This blog is wholly dedicated to my father's Macedonian secret police (State Security Agency) file active between 1992 and 1998. It contains a total of 50 separate "Operative Memos" (all translated into English) detailing the SSA's attempt to recruit him in its service. My goal is to disclose, not just the injustice done to my family, but more so to warn the North American public of the dangers of neglecting individual liberties--property rights in particular--as has been the trend in recent years.
Friday, June 29, 2012
REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA Form No. 9
MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
SUBJECT: Records for person, notifies
Regarding your request from 04.July.2000 for records of persons from article 11 section 1 from the Law of Disclosure of Personal Records made by SSS, we inform you for the following:
1. The following functionaries of the SDB [State Security Service] or DBK [Directorate for Security and Counterintelligence] took part in the making of your personal dossier:
Goran Stankovski, Zoran Popović,
Siljan Avramovski, Dobri Velickovski,
Kuzman Jovanovski, Todor Dimkovski,
2. The following persons gave information for the formation of your personal SDB or DBK dossier:
Tomislav Spasovski, Jordanovski Čedomir,
Tasev Todor, Zafirovski Miodrag,
Damjanovski Tomislav, Manojlovski Metodija,
Angelovski Ljupco, Marjan Trajkovski,
__________ OF THE PANEL FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF THE PROCEDURE FOR ACCES AND INSIGHT
IN THE PERSONAL DOSSIER IN DBK
Thursday, June 28, 2012
MIA of RM
Operative worker XXXXXXXXXXX Line of Work:
Evidentiary number 829 XXXXXXXXXXXX
SUBJECT: PETROVSKI JORDAN, from
Kumanovo, preliminary research. -
At the request of the 1st Department of the State Security Agency exhaustive authentications have been completed regarding the person PETROVSKI JORDAN, from father Dušan and mother Nada; born on 24/JAN/1951 in Kumanovo, where he resides in an apartment on "Pitu Guli" street number 15; married, father of two, Macedonian, citizen of Macedonia.
He originates from a materially well established family from Kumanovo. During the Struggle for National Liberation [World War II] and the People's Revolution [also reference to WWII], Jordan's father, Dušan lived in Kumanovo and did not take part in either. The Petrovski family does not enjoy good reputation or authority among the people. The family itself is looked upon with contempt and hatred, because of its enemy stance, especially Dušan Petrovski. During the Bulgarian Occupation [WWII], Dušan worked for the Bulgarian Commissariat in Kumanovo. As such, he had a hostile attitude toward his fellow citizens. Additionally, there are confirmed records that he was an asset of the Bulgarian Intelligence Service. He was held as a connection by some Andonov, an officer of the then Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria in charge of Kumanovo. Additionally, it is known among the people that during the occupation Dušan maintained contacts with German officers as well. After the liberation Dušan for some time was used by the State Security Service of the Republic of Macedonia and it is probable that this fact contributed for his continued appointments on high managerial positions during his entire working life.
The same [Dušan] went into retirement 3 or 4 years ago. As a retiree he has been working—he assists his son Jordan: first in establishing, later in the starting-up of the private company "Snežana i Sinovi" ["Snežana and Sons"]; and later with the registering of the import-export company under the same name.
During our intelligence gathering we came to know that Petrovska Nada, wife of Dušan, comes from an enemy family. Her origin is from a Serbian family that moved from Pirot, the Republic of Serbia. Nada's brother, whose name we were not able to find out during the preliminary research phase, took an active part in the Četnik movement of Draža Mihajlović [Serbian Royalists, who allied themselves with Nazi occupiers during WWII]. The same [Nada's brother] since he left Kumanovo, joined the Četnik movement and from then on never returned to Kumanovo, so that to this day nothing is known of him in the area of Kumanovo.
As with Dušan, so with his wife Nada, among the people they are known as materialists, who have always been involved in doing illegal trade and smuggling and those are the reasons that afforded them to acquire large sums of money.
