Ivan Dochev

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Ivan Dochev
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Nationality Bulgarian
Occupation Civil servant
Party Union of Bulgarian National Legions, Bulgarian National Front

Ivan Dimitrov Dochev (Bulgarian: Иван Димитров Дочев) (7 January 1906 – 2005) was a Bulgarian national politician active either side of the Second World War.

Early years

Born in Shumen the son of an army colonel, Dochev worked in the civil service from 1926 to 1932 when he went to Sofia University to study law and politics.[1] It was at university that he first became involved in politics, taking charge of the student organisation.[1]

North American activity

Dochev continued his political activity in Canada, organising the Bulgarian National Front both there and in the United States as soon as he arrived in 1951.[2] His new journal Borba soon became central to anti-communist activity amongst North America-based Bulgarians.

Eventually Dochev moved to the United States and settled in New York City. Whilst there he became Bulgarian National President of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations to which his Bulgarian National Front was affiliated. In 1982 he published the book Half century struggle against communism for the freedom of Bulgaria, detailing his political activities.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Philip Rees, Biographical Dictionary of the Extreme Right Since 1890, 1990, p. 96
  2. Paul R. Magocsi, Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples, Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1999, p. 293
  3. Book details
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