Posted tagged ‘georgievski’

Former FYROM’s PM Ljubčo Georgievski: “We are the World Champions to Forging History”

January 12, 2016

Interview of Mr. Ljubčo Georgievski, a former Prime Minister of the *Former YugoSLAV Republic of “Makedonija” and now a leader of the opposition Pro-Bulgarian VMRO-NP party.
© Al Jazeera Balkans, 24th of December 2015

Subtitles provided by Vladislav Perunović from Skopje, the FYR’o’M’

Georgievski : the Name or the Future

June 3, 2012

Georgievski: the Name or the Future

Former Prime Minister called the government to stop with the manipulations and to make public its agenda for the future of Macedonia [sic]. According to him, politics that is being led now is irresponsible and it reduces only to realization of daily-political scores, without thinking about the perspectives of Macedonia [sic].

Although he is in support of compromise and considers that Republic of Northern Macedonia is a dignified solutions, he has nothing against debate also about any other scenarios for future of Macedonia [sic].

If Macedonia [sic] doesn’t integrate itself in the nearest future possible, and government doesn’t understand his messages seriously, Georgievski predicts that the government of Gruevski will finish its mandate with collapse in the field of economy, distorted inter-ethnic relations and demographic debacle.

Sreќko Popovski
—————————————
Translation from Serbo-Bulgarian to English of the article: “Георгиевски: Името или иднината”, 23-V-2012, ALFA TV, official website link: http://www.vesti.alfa.mk/default.aspx?mId=36&egId=6&eventId=50268 last accessed: 03-VI-2012.

Macedonia News – Former FYROM’s PM admits FYROM’s Slavs rewrite Greek History

December 9, 2011

0 Discussion about the Ancient Macedonian Origins in FYROMs TV

Macedonia News — FYROM’s former PM Ljubco Georgievski blasted his successor to the presidency of the currently rulling “VMRO-DPMNE” party, Nikola Gruevski, in a recent interview to the Radio Free Europa.

The former FYROM’s PM attacked the “antiquization” policy of Gruevski and admitted publicly the fact that Gruevski attempts to rewrite Greek history.

“This history about ancient Macedonia which they want today to impose Us as a state policy, i call it a caricature of History, because its about unrelated events,” Georgievski stated.

Our people is bombarded daily with Lies, Misinformation, documentaries where we see that Greek History has became Ours and is presented alike. For me its obvious that there is a clear distinction of the so-called ancient history of Macedonia and Slavic History. I still defend the thesis that we can rely on our Slavic Identity, our spiritual creators like St Cyrillos and Methodios, St Clemes and St Naum. This is our history where we can safely rely on. “, he added.

Regarding the ICJ’s judgement, FYROM’s former PM stated:

“The Judgement of the Hague will influence the negotiations between our country and Greece. For two months we are about to be full of happiness and will say how much powerful we are as the moral victors. But it wont be any will for the solution and this will risk in danger our country since it couldnt do anything into the next 2-3 years.”

When asked if Gruevski’s government is in position to compromise with Greece, so the country could enter NATO and EU, he replied:

«No, of course i don’t see any sign from our side. This is obvious by looking at the state’s journalists who preach the government’s policies. I don’t think there is anything else than what we see in the state’s Media with the government’s propaganda. For 4 years the government defends the name without having any other alternative.”

A couple of years ago, Ljubco Georgievski had publicly stated in FYROM’s TV that Alexander the Great is considered a Greek, while he built through his conquests and left behind a Greek world.

http://history-of-macedonia.com/wordpress/2011/12/08/macedonia-news-former-fyrom-pm-admits-slavs-rewrite-greek-history/

Macedonia Name Issue – former FYROM’s PM: “The events for Alexander the Great are a carnival!”

September 7, 2011

By Panagiotis Groumoutis

The focus of the celebrations will be the central square of Skopje, “Macedonia”, which now resembles Disneyland, dotted with small and large statues of figures of Greek and Bulgarian history, which the Skopjans are trying to assume as their own regarding them as …”Macedonians.”

