Ilinden - Preobrajensko Uprising

Ilinden - Preobrajensko Uprising 

Ilinden Uprising, or as they call it short and simple Ilinden uprising exploded in August of 1903. It was an organized revolt against the Ottoman Empire and carried out by the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization, VMRO briefly. At the moment the Bulgarian population was in preparation for it, the date was the day of the prophet Elijah - the evening of Sunday, August 2, 1903. Meanwhile, across the territory of IMRO in Eastern Thrace, the Commission leaders of the Edirne Province, agreed that they are not ready for an uprising, but by a sense of solidarity, voted for its initiation. So in Strandja uprising began on the feast of the Transfiguration, August 19, 1903. Uprising in central and southwestern parts of the province are receiving support mainly local Bulgarian peasants and to some extent from the general population of the region. Provisional government was established in the town of Krusevo (west of Prilep), where the rebels proclaimed Krusevo Republic chaired the teacher Nikola Karev. It lasted only ten days, until August 12. On August 19 uprising organized by Bulgarian peasants in Edirne Province led to the liberation of a large area in Strandja Mountain near the Black Sea coast, this happened about twenty days before its suppression by the Turks.

 

 

Colonel Boris Drangov - a participant in the uprising

Colonel Boris Drangov - a participant in the uprising

 

 

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