Фото: Мета.мк

The Russian Federation Embassies in Skopje and Sofia sent parallel congratulations to the Macedonian and Bulgarian citizens. In N. Macedonia the Embassy congratulated the birth of the revolutionary Goce Delchev, and in Bulgaria, it congratulated the birthday of Nikolai Ignatyev, the signatory of the San Stefano Agreement for the formation of a Greater Bulgaria, which includes the borders of our country

The Russian Embassy in Skopje published the following text on the 4th of February through its official Facebook page:

“Today marks 150 years since the birth of Goce Delčev, a national hero who became a symbol of the liberation war in Macedonia. We congratulate this significant anniversary to all who share his ideals.”

 

Congratulations to important historical figures or events in history are not the first and only in the recent period from the Russian Embassy in Skopje. However, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria has a similar practice for sending congratulations to Bulgarian citizens, but for other historical figures different from Goce Delchev.

Thus, the Russian Embassy in Sofia announced on the 3rd of February that a new exhibition dedicated to the 190th anniversary of the birth of Nikolai Ignatiev, a Russian diplomat and signatory of the San Stefano Agreement of 1878, which envisages the formation of a Greater Bulgaria in the Balkans.

 

 

A few days earlier, on 28 January this year, the Russian Ambassador to Bulgaria, Eleonora Mitrofanova, laid flowers in front of the monument to Nikolai Ignatiev in Sofia, in honor of the 190th anniversary of the birth of this Russian diplomat.

Also, on 29 January 2022, the Russian Embassy in Sofia released a video dedicated to the 190th anniversary of the birth of diplomat Nikolai Ignatiev.