Bulgaria 1950

A newsreel about the building of the town of Dimitrovgrad and the visit there of the newly-appointed Bulgarian PM, Valko Chervenkov.

Dimitrovgrad was built on the banks of the river Maritza between 1947-1949 through wide use of forced labour and after merging several villages from the area. It was to be a model of Communist town planning with the purpose of creating a modern industrial centre.