Who Tells the Truth – Bulgarian Dossier Commission or Agent Sabina (aka Julia Kristeva)?

Res. Prof. Lolita Nikolova, PhD, MH, MA, AAS, EdD candidate

Founder and Director of International Institute of Anthropology, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Just a few days ago a world scandal in the intellectual life as a purification step of rehumanization started and continues in most unexpected direction: After documentary proved announcement of belonging of Bulgarian-born French writer Julia Kristeva to the secret service of the communist regime of Nazi type in Bulgaria in later 1960s – early 1970s, Julia Kristeva used her website(s) to accuse the Dossier Commission that had distributed a false information (see below). However, there is no single piece in the published file of Kristeva that would make the reader question that Kristeva was a secret agent of the communist regime of Nazi type. Most interestingly, Kristeva states on her website that was neither Bulgarian nor French, Russian or American spy. So, we may expect further news about her personality.

See Bulgaria Alleges Julia Kristeva was State Security Agent

The people know about the Western culture that it is a culture of honesty. Kristeva, describing herself as even being adopted by America, has been using in most dishonest way the social media to deny obvious thing – she was a secret agent of the communist regime of Nazi type in Bulgaria. Most interestingly, she became affiliated with the secret Bulgarian services after her marriage to Philippe Sollers (1966), and was on report officially in early 1970s when she also visited Columbia University for lectures. This is the only steady connection of Kristeva in the USA where she continues to publish with Columbia University Press.

Web information describes the Columbia University  as a place of traditional interest of Russian spies (see e.g. here about the last case). Such interest would not be without possible mediators there. So, it is unclear how Kristeva landed there and whether she did not become a spy, in particular, to use some connections of the secret agents in West in  period, when she attempted to make a career in culture as a French writer.  She has been described as an extremely ambitious woman. However, although Kristeva got even a lecturer position at French University, there is no information she had PhD from any place in the world. This is very strange for lecturers who describe themselves as professional researchers in the field of semiotics and linguistics. PhD is mandatory for researchers to prove originality of their writings on the topic. Obviously, Kristeva had serious limitations in her abilities in the field of semiotics and was not able to develop original thoughts at PhD level despite of published numerous books.  Her publication activity  has been explained mostly as using the influence of her husband, but now after the published file from Bulgaria, it comes out that she could be part of the permanent attempt of the communist agents in West  to get a world position in culture using different corrupted networks (including publishers, reviewers and replicators).

We have been waiting for the official French position since having a communist agent on French campus is not the best advertisement of the French educational system. Regarding Columbia University, most recent case with Russian spy shows that the current academic leaders have adopted the academic culture of humanity. However, we do not know in detail the past of the Columbia University, except for the facts that it is one of places of traditional interests of the Russian spies.

Recent article about the academic space as a space of recruiting spies is very actual and together with the discovery of the Bulgarian Dossier Commission, both call for world innovation that would make all universities in the world free of any kind of spies. There should be a global law to treat as most serious crime any spy activities of any faculty and staff in the world, as well as any attempt for using the campuses for recruitment of spies. The reaction of Kristeva just demonstrates how dishonest and dangerous for humanities are those people and how they harm humanity including preventing campuses to become place of real talents and real humanists.

The academic campuses build the future of the world. In this future nobody wants lies and multi-personalities. If somebody is a real intellectual, there is no need to be a secret agent. Every faculty should to be an example of honesty and real culture. One of the main reasons of the deep crisis of the academic education is the fact that corruption may dominate in the recruitment of faculty and an active component of the corruption seems to be those secret agents who create wall against the real talents and real scientists on campus.

Bulgarians have many examples of being the best in the world. John Vincent Atanasov, connected with the discovery of the computer, has Bulgarian roots. John (Ivan) Notchev was an engineer with a primary contribution to Apollo space technology (3 American presidents were at his burial). Christo, an amazing artist, gathers periodically millions of visitors at his artistic installations. The examples of honest success of Bulgarian population, which has millions of immigrants all over the world, are endless.

Kristeva case is just an example that despite difficulties, the Bulgarian nation makes slow but steady steps toward world best model of democracy – the humanistic democracy. It is pity that the French writer born in Bulgaria (agent Sabina, aka Julia Kristeva) went on the road of dishonesty to have covered a shaming page of her life.

