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  • bilwander posted a photo:

    FYROM*, Skopje, fountain with horses and the Museum of "macedonian" Struggle**  #vardarska

    ** officially " The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Sovereignty and Independence - Museum of VMRO - Museum of the Victims of the Communist Regime"....

    As most of the Skopie 2014 project .... glamorous constructions, the museum is housed in a "neo-baroque" building with pre-fabricated facades. The museum displays gross wax figures and audio-visual re-enactments of "historical events" of the 20th century, according to FYROM's very special and selective perception of history. There is an apparent lack of real and reliable documents prior to FYROM's (slavo)"macedonian ethno-genesis" that actually started not anytine earlier than the post WWII establishment of the communist "Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia" and the invention of the slavo- "macedonian" language (1945) under the orders of Marshal Tito.

    The museum can be visited only with a guide and any question that would refer to a different aspect of "macedonism" from, for example, the Bulgarian point of view, would be replied by the cliche "that's the bulgarian propaganda"....

    Below is a short precis of some historical key-points about FYROM as documeted by independent researchers and sources, totally absent from the museum.

    During the collapse of the Ottoman rule (late 1800s-early 1900s), few enclaves of the historical region of Macedonia were temporarily under the influence of the Bulgarian Exarchate and Slav-Christians were urged by the Exarchate to differentiate from the dominant majority of the Greek-Orthodox Christians of the Constantinople Patriarchate .

    Bulgarian Komitadji rebel bands and later Ohrana Bulgarians , the Nazis' collaborators during the WWII german occupation of Greece, were involved in Bulgaria's two failed attempts to annex Macedonia and especially the port city of Thessaloniki. Following the Balkan wars and the Treaty of Bucharest (1913) almost the whole of the historical and predominantly greek speaking region of Macedonia was incorporated to Greece.

    During the WWII and the followed greek civil war (1945-49), Marshal Tito of the communist Yugoslavia, was in support to greek communist rebels sided with the pro-Bulgarian minority people with the objective to detach Macedonia from Greece. As the pro-communist side however was defeated by the national greek army, most of the defeated, i.e. greek-communists and slav-minority Greeks, fled Greece and sheltered in the communist Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. It was that time when today's FYROM's PM N. Gruevski's parents also fled Greece for Skopje in Yugoslavia and changed their greek surname (Γρουιος) into slavic.(Grue-vski) .... as it was also that time, when Tito coordinated the "macedonian ethno-genesis" by, among other things, inventing even a proper ... Slavo"macedonian" language" for such a communist ... "ancient nation" as FYROM born in 1945 ...

    Before Tito's era, FYROM's original slavic name was Vardar Banovina or Vardar Banate or Vardarska Banovina ...

    Marshal Tito, apart from physical creator of the "Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia", was also the instigator of the "Republic's" fictional "macedonian ethnic identity", a national-ist "heritage" nowadays amplified by FYROM's worldwide propaganda. However, as Tito is officially regarded within FYROM as "the criminal communist leader of the macedonian nation" ..... even an ignorant person could notice that FYROM's ethno-ideological fabrication is full of extreme contradictions and totally ungrounded historical revisionism.

    In turn, FYROM's current PM N Gruevski, although officially denying any territorial claims against Greece, he admits himself as the instigator of the purely provocative and nationalist Skopie 2014 project, a blatant insult to common sense, let alone aesthetics and budgets.

    Moreover, FYROM's PM does fuel nationalist sentiments among his own people, of the poorest in Europe, by the teaching of a totally fabricated history (with Ancient Macedonians referred as non-Greeks.... and historical Macedonia as .... occupied by Greece... ) in the schools, while he promotes the use of the ancient greek symbol of the Macedonian Star, and lays a wreath at an irredentist map showing predominant greek territories as part of a "Greater Macedonia".... apparently under his very own rule ....

    According to world's most credible academics (as for example Oxford University prof. Robin Lane Fox),
    the reliable sources, as well as the in-situ archeological finds,
    *FYROM is factually and totally unrelated to Ancient Macedonia.

    As a multiethnic nation of predominantly slavo-bulgarian and albanian people, FYROM should not be confused with the historical region of Macedonia in Greece as the later incorporates almost the whole geographical area where Ancient Macedonian People lived about 2500 years ago, that is about 1000 years earlier than the arrival of the Slavs in the Balkans....

    To be also noted, FYROM, as a very recent (1991) indepedent state of mixed population (with more than 25% identifying as ethnic Albanians), is recognized and oficially referred by UN, EU, NATO etc only as the "Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia" and NOT "Macedonia", consequently exposing those who call FYROM as "Macedonia" as either ignorant or with an agenda ...

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    Pont de la Liberté, Skopje, en Macédoine

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    Skopje 2016
    Vardar waterfront (Skopje 2014 project)
    Ribera del Vardar (proyecto Skopje 2014)

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    Skopje 2016
    Museum of Macedonian history (Skopje 2014 project)
    Museo de historia de Macedonia (proyecto Skopje 2014)

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    Skopje 2016
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Skopje 2014 project)
    Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (proyecto Skopje 2014)

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    Skopje 2016
    Alexander the Great monument
    Monumento a Alejandro Magno
    Macedonia Sq
    Plaza de Macedonia

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    Skopje 2010
    Museum of Macedonian history under construction (Skopje 2014 project)
    Museo de historia de Macedonia en construcción (proyecto Skopje 2014)

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    Skopje 2016
    Financial Police building (Skopje 2014 project)
    Sede de la Policía Financiera (proyecto Skopje 2014)

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    Skopje 2016
    Museum of Macedonian history (Skopje 2014 project)
    Museo de historia de Macedonia (proyecto Skopje 2014)

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    Skopje 2016
    Museum of Macedonian history (Skopje 2014 project)
    Museo de historia de Macedonia (proyecto Skopje 2014)

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