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NEW UNITED VILLAGES OF FLORINA

“I’d rather be first in a little village, than second in Rome.” Julius Caesar.     One wonders then what Danforth would make of the New United Villages of Florina, an organisation that purports to unite associations representing the villages of Florina but in effect does so much more. Yiannis Papadimitriou, the president of the association, explains that the New […]

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FYROM’s national MYTH and Eugene Borza

FYROM’s national MYTH and Eugene Borza

Nationalists from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M) and her diaspora allege that there is a cultural, linguistic and genealogical continuity between the ancient Macedonians and the “modern Macedonian” nation. Until the recent past these claims were usually confined to radical nationalists circles in F.Y.R.O.M and her diaspora. With Gruevski’s administration now leading F.Y.R.O.M the claims involving a relationship […]

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Bulgarian National Tv Crew arrested in FYROM for… threatening the national security of FYROM

Bulgarian National TV Crew Arrested in FYROM’s Bitola By Margarita Stoyancheva 15 August 2008, Friday The three members of a crew of the Bulgarian National Television have been detained for several hours by the police authorities in FYROM’s city of Bitola on Friday. The director Konstantin Chakarov and two operators were arrested while taking some views of the city over […]

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“National Histories, Natural States” by Robert Shannan Peckam
Ilinden Pension Plan – Buying the Memories

Ilinden Pension Plan – Buying the Memories

The Yugoslav Communists implemented many measures to foster a “Macedonian” consciousness amongst the local populace in a historical context and in a region where such an ethno/national identity hardly existed. The Communists manufactured a version of history that lent a historical legitimacy to the new “Macedonian” nation. One measure that they implemented in order to sanitize and reconstruct history for […]

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