At the moment, the autumn of 1869, the nice Bulgarian author, publicist and revolutionary democrat Lyuben Karavelov arrived in Bucharest- Karavelov was an ardent adherent to the revolutionary strategies of battle. He was born in 1834 within the city of Koprivshtitsa to wealthy mother and father, which enabled him to obtain among the finest educations on the time – he studied in Russia, the place he was deeply influenced by the Russian revolutionary democrats Cher- nishevsky and Hertzen. In 1867 he settled in Serbia and devoted himself to journalism and public actions. Due to his connections with progressive Serbian circles, he was banished first from Serbia, then from Austro-Hungary and needed to settle in Bucharest. There he began publishing the newspaper ‘Svoboda’ (Freedom) and later ,kNezavissimost’ (Independence). These newspapers was rostrums for Bulgarian national-revolutionary and revolutionary-democratic thought. They subjected to sharp criticism the decaying Ottoman Empire, its western supporters, and the well-to-do conservatively-minded circles in Bulgarian society (the chorbadjis) who have been towards the revolutionary strategies of battle. Karavelov, a satisfied democrat and internationalist, was ardently favouring the concept of a federation of the Christian Balkan peoples, a federation constructed on democratic ideas.
On the similar time when Karavelov was efficiently substantiating and propagating the national-revolutionary ideology among the many Bulgarian emigrants in Romania, Levski was giving proof of his good qualities of a revolutionary organizer. He was modest and intensely charismatic, with an iron will, daring and creative, fanatically devoted to his individuals, and his title turned a legend, whereas he was nonetheless alive. In three years solely he es-tablished a dense community of secret revolutionary committees all through the nation. That is what Levski wrote in a letter to one among his followers: ‘We’re dying to see our place of origin free, and after that – come what might’. When he was requested what he would turn into after the liberation, he answered merely that he would go to another nation to combat for the liberation of different enslaved peoples.
The work of the interior revolutionary group
Strict conspiracy was the rule within the work of the interior revolutionary group. The members of the committees didn’t know one another’s actual names however used aliases. A courier service was functioning with superb accuracy between the committees, and there was additionally a committee secret police to observe over the actions of the committees and to collect intelligence in regards to the enemy.
The newly-recruited members of the committees swore allegiance to the group and Bulgaria late at evening on the twinkling gentle of a candle over a revolver and a dagger crossed over a Bible. The main organ of the interior revolutionary group was known as 1‘’Provisional Bulgarian Authorities’ and later – Bulgarian Central Revolutionary Committee. Its seat was within the city of Lovech, hidden on the northern foothill of the Balkan Vary. The means for the acquisition of arms and ammunition got here from voluntary donations however the rich Bulgarians who refused to cooperate have been subjected to revolutionary reprisals.