Nikolai Todorov

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Nikolai Todorov
President of Bulgaria
In office
Acting 17 July 1990 – 1 August 1990
Preceded by Stanko Todorov (Acting)
Succeeded by Zhelyu Zhelev
Personal details
Born 6 June 1921
Varna, Bulgaria
Died 27 August 2003(2003-08-27) (aged 82)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Alma mater Sofia University

Nikolai Todorov served as acting President of Bulgaria in 1990.


Todorov was inspired to go into politics after the trial of Traycho Kostov, whom he had shared a prison cell with during World War II.[1] After a distinguished academic career, which included a position at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, he joined the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He would later serve as the Bulgarian representative to UNESCO and the Bulgarian Ambassador to Greece (1978–1983). Following Bulgaria's departure from Communism, Todorov became Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, leading him to serve as acting President.

Personal life[edit]

Todorov was married with three children. He is the father of Maria Todorova.


  1. ^ "Nikolai Todorov obituary". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 2011-09-03.