From the Unification until today, Bulgarian society is divided into Russophiles and Russophobes

From the Unification until today, Bulgarian society is divided into Russophiles and Russophobes
From the Unification until today, Bulgarian society is divided into Russophiles and Russophobes

“I would not say that history is repeating itself – my bewilderment comes from the fact that almost 140 years after the Unification we continue to ask ourselves the same question – about the attitude towards Russia,” he added.

According to him, today’s national cause is not as romantic as the cause of the Union was.

“Today’s national ideal is a higher standard, a good and secure life for Bulgarian citizens, with the awareness that they live in a country of justice and the rule of law. It may sound cliché, but if we achieve this boring-looking national ideal, we become the countries to which our young people are emigrating today,” the president said.

“The first and most important obvious consequence of the Union is that we are realizing part of our national ideal,” he reported.

“Unification is also of great importance for the self-esteem of the Bulgarian people, because this is the first major test before the new Bulgarian state, before the Principality and then – before a united Bulgaria. Then our national elite does brilliantly – both diplomatically and militarily. With Bulgaria’s victory at Slivnitsa, the Act of Unification is sealed,” explained Stoyanov.

“The national elite includes the political elite, but it also includes intellectuals, journalists, writers, prominent people,” he emphasized.

According to him, the national elite lives with the feeling that they have responsibilities – above all to the nation: “This cannot be demanded of the rest of the people, who have the feeling that they live only with rights.”


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