Truth-Revealing Statements by Former FYROM’s Foreign Minister

Translation in English By Marcus Templar

“The indignation of the Macedonists for democracy is the same which they had for [any] opposing views. The creation of the “Macedonian” nation, almost half century ago, was materialized under the condition of one-party dictatorship. In those days, there was no difference between science and ideology, so the “Macedonian” historiography unopposed comfortably performed a selection of historical material from which the “Macedonian” identity was created. There is nothing atypical here for the process of the creation of any modern nation, except when a falsification was made by substituting the word “Bulgarian” with the word “Macedonian”. However, whenever it was not possible [to substitute “Bulgarian” for “Macedonian”], historic figures were declared to be Bulgarian agents who somehow had entered into a created pure “Macedonian” [imaginary] space.”

Denko Maleski, “The dilemma of the Macedonian National Unity,”
Utrinski Vesnik,
Number 2324, Saturday, 03 March 2007.

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