Dear Mr. Harper and Mr. Kenney
We watched Channel 47 in Toronto on Saturday Feb.14 2009 to see you had attended the celebration of the fiftieth Jubilee of the United Macedonians in Canada held on February 08, 2009.
We, the Canadians of Bulgarian background from the geographical region called Macedonia, intend to shed some light on the subject of Macedonian nationality.
This United Macedonians came into existence 50 years ago! Why fifty years ago and not after 1912 when the first Balkan war endede
There are (MPO) Macedonian Patriotic Organizations in North America since 1927. These MPO organizations were formed in USA and Canada with the purpose to inform the Canadian and American governments that the Slavic population of the geographical region is Bulgarian. We, in Canada, have the first Macedono-Bulgarian (Bulgarians from the geographical region called Macedonia) church (1910) on the corner of Sackville and Dundas east in Toronto.
Until 1945, no one had heard that there is such a nation as Macedonian. This so-called nation was invented by the Communist movement (archival records Feb 1934 in Moscow) in order to satisfy the Serbian aspirations in the Balkan Peninsula. The organization, United Macedonians, was created by the Yugoslav Legation in Canada. Until just a few years ago, in all of the churches known as Macedonian, one could see the portraits of Tito and Alexander the Great (called Aleksander Macedonski or Veliki by the government of the FYR of Macedonia).
In 2005, the European community informed the government of the FYR of Macedonia that their history is Bulgarian and their famous “Macedonian language” is a dialect of Bulgarian. A few months ago, the European community removed the infamous Macedonian language from the languages of Europe.
Now with reference to the birthday of Gotze Delchev (a Bulgarian name), one would ask how did this man, the leader of the Macedonian (geograhical region) movement, come to be called Delchev and not Delchevski (the suffix –ski is used by the government in the FYR of Macedonia)e On his last visit to Toronto, the former President of the FYR of Macedonia went to place flowers on the grave of his grandfather (grave number J 134). In the cemetery which is located at the intersection of St Clair East and Birchmount, the young man accompanying the former president had asked: “Mr. President, how come your grandfather is TRAIKOFF (Bulgarian) and you are Traikovskie
Since 1944, when the territory Vardar Macedonia was incorporated into Yugoslavia, nowhere did that government provide information as to the name of the organization to which Gotze Delchev (not Delchevski) belonged or to the purpose of this organization. This organization was organized in 1893 in the city of SALONICA (to-day in Greece). Its name was ‘Bulgarian-Macedonian Adrianopole Revolutionary Committee’. The purpose of this committee was to organize the Bulgarians living in Macedonia and Thrace to ask the Ottoman Empire to grant Autonomy to this region. The by-laws of the organization stated that only Bulgarians could belong to the organization and that those Bulgarians must be members of the Bulgarian Exarchate churches of the Ottoman Empire.
We conclude with some examples of happenings inside the FYR of Macedonia to-day. We refer to articles which appeared in dated fourth and sixth of February 2009. In the first article, written by Vladimir Milcin chairperson of WWW. SOROS.org.Mk, Mr Milcin asked the government of the FYR of Macedonia how long, they would be ‘eating the poisonous apples of the communist movement’. Mr. Milcin states that in the past when foreigners travelled through the geographical territory called Macedonia and asked the people who they were, the people always answered that they were Bulgarians. In the second article, written by the editor of the paper Utrinski, Mr. Rauzov writes that the propaganda of the Republic states that the modern “Macedonians” are descendants of the ancient Macedonians. This Ancient Macedonism propaganda of the government is worse than mumps since there is a cure for mumps. He goes on and states, that mumps, the disease, can be treated with medicine but the disease ‘Ancient Macedonism’ can only be cured by death.
We hope that, we have shed some light on how the communist movement created a political unit such as Macedonia and attempted to turn it into a new nationality.
For MPO Luben Dimitroff
Consul Generel of the FYR of Macedonia
Consul General of Bulgaria.