The Macedonian Question, Tito and Todor Zhivkov 1963-1967

  • Marijana Stamova Institut of Balkan Studies, BG-1000 Sofia, Moskovska 45
Keywords: Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, national question, international relations


The Paper, based on primary sources, examines the discussions of the Yugoslavian and the Bulgarian leaders concerning the Macedonian question. The Bulgarian position is reorganization of the existence of the Macedonian People's Republic and the formation of a Macedonian self-conscience. The viewpoint is an support of a similar Macedonian self-conscience in the Pirin region. Those position led to the understanding that the Macedonian question should not blow up the process of the bilateral relations between the two communist governments.