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Exploring Macedonia

ExploringMacedonia.com is the official Macedonian tourism portal, a site which incorporates tourist information on Macedonia, Macedonian hotels, restaurants, travel routes and travel guides, including off- the- beaten track routes like rock art routes, various Balkan tours and cave safari.

An Extraordinary Macedonian Woman’s Story

Mirka was the most outstanding Macedonian woman freedom fighter, organizer and leader of the Greek Civil War. She was a teacher and an outstanding fighter for national, political and cultural equality of the Macedonian people. She was the first woman to become a victim of Greek monarcho-fascism in Greece. An Extraordinary Macedonian Woman’s StoryMirka Ginova (1916-1946) By Risto Stefov rstefov@hotmail.comNovember…

Chris Elinchev Sends Letter to the American Hellenic Institute

On a recent trip to Northern Greece I found that everywhere I went people spoke and understood the Macedonian language.  There are estimates of 500,000 to 1,000,000 people of Macedonian ancestry left in northern Greece today.  Yet ethnic Macedonians in northern Greece are not allowed to have their own cultural organizations, worship in their own churches or print newspapers in…

Educate your Representative in Congress about Resolution 521

Macedonian-Americans, please educate your Representative in Congress regarding Resolution 521 BACKGROUND On October 27, 2005, the U.S. Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues co-chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Mike Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced a resolution calling upon Macedonia to “cease its distribution of negative and nationalist propaganda and…work with the United Nations and Greece to find a mutually acceptable…

House Resolution 521

Educate your Representative in Congress about Resolution 521 Macedonian-Americans, please educate your Representative in Congress regarding Resolution 521 BACKGROUND On October 27, 2005, the U.S. Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues co-chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Mike Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced a resolution calling upon Macedonia to “cease its distribution of negative and nationalist propaganda and…work with the United…

UMD Thanks Senator Toy for Proposing Resolution 59

UMD thanks Michigan Senator Toy for her support of the Republic of Macedonia’s right to self-identification through Resolution 59. The Resolution states that the people who live in the country of Macedonia have a long history and rich Macedonian ethnic heritage, and that the Macedonian people have a separate and distinct national identity who speak their own Macedonian language.  …

Forgotten Discrimination in the European Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora would like to re-iterate its strong position against any changes to Macedonia‘s constitutional name, The Republic of Macedonia.  UMDiaspora recognizes that an amicable solution between Greece and The Republic of Macedonia should be developed, however the solution must not affect the ethnic Macedonian national origin, heritage, and language.  Moreover, UMDiaspora encourages negotiations as to…

Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War

“We, the Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War, who have endured inhumane treatment from Greek Governments since 1946, who were born in Aegean Macedonia and who are scattered throughout the world, have gathered together in this Fourth World Meeting at the Macedonian Center of Eling in Melbourne, Australia, to bring you the latest resolution.”   “We demand:   Human…

BBC Should Have Mentioned the Macedonian Minority in Greece

UMDiaspora sent a letter to the British Broadcasting Company in reference to their article “Amnesty blasts Greece over abuse.” BBC Complaints,PO Box 1922,Glasgow G2 3WT Dear Sir/Madam, We are writing in regard to your article “Amnesty blasts Greece over abuse ”, dated 5 October 2005. Your article was a good summary and overview of Amnesty International’s recent report on Greece’s human rights…