N.S. Derzhavin, “Bulgaro-Serb Relations and the Macedonian Question”, (1918)

May the heroic Serb people at last find the necessary moral force–and they have it, it dwells within them–to recognize spontaneously what has long and unanimously been recognized by history, science, and the national sentiment of the Macedonian population itself, which sees in the Bulgarians ITS BROTHERS in language and blood, and which has fought hand in hand with them for religion, life, and liberty.

[N.S. Derzhavin, “Bulgaro-Serb Relations and the Macedonian Question”, (1918)]

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