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Russian military intelligence in Bulgaria (1879 – 1912)


Authors:
Stefan Simeonov Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Bulgaria

Pages: 459-462

Abstract:

The present article focuses on the Russian military intelligence in Bulgaria in the period since the establishment of the Third Bulgarian State until the beginning of the Balkan War in 1912. The Russian intelligence in Bulgaria is carried out mainly by military agents in the country, which are subordinated to the General Headquarters of Russia. The main task of the military agents is comprehensive military statistical study of the Bulgarian state and its armed forces as well as collecting political information with military value. The author examines the process of building Russian military agents and the impact of the political relations between the two countries on the organizational structure and activities of Russian intelligence in Bulgaria.

Keywords:

Bulgaria, Russia, Russian military intelligence, military agents, armed forces

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