MISIRKOV DIARY TO BE PUBLISHED BY MACEDONIA AND BULGARIA
The Macedonian and Bulgarian State Archives signed an agreement on publishing the recently discovered diary of Krste Misirkov.
The diary is in the form of manuscript authored by the founder of the Macedonian national history, literary language and orthography, Krste Petkov Misirkov, which was uncovered in Bulgaria in late 2006.
The State Archive of the Republic of Macedonia and the Archives Administration with the Ministerial Council of the Republic of Bulgaria agreed to issue a single edition of the diary in both languages.
The manuscript, including 381 pages written in Russian language, is dating from 1913. Misirkov wrote it in Odessa's nearby town of Klimentovo, where he lived and worked at the time.
"The diary, or the memoirs, include Misirkov's analyses and observations on the situation on the Balkans, with special focus on Macedonia and Bulgaria, as well as on the stances of the European countries toward Macedonian and Bulgaria", said Zoran Todorovski, the director of the Macedonian State Archive.
He explained that articles and excerpts from the Russian press of that time have been
enclosed in the manuscript, creating a clearer picture on the Russian relations with Macedonia and Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian expert on Balkan's history, Cocho Biljarski, discovered the diary in a Bulgarian antique shop.
"The discovery of Misirkov's unknown manuscript represents a great opportunity and also a great challenge", said Borjana Buzhashka, the Head of the Archives Administration with the Ministerial Council of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Emphasizing that Todorovski was promptly notified about the discovery, Buzhaska said "The fact that Krste Misirkov's diary will be published on the behalf of both Archives is simply great".
Besides this project, Todorovski and Buzhashka unveiled plans for embarking upon other joint projects, thus continuing the long-standing cooperation dating from 1991.
MD: First time since long something is done together, but if its really good we dont know.