International Institute of Anthropology has initiated Georgi Markov Award for Humanity. Its first recipient is Evgeni Paunov – Bulgaria for his constant attempt to reembed humanity in our post-Cold War weird everydayness as an active member of several Facebook groups, and for his BG Facebook thought of the year in blog Museums in Bulgaria: Restoration, but restoration of communism – this is our sad homeland picture (Oct 12, 2013).
Evgeni's article "Coins and coin circulation in Kabyle and its hinterland, ca.100 BC – AD 98/117." has more than 2,000 views at academia.edu
He was a Bulgarian dissident writer. Markov originally worked as a novelist and playwright in his native country, then governed by a communist regime under Chairman Todor Zhivkov, until his defection from Bulgaria in 1969. After relocating to the West, he worked as a broadcaster and journalist for the BBC World Service, the US-funded Radio Free Europe, and Germany's Deutsche Welle… Between 1975 and 1978 Markov worked on his In Absentia Reports analysis of life in Communist Bulgaria. They were broadcast weekly on Radio Free Europe. Their criticism of the Communist government and personally of the Party leader Todor Zhivkov made Markov even more an enemy of the regime… In 1978, Markov was murdered in London by an operative connected to the KGB and the Bulgarian secret police under Zhivkov. His grave is in a small churchyard at the Church of St Candida and Holy Cross in Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset. His In Absentia Reports were published in Bulgaria in 1990, after the end of the Communist government….In 2000, Markov was posthumously awarded the Order of Stara Planina, Bulgaria's most prestigious honour, for his “significant contribution to the Bulgarian literature, drama and non-fiction and for his exceptional civic position and confrontation to the Communist regime.”