Monday, August 8, 2016

Help needed for the victims affected by the heavy rain and flooding in Macedonia

The Macedonian Red Cross is on the ground helping the victims affected by the heavy rain and flooding in Macedonia. 

At least 22 people are confirmed dead and many more are injured or missing. If you would like to help bring much needed aid to the victims of the floods, please consider making a donation to the Macedonian Red Cross!

Name of Organization: MACEDONIAN RED CROSS
Bank Account: 300000000000133 25730522-11
Swift Code: KOBSMK2X
IBAN Code: MK07300701000001228
Call 143-400 to make a 100 MKD donation!
Solidarity Fund of the Macedonian Red Cross Bank account: 300000001327966
Tax number:4030984271620 AD KOMERCIJALNA BANKA
Donations of food, clothing, footwear, hygiene, bedding and other articles can be delivered to local Macedonian Red Cross Branches throughout Macedonia.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

If you lose your identity, you are a nobody

...If many Macedonians sound insecure about their identity, they have reason to be. Greece accuses Macedonia of trying to appropriate its history. In fact, Greece insists that Macedonia change its name. 

But Macedonian cultural anthropologist Aleksandar Ristevski said his compatriots have already done more than enough to appease the Greeks.

“We changed our flag, we are calling ourselves internationally the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, mentioning a country which doesn’t exist for 20 years using some idiotic acronym. We changed the constitution because of them. We changed millions of things. What did we get? Blockage, degradation and sanctions,” Ristevski said...

(full article)

...“If you lose your identity, you are a nobody,” said Alexandar Ristevski, 32, an ethnographer.
Macedonia was promised an invitation to join NATO in 2008, but this was vetoed by Greece because the name issue was unresolved. In 2005, Macedonia also became a candidate for the European Union, but still has no date to start accession talks because of Greek resistance...

(article in New York Times)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Skopje city centre (photos)

Photos from the Skopje city centre. Enjoy the view, and of course, visit Skopje!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Alexander The Great errected in Skopje

The statue of Alexander the Great finally arrived in Skopje central square. Thousands of people, hundreds of cameras, reporters and journalists all watched as Alexander "climbed" this grandiose fountain. 

Need we say more? Enjoy the photos.