The full false statement of agent Sabina (aka Julia Kristeva) is at her website (www.kristeva.fr). Using Internet for false statement is a most serious moral crime:

“I have never belonged to any secret service — not Bulgarian, not French, Russian or American! These archives are a perfect illustration of the methods used by police in the service of a totalitarianism that I have in fact helped to denounce by explaining in many of my publications how its mechanisms work. Furthermore, I have not offered my support to a regime that I fled, and I have never written reports for it. The fact seems to remain that the still too little understood methods of totalitarian regimes — naming and amassing secret files on people without their knowledge — remain formidably efficient today if we are to judge by the credence given to these files, without there being any questioning about who wrote them or why. Ultimately, this episode would be comical, and might even seem a bit romantic, were it not for the fact that it is all so false and that its uncritical repetition in the media is so frightening.
Julia Kristeva
April 2, 2018″
The moral crime of lie is the main generator of corruption in society today. The ideal of honest global society is as actual as never before. During the period of the Cold War the Western culture was this ideal. Today it is just a global goal which needs active supporters and brilliant examples.

The Earliest Registered Baptism of a Child without Parents’ Names in Coassolo Torinese, Turin, Piedmont, Italy (1608)

Lolita Nikolova, PhD

The children born out of wedlock are a special genealogical category with several subcategories: none of the parents listed in the birth registration, only one parent listed, or both parents of the child (a result of “a natural union”) are registered. In some cases there is an additional note under the registration number which indicates that the child was legitimized (typically after the wedding of the parents). The legitimization may take a large part of the marriage registration, including one or more children.

However, every village, town or city in Italy has own story of this category children, which were very exceptions, in contrast to nowadays when the children of natural unions may begin in some moment even to prevail in the demographic statistics. In past the marriage was considered as a scared union and a mandatory precondition for beginning of biological reproduction.

Coassolo Torinese is a village in the Alps, in the metropolitan area of Torino. The Catholic church “St. Nikola” is one of the oldest churches in the region, with extremely well preserved church books, which are accessible for research thanks to the priests there.  The community had extremely strong genealogical connections with the USA because of emigration of many residents of Coassolo Torinese in later 19th – early 20 century. Even the Café next to the church in the center of the village is named Colorado.

The Catholic baptism records start in 1604. However, just in 1608 the baptism register included a registration of a child without names of his parents. It was a baby boy born on Wednesday, 20 February 1608, and named Giulio Cesare.

This piece of information could be one of the earliest registrations of a child without naming the parent(s) in Italian genealogy. Who knows? Today, when genealogy bridges science and popular culture and has become important for everybody, Giulio Cesare may become a scientific icon of all children with named parents who began to be registered in the church together with the born in families, at least in Piedmont region.

The St. Nikola Church in Coassolo Torisene, Turin, Piedmont, Italy



What Day of the Week was Your Italian Ancestor Born on?

Lolita Nikolova, PhD

Typically, the genealogical pedigree includes the date of the birth, eventually complimented by the date of baptism of the researched ancestor. In the early Catholic records, the date of the birth usually is also the date of baptism. The civil registration records (started abt 1809-1812 in different parts of Italy) also include the hour of birth, while the early Catholic records (some of them as early as later 16th – early 17th century) may document the day of week when the child was born. Nevertheless, if we do not have documented the day of the week, is it possible to figure out what day of the week the child was born? As everybody today wants to know on what day of week was born, logically, the day of the week is an additional, but essential genealogical information.

One method to find the day of the week is using the calendar at.calenderandtime.com.

The early baptism register of Coassolo Torinese, Turin, Piedmont, Italy helps to verify the usefulness of the available online Calendar for different years in different parts of the world. For instance, according to the baptism register, Battista Bellino-Roci was born on Saturday, 4 February 1606. The calendar online shows that 4 February 1606 is exactly on Saturday.

In sum, the date of birth, time and the day of the week are the standard genealogical components of the ancestors’ database.  They do not always exist in the available records since the church registers may include only the date of baptism. However, the day of the week of the birth / baptism can be generated using online calendar, in particular.

The same method can be used for generating the day of marriage and death of our ancestors.

Italian Regions Used in Genealogy

Lolita Nikolova, PhD

Italy is divided into 5 historical-administrative regions. This is the category, which precedes the name of the country on the pedigree (see the example below).

North Eastern Italy

  • Emilia-Romagna
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
  • Veneto

North Western Italy

  • Aosta Valley
  • Liguria
  • Lombardy
  • Piedmont

Central Italy

  • Abruzzo
  • Lazio
  • Marche
  • Tuscany
  • Umbria

Southern Italy

  • Apulia
  • Basilicata
  • Calabria
  • Campania
  • Molise

Insular Italy

  • Sardinia
  • Sicily


Example how to include an information about an Italian place of origin on the pedigree:

Coassolo Torinese, Turin, Piedmont, Italy (English version)

Italian version: Coassolo Torinese, Torino, Piemonte, Italia

NOTE: Use always the most recent name of the place of origin and its contemporary administrative affiliation. The old names can be included in notes.

Link: Customized Italian Genealogy Course