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The killing of this person made major headlines in the UK at the time. Due to the manor he was killed.
Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov was killed in 1978 while in London.
Markov, a BBC World Service journalist and a strong critic of the communist regime, was killed . When he was injected with ricin while he waited at a bus stop (it was done using the tip of an umbrella)..
Nobody has ever been charged with the murder, but it is widely believed that the Bulgarian secret service and the KGB were behind it.
He was an out spoken critic. The Bulgarian state was the best puppet state of all Communist controlled states and the most oppressive. Russia did its best with it puppets doing their bidding to surpress the Country.
It is believed that the assassination was supported the KGB and senior members of the Bulgarian secret police.
In 1992, General Vladimir Todorov, the former Bulgarian intelligence chief, was sentenced to 16 months in jail for destroying 10 volumes of material relating to Markov's death.
A second person suspected of destroying documents committed suicide, while a Bulgarian spy who was believed to be involved in the assassination died in a car accident.
Markov was an acclaimed novelist and playwright in Bulgaria prior to his defection to the West in 1969.
He was known for his harsh criticism of the autocratic rule of the then communist leader, Todor Zhivkov, and his broadcasts were seen as providing inspiration to the dissident movement in Bulgaria.
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