory of whole conductors!" (on a opening ceremony of a semiconductor factory in Botevgrad)
  • "Of course, in no case would we allow the creation of a regional union in the Balkans, directed against the Soviet Union and Bulgaria."
  • "Regarding our policy in the Balkans, I would like to state that we coordinate all our steps with the Soviet Union."
  • "There are some common problems in the Balkans in the settlement of which Bulgaria should also participate."
  • "We must make a radical turn, at 360 degrees"
  • "I open the new factory for bic, ...bic...(trying to say bicycles) ehhh!. Never mind...For bikes!"
  • "There is nothing amazing in the success of USSR taking in mind their raw materials. In Russian lands one can find more raw materials than in the Mendeleev's table..."
  • "The police belongs to the people and the people belong to the police."
  • "Somebody said that the power of our party is shaking (is unstable). Yes, The balls (testicles) of a ram are also shaking, but they never fall." (on a meeting for opening a new textile factory in Kazanlak, 1964)
  • "A good journalist is not the one that writes what people say, but the one that writes what he/she is supposed to write."
  • "Until the ninth of september 1944, that memorable date, the Bulgarian people was on the edge of a bottomless abyss. After the ninth of september, the Bulgarians made the fateful step forward!"

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