Mladenow was born into a farming family in the village of Toshevchi in Vidin Oblast . His father was an anti-fascist partisan who fell in 1944. After finishing the military academy , Mladenov went to Sofia University and graduated from the State Institute for International Relations in Moscow in 1963 . In 1971 he was appointed Foreign Minister by Todor Zhivkov ; he held this position for almost two decades. After the fall of Zhivkov in 1989, he assumed the post of General Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party as well as the office of President of the State Council . Both offices were abolished in April 1990, after which Mladenow was appointed President of the People's Republic.
Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of Bulgaria
December 13, 1971 - November 17, 1989
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Mladenow, Petar Toschew (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Bulgarian diplomat and politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 22, 1936|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Toshevchi , Vidin|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 31, 2000|