NGO Urges Bulgarians in FYROM to Declare Their Identity during Census

NGO Urges Bulgarians in FYROM to Declare Their Identity during Census

The Bulgarian Cultural Club in Skopje, an NGO, has started a campaign encouraging citizens of FYROM with Bulgarian self-consciousness to declare themselves as Bulgarians during FYROM's current census.The Bulgarian Cultural Club in Skopje has released a video and poster "whose aim is to spread the truth about the ethnic character of the population of FYROM", as cited by the press service of the Bulgarian nationalist party VMRO.The motto of the video, which features major Bulgarian historical figures from FYROM such as St. Kliment Ohridski (author of the Cyrillic alphabet), medieval Bulgarian Tsar Samuil, Farther Paisiy Hilendarski (author of Bulgaria's first history), revolutionary Gotse Delchev, among others, as well as Bulgaria's Apostle of Freedom Vasil Levski, is "Ancestors' Memory Calling".The campaign further poses the question, "All of them were Bulgarians. What about you?"The video and poster also demonstrates how those citizens of FYROM with Bulgarian self-consciousness can declare their Bulgarian self-determination and Bulgarian as their native language./Source: Sofia News Agency/

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