After three decades the Bulgarians have finally been trumped by their former overlords − the discipline of spookacide has been taken to the next level by a radioactive hors d'ouevre designed to cause death over a matter of weeks while spreading PR fallout across the globe for months.
Ian Fleming was not particularly nice about the Bulgars in Casino Royale. A colleague of James Bond remarks that...
"We don't see many of those around. They're mostly used against the Turks and Yugoslavs. They're stupid but obedient. The Russians use them for simple killings or as fall guys for more complicated ones."
Sure enough two turn up outside the Casino primed to chuck a box of high explosives at 007, only to become unwitting suicide bombers.