The Subject, Jordan, finished eight years of elementary school and technical high school in Kumanovo. After graduation he enrolled in the Higher school [College] of Economics in Prilep. He did not complete his Higher Education. As a high school cadre, he found employment in FZC [steel pipe manufacturing factory ''11 Octomvri''-Kumanovo] in the Section for preparatory production. He remained employed there for 5-6 years, after leaving his job he returned to work as a warehouse worker at the "Stan" company where he remained for some time, and left this job to soon after found his own production company "Snežana i Sinovi". Soon after, as part of the company he opened a restaurant, as well as a wholesale export-import company. As an owner of an export-import company Jordan had the chance to establish numerous contacts with owners of companies from R Bulgaria.
The Subject was a member of the SKM [Communist Union of Macedonia] until the fall of Socialism and the establishment of the multi-party political system of our country. From then on the Subject is known to have adopted a VMRO-political ideology [the reference is to the party VMRO-DPMNE, which at the time held a center-right ideology]. As an owner of an economically strong company during the first elections (during the pre-election campaign) the Subject donated large sums of money to his own party for its propaganda and persuasion efforts.
According to the findings of the SDB [State Security Service] in his current business dealings with people from the Republic of Bulgaria the Subject is making deals under suspicious conditions and circumstances.
The environment in which he moves and the people with whom he is close and is in regular contact are persons who come from families that hold now or have in the past held the same or similar attitude [ideology] (Georgiev Bojan, son of Georgiev Strahil, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Predrag Dimkovski, son of d-r. Dimkovski Mile and other persons with same ideological-political orientation).
Lately, he has often been visited in his restaurant and contacted by Lt. Col. Tasev Todor of the ARM [Army of the Republic of Macedonia] and Miomir Zafirovski, who was until recently Deputy-Commander of the Municipality Headquarters for Territorial Defense in Kumanovo; he is the son of a retired Major of the JNA [Yugoslavian National Army].
Jordan's wife, Snežana, comes from a middle-propertied [middle class] working family. Her father Spiro Georgievski was employed in the RSVR [a former name for the Ministry of Internal Affairs] up until 7-8 years ago from where he retired. Snežana graduated from high school in Kumanovo, and went on to Dentist School at the University in Skopje, but did not complete her education.
She has been employed at the private enterprise "Senžana i Sinovi" since its inception. She is politically passive, as are her parents.
On the basis of the completed research, the acquired findings and records, we evaluate that Jordan because of his activity, his family origin, his social environment, as well as the findings of the suspicious environment in the sphere of commerical cooperation as an owner of a company that deals with owners of private and state-owned companies from Bulgaria, should be a person of interest to the SDB [State Security Service].
At this time it is our opinion that it is necessary to work on the discovery and identification of his connections and positions in Bulgaria; a more detailed discovery of the conditions and the environments in the sphere of his commercial cooperation, possible privileges, etc. Our attitude and position [friendly or hostile] toward him for the next period will depend on the findings of our further study of these elements.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS of the Republic of Macedonia
Operative worker XXXXXXX Line of Work:
Evidentiary number: 830 XXXXXX
SUBJECT: Findings concerning JORDAN
PETROVSKI, from Kumanovo.
On 14/OCT/1992 I entered the hospitality establishment "Snežana i Sinovi" [he means to say the restaurant Baba Cana], ownership of Petrovski D. Jordan, from Kumanovo. As soon as I entered the ground floor of the locale, among other guests, at a separate table I noticed were seated the persons Tasev Todor Lt. Colonel of ARM [Army of the Republic of Macedonia], Miodrag Zafirovski, Deputy Commander of what was until recently the Municipal Headquarters of Territorial Defense for Kumanovo, but now employed with the army barracks "Boro Menkov" in Kumanovo, as civilian personnel. He is a graduate of the faculty of National Defense. Sitting in their company was Petrovski D. Jordan, owner of the locale. When they noticed me, both Tasev and Zafirovski invited me to sit with them so they could buy me a drink.
