1941_Trajco Kostov, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Worker’s Party

And the facts say that a great part of the Macedonian population
has more a Macedonian than a Macedo-Bulgarian
consciousness. According to reliable facts, supplied by our
competent comrades of Macedonia itself, the Macedonian
consciousness has penetrated quite deeply, especially among the
younger generation, which was not exposed to Exarchistic
propaganda. According to these comrades, who are fully
acquainted with the situation, not less than 80% of the Slavic
population in Macedonia considers itself as a Macedonian, and
not a Bulgarian population.