Ancient antiques (Prehistory, Classical Antiquity, Middle Age) occupy a considerable part of identities of many nations. They connect people with the roots of their kin through materiality, make the member of society be proud of belonging to one or another nations, increase their willing to learn more in depth, increase the intellectual approach to life.
However, there is a small segment of society which looks at the ancient antiques as investment. They are in most cases protected by the law of private collections, or are able in some countries like Bulgaria to change the law to make possible to have the antiques as a private property.
Most curiously, Russian ideology in early 21st century twins today in Moscow as “positive values” absurds of culture and of humankind: Edward Snowden who left his country, USA, with 4 computers secret information, and the finds from the private collection of Vassil Bozhkov-the Skull (Bulgarian mafia) which includes many Thracian antiques from treasure-hunters.
"Vasil Bozhkov, "the Skull," is currently the owner of Nove Holding, operating in the fields of insurance and gambling. He made money with the infrastructure construction, easily winning contracts and diverting European development funds issued from Brussels for modernizing road and rail networks. Former president of the capital's football team, CSKA Sofia, and collector of ancient art pieces, Bozhkov is also charged with illegal excavations and art trafficking.
Investigations lead to one man: Vasil Bozhkov, an extremely wealthy and influential businessman with known OC ties and links to many high-level politicians. The cable ends by saying: "If Bulgaria brings down Bozhkov, that would be progress."
There is a serious problem. Why has Russia been trying today to make the world look at black as white and to poison the world with anti-humanity and anti-values? Should we worry? The global citizens in the spirit of Stevie Wonder need humanity, trust, clean social ideals and values; they want to live in empathy context.
Without rhetoric of the political debates, can we simple ask again Snowden: What was wrong he to go and ask for a personal appointment with the President of USA and to tell him about his worries? And why does Moscow not think in this simple way, but has been trying to make a cake from a garbage of poisoned egosocial identity?
And after Snowden, Moscow has been hosting Vassil Bozhkov-the Skull. Haven’t really Bulgaria nation’s wealth of ancient treasure? How does the private collections of Vassil Bozhkov and Dimitur Ivanov match the ideology of Russia in a period when all the world wants to turn to more important questions: poverty and having job for everybody – not to worry which will be next target of the Russian political (in some cases) deadly poison?
We have the USA and other countries which do know not only what humanity is, but also how to embed humanity in the world’s everydayness. However, having Moscow as a black cloud for the world by a collection of the most dangerous anti-humanity should scare everybody in the world.