I accepted the invitation; I greeted the same and joined them. In their company I stayed for about 35-40 minutes, and afterwards I left. While I was present, Petrovski Jordan mainly spoke about his latest trip to Russia. The conversation had started before my arrival, so I was able to hear it only in part. From what I heard, it is my opinion that the information which Jordan gave regarding his trip to Russia, in particular that he made a very good business deal with the Russians deserves attention (he didn’t mention names of companies or names of persons). The trip was completed by means of his passenger vehicle, and he was accompanied by two persons from the Republic of Bulgaria. Cooperation with Bulgarian companies was going well, with a tendency to get even better.
With that this conversation was interrupted and a new conversation was started concerning the advertisement regarding the auctioning off of the military facilities in the district of "Karpoš", and then they talked about the Municipal Public Shelters in Kumanovo located in the locality of "Bagrem-Banja" which Petrovski has leased, refigured and adapted for the production of mushrooms. With regard to the mushroom farm, Petrovski said that it was very profitable.
For the entire duration of my stay, I only listened to the conversation, without taking any kind of participation; while concerning his business cooperation with R Bulgaria, for reasons that I took into consideration the findings and information from the report XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX concerning Petrovski and his cooperation and special privileges with companies from R Bulgaria.
The information concerning Petrovski's association and travel with two persons from the Republic of Bulgaria to Russia, likewise Petrovski's good and unimpeded cooperation with companies from the Republic of Bulgaria contains indications which make him interesting, all the more keeping in mind his family origin.
It is our evaluation is that Petrovski Jordan deserves our interest and treatment.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS of the Republic of Macedonia
SSS- 1st Department
Operative worker XXXXXXXX Line of Work:
Evidentiary number: 259 XXXXX
Subject: XXXXXXXXXXX, from Kumanovo,
informative conversation conducted.
On 30/MAR/1993 between the hours of 11:30 and13:00 an informative conversation was conducted with XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX at "Bumerang" restaurant.
The conversation was conducted at our initiative, with the goal of acquiring information of security-based nature concerning Petrovski Dušan Jordan, owner of a private company from Kumanovo, person of security interest by [line of] BNRS [Bulgarian National Intelligence Service].
XXXXXXXXXXX had been employed in the restaurant "Baba Cana", ownership of Petrovski Jordan. While under [Petrovski's] employ, XXXXXXXX found out that in the beginning of the month of February four persons from Russia visited Petrovski in a business capacity (Kuznecov Aleskij, Spuskanok Jurij, Tomatenko Vladimir and Biletski Mihail), one of which was Minister of Commerce, while another a Secretary in the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Concerning business cooperation with Bulgaria, XXXXXXXX said that Petrovski had developed good cooperation and was making extra profits from it; [Petrovski] was in constant contact with business partners from Russia and especially with business partners from R Bulgaria. [Petrovski] traveled to R Bulgaria for that reason, and often representatives from private and state companies from Bulgaria were Petrovski's guests in Kumanovo. Concerning Petrovski, further in the conversation XXXXXXXXXX said that he works wisely, he is very careful, that he never included anybody in his business conversations with representatives from R Bulgaria or Russia. When he was traveling to Russia or R Bulgaria, he regularly travelled alone. [THE SOURCE] said that it was unknown to him whether Petrovski was involved in something that is prohibited, but it was obvious that [Petrovski] made extremely high profits over a relatively short period of time, which he found to be indicative.
Concerning Petrovski's cooperation with companies from R Bulgaria, the person Dragan N. owner of the company "Biljanovce-promet" could have some additional information, as well as Dragan, an employee at the restaurant "Baba Cana", ownership of Jordan Petrovski.
No other information was acquired during the conversation.
XXXXXXXXXXX is a friendly connection of ours. Considering that he has a good relationship with Petrovski Jordan, we will continue our contacts, with the goal of gradually engaging XXXXXXX toward [Petrovski].
For the purpose of finding appropriate persons and means to engage them by toward Petrovski, XXXXXXXXXX an employee at "Baba Cana”, and XXXXXXXX owner of the company XXXXXXXXXX will be studied and called in for conversation.