Photo taken in:RuseYear when photo was taken:1972Country name at time of photo:Bulgaria, 1944-1989Country name today:Bulgaria
This is me as an employee in charge of citizens' status in Ruse in 1972. At that time I was in charge of all civil marriages in Ruse. Above me on the photo is the portrait of Georgi Dimitrov; the medals and the tricolor band were part of my 'working uniform.'
As head of the administrative department of the City Council in Ruse, I was one of the leading specialists in the country. From 1969 until 1973 I experimented in Ruse with a new system of citizens' registration, and adopted the Unified Citizen's Number. I followed the experience of Czechoslovakia, Austria and Hungary and created our own, Bulgaria’s new system of citizens' registration, which is still in use throughout the country. At that time, delegates from Germany and Mongolia came to learn from our experience. Then I started working in the District Council as chief specialist.