1st State Typography named for Georgi Dimitrov, Sofia, [Bulgaria]
The 1st State Typography in Sofia was named in honor of Georgi Dimitrov (1882-1949), the first communist leader of Bulgaria. From 1934 to 1943, Dimitrov served as secretary-general of the Comintern (Communist International) and he led its European section. Originally a printer and union leader, Dimitrov was a Bulgarian socialist who helped establish the Bulgarian Communist Party. Dimitrov died in the Soviet Union.
Sources & Citations
Kenez, P. (2006). Hungary from the Nazis to the Soviets: The establishment of the Communist regime in Hungary, 1944-1948. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (p. 48, Dimitrov’s position in Comintern cited)
Banac, I. (2003). The Diary of Georgi Dimitrov: 1933-1949. New Haven: Yale University Press. (overview of the political life of Dimitrov)
britannica.com (bio of Georgi Mikhailovich Dimitrov)