I am not part of the government and I think I have an absolute right not to use that new name of the country. And when I lived in Yugoslavia, I did not call it the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, but I called it Yugoslavia. Nor did I call it the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, but only Macedonia. Americans do not call the United States of America when they speak, they call America or the United States. In our country, that SNM is very grotesque because it can signify the Socialist Republic of Macedonia,” said Vladimir Milchin during a Kanal 5 TV interview.
Milchin added that the citizens have no obligation when speaking to saythe new name of the country.
“The new name is fake and it will highly unlikely take root,” Milchin said.