Story by George Ivanov Sodatski from Pazardzhik
In 1980 my nephew Nikola Vashteff who was an international driver was sent with 4 colleagues to Afghanistan to deliver cargo, without knowing what it contains. When they asked they were told that it’s a military secret. On the way back masked bandits opened fire on their vehicle and by miracle no one got killed.
Two weeks later they sent them to Afghanistan again. My nephew objected and said that he still has nightmares from the previous trip. They told him that if he disobeys , he will be fired.
‘ Comrade director, you are sending me to my certain doom’ he said ‘And you know I won’t make it alive, I will leave a widow with 2 kids and sick mother”
Unfortunately my nephew was right and he got killed. He died on 23May 1980 around 6:00am according to his colleagues.
We wanted to defend his citizen rights and to arrange for financial compensation. We wrote a letter to Totor Zivkov, to general Dobri Djurov and to general Semerdjiev. We never received a response. I discussed the case with a lawyer, but he advised that we can’t really start a trial since the murder occurred outside of a communist country.
I had a private meeting with general Semerdjiev, who personally had received the information about my nephew’s demise. He tapped me on the shoulder and told me that the Government will take care of the kids, and the widow will be classified as a national hero and will receive a pension. Months have passed, then years but all those promises remained only in words.
I decided to go and meet Baba Vanga. It was August 1983. She came out and sat on the bench in her yard. I was the first out of around 50 people waiting. I sat next to her and she asked me if I brought sugar. I said that I don’t have. “Give her your watch” one of the other people whispered. But as I was unlatching my watch Baba Vanga spoke:
Oohh you are coming for the killed young man. You are looking for help, for money. Money have been sent, but it went into someone else’s pocket. A lot of pain you lived through.’
I was waiting to hear more, but she said “come-on, what are you waiting for, I told you everything, can’t you see how many people are waiting? “
‘Money have been sent, but they went into someone else’s pocket.” When Baba Vanga does not want to disclose details of a complicated case, she is brief. She says only what won’t hurt neither her, nor the people that have issue with the government. Even if she sees great deal of detail, she will remain silent.
The message that she tried to bring here is, for the victims to understand that on higher level the money have been sent, but somewhere down the chain someone stole them.
There are hundreds of stories where Baba Vanga hides details and avoids giving information. She used to say to her visitors, that with politics and theft cases she does not want to be bothered
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The excerpt for this article was taken from Baba Vanga Predictions – Luxurious Edition (In Bulgarian) by Zheni Kostadinova
About The Author
Zheni Kostadinova graduated Philosophy at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She has worked as an editor at the student TV show “Ku-Ku”, and as a reporter at the National Radio “Horizon”. For over 15 years she is a columnist at “Weekly Trud” newspaper writing about esoteric and psychology. In the same newspaper she is maintaining a page on literature. Zheni Kostadinova is the author of some of the most popular books written on Baba Vanga including “Baba Vanga The Prophetess”, “Baba Vanga Predictions”, “The Secret of Baba Vanga”. Her first book was translated into Russian, Polish, Latvian, Serbian, and Albanian. Zheni is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Writers. She had published three books of poetry: “Fire Sticks (2002), “17 love colors” (2007), and “Fig Jam” (2008). In 2012 Zheni has founded the art-house “Kuklite”. It is a doll gallery and a mini-museum located in the old downtown of Sofia. The gallery exhibits different dolls placed in specific categories. Besides the exhibitions, the art-house “Kuklite” also have the priority to work with children from the local schools, so they learn more about the traditions and customs of the different nations. The main idea is to transform the art-house “Kuklite” into a centre for cultural exchange, creative collaboration between representatives of different fields of art, science and philosophy. The art-house will hold meetings with interesting personalities, and will be a place of exhibitions, seminars, workshops, premieres of books and documentary movies, puppetry, and many other great events. The art-house “Kuklite” will also be a place where collectors can display their favourite artefacts and can share the history associated with them.
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