The day of national betrayal –

The day of national betrayal –

After decades of Bulgarians celebrating September 9 as a national holiday, it is difficult for many people to get used to the idea that this date is actually shameful for Bulgaria.

A coup was carried out on it, which supported occupation forces that entered the Bulgarian lands. It gives the green light for foreign soldiers to take whatever they like, rape women and kill people with impunity.

The Red Army was the occupier of Bulgaria, but for decades monuments were erected to it in our country and it was celebrated with celebrations as a “liberator”.

I emphasize, no one denies the role of the Red Army in the fight against Nazi Germany in World War II, nor the suffering that the peoples of the USSR endured because of the war.

However, this does not prevent the Russian forces from being an aggressor for Bulgaria, actively working against our national interest and blocking all attempts of our country not to fall under the control of Moscow.

Because when Soviet soldiers entered Bulgaria, our country was not at war with the USSR. Moreover, since the spring of 1944, Moscow repeatedly blocked Bulgaria’s attempts to declare war on Germany and declare itself on the side of the Allies. And the invasion of the Soviet forces into the Bulgarian lands on the morning of September 8, 1944 was nothing more than a quick blow to ensure that this territory would be controlled by the communists.

The truth is that attempts to get Bulgaria out of the war and change the country began already with the formation of the government of Ivan Bagryanov – a politician who is clearly distinguished from Nazi Germany.

Bagryanov’s plans then were to attract the support of the Bulgarian Workers’ Party (BRP) and the Soviet ambassador Alexander Lavrishchev for his cabinet, and the communist Doncho Kostov was even invited to the government.

The Prime Minister’s idea was to declare neutrality and then give British troops freedom of passage when they landed in Greece so that they could strike the German forces from the south. Even for this purpose, secret peace negotiations with the United States and Great Britain are being held in Egypt.

The government also issued an order ordering all German troops to leave the country, and those who refused to be disarmed and placed under guard.

But the USSR does not agree with this development of events. First, on the orders of Georgi Dimitrov, the communists distanced themselves from the cabinet, and then renewed their partisan war. As for the negotiations with London and Washington, with the courtesy of Moscow, they are blocked so that Bulgaria can be isolated as much as possible and become an easy prey for the Red Army.

Bagryanov himself resigned only three months after taking charge of Bulgaria without being able to achieve his goals. His successor is Konstantin Muraviev – the shortest reigning prime minister of the country – 7 days.

However, for this brief period he found himself only one step away from saving Bulgaria from occupation, but again it was the Communists who would see to it that he failed, thus ensuring an excuse for Moscow to invade.

There are plans in the cabinet to give serious representation to the Patriotic Front, but there they know about the USSR-prepared occupation of Bulgaria and refuse. Their desire is to rule themselves and they believe that the Red Army will provide them with the support they need.

A representative of the moderate opposition in Bulgaria, Muraviev begins quick actions to de-escalate the tension in which the country is placed. During these few days in power, the new government issued a full amnesty for all political prisoners, restored all political parties banned at that time, began the withdrawal of Bulgarian troops from Serbia and Macedonia, blocked an attempt at a pro-German coup and dissolved pro-German organizations.

The government is actively discussing the declaration of war on Germany, and the only thing stopping this action is the request of the Minister of War, Gen. Ivan Marinov to be given a few days to avoid chaos with the Bulgarian forces in Serbia and Macedonia.

The subtle point in this case is that gen. Marinov has already come to terms with the communists and the only reason he wants to delay the declaration of war is to give the USSR the opportunity to declare war on Bulgaria before that, under the pretext that this government is also pro-German.

Thus, on September 5, war was declared, and the Bulgarian authorities did not have enough time to complete the attempts to restore talks with the United States and Great Britain.

On September 8, the Red Army invaded Bulgaria. A day later came the coup, supported by parts of the army.

It was this support, secured largely by the betrayal of Gen. Marinov, is also the thing that makes the coup successful, since the forces of the communists and their allies from the other parties are insufficient even to take the capital Sofia alone.

Even when organizing the coup, some communists such as Dobri Terpeshev admitted that they had failed to overthrow the previous government alone.

What followed the violent change of power on September 9 was a wave of terror, clearing personal accounts and mass executions that lasted for months before the new government finally organized it all in the “People’s Court”. He is still remembered as a black page in our recent history.

A government of the Patriotic Front has been installed to rule Bulgaria, and it only behaves as an obedient subordinate to the occupying Red Army, forgiving it for all its shenanigans with the Bulgarians in places.

Meanwhile, the Bulgarian army still enters the war against Germany, but this time under the direct control of Moscow. However, the Bulgarian blood shed on the battlefields of the Balkans, tens of thousands of dead Bulgarians and even more wounded, means nothing to the Allies, who, under Moscow’s insistence, want our country to be seen as defeated in the war.

What is even more unfortunate is that the administration in Sofia agrees to this without a murmur. The Communists and OF obediently declare that Bulgaria is ready to be judged by the victors because of the actions of the previous authorities.

To this day, Russia and its supporters in our country claim that the Red Army freed us from fascism. However, when this army comes in as an occupier, harasses the population, brings your own army into active war, and finally declares that you are defeated and must pay for it, what liberation can we even talk about?!

The liberation of 1944 is a myth planted by the communist authorities to justify a blind obeisance to everything that comes as orders from Moscow.

The truth is that the power and orientation of Bulgaria was changed months before the partisans came down from the forest and started looting. Two successive governments are doing everything in their power to prevent Bulgaria from being placed in that subordinate position that occurred after September 9, but the efforts of the USSR and the Bulgarian Communists blocked this.

And the result is 45 years of a totalitarian regime, the negative effects of which are felt to this day – abuse of power, inept management, bankruptcies of Bulgaria, which no one talks about, and serving the interests of Moscow, as if they were Bulgarian nationals.

What’s worse is that some people still believe the latter.

So no, September 9 is not a holiday. September 9 is the day of a betrayal against the interests of Bulgaria, which still leaves its bitter traces today.