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Zhivkov

[zhif-kawf] /ˈʒɪf kɔf/
noun
1.
Todor
[taw-dawr] /ˈtɔ dɔr/ (Show IPA),
1911–98, Bulgarian political leader: prime minister 1962–71, president 1971–89.
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  • The mid-1960s saw party chief Zhivkov "building bridges" himself with other Western countries.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Zhivkov also cited shortcomings of the prevailing piecework system and suggested some long-range remedies for the ills.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Zhivkov was then an unknown functionary who had risen from the ranks of the Sofia party structure.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Zhivkov managed to avert the attempted coup d'etat and afterward strengthened his power base within the party.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Zhivkov's rule, like that of his predecessor, emulated the Soviet model.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Internal problems continued to plague the Zhivkov government.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • At the same time, this move increased Zhivkov's control over the party.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Unlike Chervenkov, however, Zhivkov based his government on the principle of collective leadership.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The hallmark of Zhivkov's leadership has been his intense loyalty to the leaders of the Soviet Union.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
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Zhivkov

/Bulgarian ˈʒifkof/
noun
1.
Todor (ˈtɔdor). 1911–98, Bulgarian statesman and party leader; prime minister (1962–71); president (1971–89)
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