Tough few weeks for Bulgarian leadership.
Zaev’s buddy and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov canceled a meeting with chess legend and deputy in the Russian Duma Anatoly Karpov, saying he had no plans to meet with people who say that the Cyrillic alphabet came from Macedonia. Does this mean Borisov won’t meet with any European politician?
Karpov today was supposed to meet with Borisov in the Bulgarian government, but Borisov canceled the meeting after Karpov appeared at a local TV show and answered an obsessive Bulgarian host that in Russia it is generally known that the Cyrillic alphabet comes from Byzantium ergo Macedonian land, echoing a statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This caused a reaction in Bulgaria which since 1999 seeks to push a falsified history on the Macedonian brothers Cyril and Methodius.