The statue of Alexander the Great stands in the square, and its official name is “mounted warrior” to not induce [pullquote]”The celebration on the occasion of the 20 years from the country’s independence, with the inauguration of the monument of Alexander of Macedonia, is nothing but a carnival, a historic triumph of paganism, not worthy the significant anniversary,”[/pullquote]Greece, with height similar to an eight-floor building. The platform from which PM Gruevski will speak to the crowd that is expected to gather from across the country by buses that will take them to the capital for free, will be set before him.

The event is expected to become a gathering for the governmental party of VMRO, since the largest opposition parties will not attend. Representatives from DUI, the co-governing Albanian party, will also be absent.

Georgievski’s comment in “Nova Macedonia” is quite sharp. “The celebration on the occasion of the 20 years from the country’s independence, with the inauguration of the monument of Alexander of Macedonia, is nothing but a carnival, a historic triumph of paganism, not worthy the significant anniversary,” he said, explaining why he will not attend Thursday fiesta.

Today is the official opening of the renovated international airport of Skopje, which was renamed to “Aleksandar Veliki” in 2008, and is managed by a company of Turkish interests.

Source: Protothema.gr

Macedonia Name Issue – former FYROM’s PM: “The events for Alexander the Great are a carnival!”

September 7, 2011

By Panagiotis Groumoutis

The focus of the celebrations will be the central square of Skopje, “Macedonia”, which now resembles Disneyland, dotted with small and large statues of figures of Greek and Bulgarian history, which the Skopjans are trying to assume as their own regarding them as …”Macedonians.”

The statue of Alexander the Great stands in the square, and its official name is “mounted warrior” to not induce [pullquote]”The celebration on the occasion of the 20 years from the country’s independence, with the inauguration of the monument of Alexander of Macedonia, is nothing but a carnival, a historic triumph of paganism, not worthy the significant anniversary,”[/pullquote]Greece, with height similar to an eight-floor building. The platform from which PM Gruevski will speak to the crowd that is expected to gather from across the country by buses that will take them to the capital for free, will be set before him.

The event is expected to become a gathering for the governmental party of VMRO, since the largest opposition parties will not attend. Representatives from DUI, the co-governing Albanian party, will also be absent.

Georgievski’s comment in “Nova Macedonia” is quite sharp. “The celebration on the occasion of the 20 years from the country’s independence, with the inauguration of the monument of Alexander of Macedonia, is nothing but a carnival, a historic triumph of paganism, not worthy the significant anniversary,” he said, explaining why he will not attend Thursday fiesta.

Today is the official opening of the renovated international airport of Skopje, which was renamed to “Aleksandar Veliki” in 2008, and is managed by a company of Turkish interests.

Source: Protothema.gr

The De-Bulgarization of Vardar Macedonia – How the Lie was Created

October 13, 2010

Yugoslavia was originally formed as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes after World War I, a state without ethnic homogenity. The Serbian national element was the most powerful, and Yugoslavia has always been some version of a Greater Serbia. Vardar Macedonia, the main portion of the geographical district “Macedonia,” was an­nexed to Serbia in 1913, under the name South Serbia, There were two opposing Serbian theories concerning the amalgamation of Macedonia into Serbia, Serbian aca­demic Jovan Cvjich asserted that the Slavs in Macedonia were Serbs, not Bulgarians. The other approach was ad­vanced by Serbian diplomat Stoyan Novakovich, who contended that the Bulgarians in Macedonia could not be made into Serbs,Therefore they should be transformed into Macedonians 

Following Soviet dictator. Stalin s line of “divide et im-pera, or dividing larger nations into smaller ones, the organization for the world s communist parties set up by the Soviets, (the Comintern) declared in 1934 that the “Macedonians”, the Thracians, and the Dobrudjans con­stituted separate nations distinct from the Bulgarians.1943, at the Second Anti-Fascist Assembly of the Peoples Liberation (AVNOJ) in Yaitsc, within the framework of the reorganization of the state of Yugoslavia into a federal peoples republic, six peoples republics were established: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and “Macedonia”. The Communist leaders, despite the absence of any Macedonian represen­tatives at the assembly, declared the formation of the Peo­ples Republic of Macedonia as a part of Yugoslavia. This decision was confirmed on August 2, 1944, in the Prohor Pehinski Monastery, when a separate “Macedonian lan­guage” was decreed. The explanation was that such a lan­guage was needed in administration. Immediately after this meeting Yugoslav leader Josip Broz iito established a commission to produce a written Macedonian language. The commission worked under the direct control of the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Party. The language was manipulated in a way that could be characterized as Serbianizing the Bulgarian language, us­ing, of course, as a basis the dialects that were character­istic of the district. All the literature of Macedonian writ­ers* memoirs of Macedonian leaders, and important documents had to be translated from Bulgarian into the newly invented “Macedonian”.  Thus the Comintern’s decision coincided with Serbian interests. In

