Memorandum on the Independence of Macedonia, 1913!

March 1, 1913

Memorandum on the Independence of Macedonia submitted by the Macedonian colony in St. Petersburg to the Conference of the representatives of the Great Powers in London.

…it is more suitable for all the neighbors of Macedonia that this country remain undivided, since by any division, sections of our living compatriots will remain under foreign authority and will perish. The Macedonians have won their right to self-determination over their whole recent history, as well…
The Serbs and the Bulgarians deliberately say nothing about these huge Macedonian victories and permit nobody to write about them…
As a result of all this, the Macedonian Colony in St.Petersburg, fulfilling its sacred duty towards its fatherland and conscientiously applying the slogan “Macedonia to the Macedonians”, protests and cannot remain indifferent when the allied Balkan states (Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece) – our brothers in blood and faith – aim to dismember our fatherland….
Here is what is needed for the Macedonian people;
1. Macedonia should remain a single, indivisible and independent Balkan state with it geographic, ethnographic, historical, economic and political borders.
2. A Macedonian national assembly should be established on the basis of general elections in Salonika in the soonest possible time, which would work out in detail the internal structure of the state and determine its relations with the neighboring states.

Taken from Makedonskii Golos, St. Petersburg 1913-1914.

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