Macedonian Voice (1913–1914)

The front page of the first number of the Macedonian Voice.

Macedonian Voice, in Russian: Makedonskij Golos (Македонскій Голосъ), in Macedonian: Makedonski Glas (Македонски Глас), was a newspaper that was published in Saint Petersburg in 1913–14.[1] The newspaper was published in the Russian language.[1] The newspaper started reporting news from Macedonia from that period, was publishing patriotic poems and was presenting views on the Macedonian question. The editor in all the editions of the newspaper was Dimitrija Čupovski.[1] The newspaper was bulletin of a group of Slav Macedonian students in Russia, and it promoted the notion of a separate Macedonian people as distinct from the Greeks, Bulgarians and Serbs.[2] The editors were struggling for popularizing the idea for an independent Macedonian state as is shown on the front page of the first edition published on June 9, 1913. The newspaper also made a design of the first flag of independent Macedonia on the 2nd page in the 9th edition of the newspaper on March 2, 1914. The Macedonian flag (Македоноское знамя) had horse, in the left top corner and sun in the right bottom corner over which is written "The One Independent Macedonia" (Единя Независніиа Македониіа)

Before this newspaper was created, a number of Bulgarian language newspapers and societies of the same name were founded in the region of Macedonia, Bulgaria and also the United States by Macedonian Bulgarians.[3][4] The historical importance for Macedonism of this newspaper has meant that numerous Macedonian language newspapers in Sweden, Australia, the United States and Bulgaria have been published later, that were named 'Macedonian Voice'. All of these newspapers have since closed.


  1. ^ a b c Vojislav Ilić (1971). Živan Milisavac (ed.). Jugoslovenski književni leksikon [Yugoslav Literary Lexicon] (in Serbo-Croatian). Novi Sad (SAP Vojvodina, SR Serbia): Matica srpska. p. 294.
  2. ^ Roumen Daskalov, Tchavdar Marinov. Entangled Histories of the Balkans, Volume One: National Ideologies and Language Policies, BRILL, 2013, ISBN 900425076X, pp. 322. "Other members of the St. Petersburg circle from 1902–1903 seem more coherent in their Macedonian nationalism. Such is the case of Dimitrija Čupovski who, in 1913, started publishing the Russian-language journal Makedonskiy golos (Macedonian Voice). Both in it and in periodicals of Russian Slavophiles, Čupovski published a number of articles that emphasized Macedonians' distinctive ethnic character and countered Bulgarian, Greek and Serbian propaganda."
  3. ^ Borshukov, Georgi. History of Bulgarian Journalism 1844 - 1877 1878 - 1885. Second supplemented edition. Sofia, Science and Art, 1976. p. 515.
  4. ^ Gadzhev, Ivan. History of Bulgarian Emigration to North America: An Inside Look, Volume 1, Institute of the History of Bulgarian Emigration to North America, Iliya T. Gadzhev, 2003, p. 368.
  • Macedonian Voice (Makedonski Glas) (photographic edition), 1968, Skopje: Institute for National History

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