With the establishment of the Republic of Macedonia, which covered 10.5 percent of the total area of Yugoslavia, the Yugoslav government had three objectives; to strengthen southern Yugoslavia by removing Bulgarian in­fluence; to make Macedonia as a whole, not just the Yu­goslav part, a connecting link for the establishment of a federation of Balkan peoples; and to create a Slavic con­sciousness that would inspire identification with Yugosla­via, Thus the historians of the Yugoslav Republic of Mac­edonia started declaring that Macedonia as a whole was a Slavic country both in its historical tradition and in its ethnic composition. For this reason, they claimed, it had to be united and form a unified state. The other two parts, Aegean Macedonia and Pirin Macedonia, would have to be restored, i.e., to be united with Yugoslav Macedonia,

The new policy really meant the denationalizing of the Macedonians (or the creation of a new Macedonian iden­tity). After World War II many intellectuals who opposed the denationalizational policy of Yugoslavia were perse­cuted and sent to prison. The first trials started May 28, 1945, In Skopje alone, eighteen trials were conducted against Bulgarians. Of the 226 accused, 22 were sentences to death, and the others to long years in prison. Similar trials took place elsewhere in Yugoslavia.

In September 1945 a “Macedonian” organization, the the Democratic Front “Ilinden 1903,” sent a lengthy letter co the wartime Allied governments. After cataloguing the sufferings of Bulgarians in Macedonia, it stated that “Without Free Macedonia, there will not be peace in the Balkans.” The group was accused by the Tito government of terrorist activities, and its leaders were sentenced by the Yugoslavs to long prison terms. Around the end of 1945 the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO) was reorganized and began an illegal struggle. In 1946 IMRO issued a Memorandum to the Great Powers, expressing again the sufferings of the Bulgarian popula­tion in Yugoslav Macedonia. The leaders were arrested but were defended by the Communist prime minister of Mac­edonia, Metody Andonov-Chento. Though a Commu­nist, Chento also felt himself a Bulgarian. He was sen­tenced to twelve years in prison, and the delegation from the great powersUSSR, United States, France, Great Britainwas not allowed to meet him.

 

Under the influence of IMRO many pro-Bulgarian or­ganizations arose. Trial after trial followed in “Macedonia”. From 1944 to 1980 seven hundred political trials were conducted against intellectuals. Hundreds of death sen­tences were handed down and twenty three thousand in­dividuals disappeared and are presumed to have been murdered. Another 120,000 spent time in prisons and concentration camps180,000 emigrated to Bulgaria, the United States, and other countries. All of this occurred within an area whose population numbered only around two million in 1990.. Approximately

Even the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 did not weaken the resolve of the Serbs to maintain their power in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, However, on September 8. 1991, a referendum was held in “Macedonia” that man­ifested the desire of “Macedonians” to leave Yugoslavia as the country appeared to be breaking apart. Because Serbia was engaged in other conflicts and also had too much confidence in the pro-Serbian authorities in Vardar Mac­edonia, a conflict did notarise. In 1992 the Yugoslav army left “Macedonia” peacefully but carried out many goods, especially armaments and other war materials. Before leaving the country the Serbs disbanded the democratic IMRO-Ied government, headed by Nikola Kliusev, and replaced it with a pro-Serbian one. But following the vic­tory of IMRO in the 1998 elections. President Kiro Gligorov appointed a new government headed by Liubcho Georgievski.

 

“Europe Since 1945” By Bernand A. Cook


%d bloggers like this: