According to The Sofia Globe, Siderov is a 9/11 truther, believes the recent Paris attacks did not actually take place, and that the United States is a colonial power that controls Bulgaria. He said that the United States’ ambassador ordered the Bulgarian prime minister and prosecutor general to destroy him.

Siderov has gained notoriety for his public scuffles, which appear to be aimed at raising his profile. The Bulgarian prosecutor’s office described his behavior as having an “extraordinary degree of cynicism.”

He faces charges for his involvement in a brawl outside a store in Sofia last month, and has been accused in another case for a fight on an airport runway bus. He denies any wrongdoing.

“Attack” supports Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and advocates for Bulgaria’s alignment with the Kremlin rather than the West. It holds 11 out of 240 seats in the country’s parliament.

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