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UMD Appalled By Increasing Serbian Nationalism Against Macedonia

UMD Appalled By Increasing Serbian Nationalism Against Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is appalled by reports that the Serbian Orthodox Church’s Patriarch Irinej has rejected the request by Macedonia’s government to commemorate the second Ilinden in our nation’s history at the Prohor Pchinski Monastery*, currently located in Southwest Serbia. Despite the belief that church and state are separate in Serbia, UMD strongly believes that the SOC’s rejection,…

UMDiaspora Insulted By Buckovski’s Irresponsible and Insensitive Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora views the recent suggestion by Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski to con-celebrate St. Elias’s Day (Ilinden) holiday with the Republic of Bulgaria with profound indignation. Ilinden is a Macedonian national holiday; and according to Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski, “[The Ilinden uprising] is one of the pillars of our existence, national identity, and foundation of…

UMD: Where would we be now if it weren’t for Ilinden?

UMD: Where would we be now if it weren’t for Ilinden?

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins millions of Macedonians and friends of Macedonia globally in commemorating the 111th Anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising declaring the first-ever, albeit short-lived, dream of a free, independent, and sovereign Macedonia, in the form of the Krusevo Republic, and 70 years of ASNOM, when a permanent Macedonian state became a reality. The Ilinden Uprising and…