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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/05/23: CIA-RDP82-00457R002000490006-4 ONFIDENTIAL CLASSIFICATtOI 5 /CO' -ROB. - LT.S. 01771CL,1.11 ONLY CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY Yugoslavia SUBJECT Yugoslav-Bulgarian Tension in the Yugoslav-'iacedonia Region PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF I THIS OOCOMENT CONTAINS CMPORNATION AFFCCTIMO THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OP THE UNITED STATSS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ESPIONAGE ACT $O C. S. C.. $I AND TA, AS AUENbND. CTS TRANSMISSION OR TICS REVEIAI:ON OP ITS CONTENTS IN ANY MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON 90 PRO! DATE DISTR. 9 November 1948 NO. OF PAGES 1 NO. OF ENCLS. (U$TED BELO ) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION FOR THE RESEARCH USE OF TRAINED INTELLIGENCE ANALYSTS 50X1-HUM t. The Tito-Cominfonn rift and the ;rowing dispute between the Yugoslav and Bulgarian Communist Parties over the pi!acedonian question are beginning to have a profound effect on the population of Yugoslav ,Macedonia. These people have a traditional Bulgarian outlook and coupled with the memories of the Serb misrule, they gave been influenced by the recent Bulgarian claims of Macedonian hegemony, especialy as they realize Bulgaria has the support of the Cominform states behind it. Marshal Tito is taking the strongest measures including deportations and mass arrests to deal with the dangerous situation. As a result, a considerable number of Macedonians have fled to Bulgaria. 2. Tito's one advantage is the war in Greece which is enough to justify his keeping large military forces in Macedonia: and taking the strictest of security measures without which revolt would have been sure. At the same time, the Cominform and Bulgarians dare not take more active measures in this area since a revolution and fighting in Yugos]avia-Macedonia would imperil the Greek Rebel Army's position. 3. Tito recently sent General Svetozar (Tempo) Vukmanovic on a tour of-Yugo- slav -Macedonia to use his influence in strengthening the hand of the Macedonian Communist Party against Bulgarian sympathizers. Vukmanovic was particularly active in the eastern part of Macedonia up to the Bulgarian frontier and showed a great interest in NOF. He encouraged the recent rapprochement between NOF and the Rebel Army since a continuation of the Greek. Liar was one of the beat guarantees against internal trouble in Yugoslav . tacedonia. Vulamanovic allegedly told close friends in Bitola that if they really believed in Tito it was their duty to strike at all manifestations of pro-Bulgarian sympathies and at the same time help the Rebel Army.- According to Vukmanovic, if the Anglo-Americans succeeded in establishing themselves on the southern Yugoslav frontier, 'Macedonia was doomed and would speedily be swallowed up by Bulgaria. 50X1-HUM Document No. ~~ NO jClHANGE in Class. E] DBCLAS IBIED L~uas. Cis .N ED TO: TS S s7 .. emo, 4 Apr 77 77J1~6 NM" Auth: DD TFIDENTIAL Date: OS gBY: 7f CLASSIFICATION - 8T/CC TROL - U.u. OFFICIAL ONLY Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/05/23: CIA-RDP82-00457R002000490006-4