Showing posts with label Alexander the Great. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexander the Great. Show all posts

Thursday, November 14, 2013

War over Alexander the Great to rumble on.

 By Gareth Harris.
Skopje museum plans sculpture of the Macedonian king and other famous ancient figures.

The director of an archaeological museum opening later this year in Skopje, the capital of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), says it will have 15 wax sculptures of historical figures, including Alexander the Great (below), his father Philip II and the philosopher Aristotle, which will do little to improve relations with Greece or Bulgaria.
Greeks and Bulgarians have bitterly contested FYROM’s claim to figures such as Alexander. Greece has also been involved in a 22-year naming dispute with FYROM, the name adopted by the Balkan state in 1991 after the break up of Yugoslavia. The Greek government fears that FYROM may stake a territorial claim to a northern area of Greece, which is  called Macedonia. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

FYROM Makeover: Europe's Flailing Capital of Kitsch.

The FYROM government has spent huge sums turning its capital, Skopje, into a neo-baroque architectural nightmare. The project's gaudy excesses camouflage a disastrous economy and troubling record on human rights. 

Jets of water spurt into the air in front of the warriors: red, yellow, blue, violet. The eight bronze men stare fiercely through the spray of the fountain, while far above their heads, Alexander the Great sits enthroned, raising one sword up at the sky. Wagner and Tchaikovsky blare out of the speakers and the water shoots more or less in time with the music.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

F.Y.R.O.M.: Tweaking history in Skopje. -The country that steals history from Bulgaria, Greece, because it lacks its own

From Alexandre the Great to Mother Teresa, the small republic wedged between the Bulgaria and the Greece is loading itself down with debts and statues to confirm its identity. 

By Hélène Despic-Popovic
How should one assert itself when one is, like FYROM, a small country with one neighbour, Bulgaria, that contests its national identity and another, Greece, that "contests" (sic) its name. For two years now this small Balkan republic of two million people, forced officially to call itself FYROM (the English acronym for “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”), has deployed phenomenal energy and methods to prove that it has roots as ancient as those of its two prickly neighbours: it is rewriting its history in bronze and stucco, in dozens of statues that now adorn Skopje, its capital.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Τα οικονομικά του… Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου

Τα μισθολόγια, η φορολογική μεταρρύθμιση και τα δημοσιονομικά σκάνδαλα.
Απαντήσεις σε αυτά και πολλά ακόμη ερωτήματα θα δώσει ο Εφέτης Διοικητικής Δικαιοσύνης Δημήτριος Κωστόπουλος, στο πλαίσιο διάλεξης στη Θεσσαλονίκη.
Ο μαθητής του Αριστοτέλη επέδειξε εξαιρετική διαχειριστική ικανότητα, παρότι οι οικονομικοί προϋπολογισμοί των μαχών περιλάμβαναν σε γενικές γραμμές όσα εμπεριέχουν κι εκείνοι των κρατών (και συναρτούνταν άμεσα με αυτούς): μισθολόγια, υγεία και πρόνοια, κατασκευαστικά προγράμματα, ρομήθειες, μεταφορές, μεταρρυθμίσεις φορολογικού συστήματος, έμμεσους φόρους και δωρεές, ακόμη και δημοσιονομικά σκάνδαλα.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

FYROM news: F.Y.R.O.M. Erects Tose Projeski Statue

FYROM news 
news from FYROM

A sculpture of late FYROM's singer Tose Projeski (Greek native-Projios-Πρόγιος) was erected at the Art Bridge on river Vardar in Skopje on Thursday.
The sculpture is part of 29 to be placed at the new bridge, 14 each on both sides and one in the centre.

The central sculpture is dedicated to the Miladinov brothers, whereas the ones at the sides will represent renowned authors, artists, composers, actors etc.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Serbia, Bulgaria Museums Reject FYROM' s Plea For Copies

FYROM news 
news from FYROM
Serbian and Bulgarian museums holding archeological treasures found on FYROM's soil have turned down a FYROM's request for them to hand over copies....
Archeologist Pasko Kuzman, head of the FYROM's Cultural Heritage Bureau, says that national museums in Belgrade and in Sofia had “turned us down politely”.

FYROM hoped to be able to display copies of four golden burial masks, a big bronze bowl and an ancient war helmet, all dating from the 5th and 6th century B.C. in its new archeological museum, set to open this year in the centre of Skopje.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The legacy of Alexander the Great ...

Brilliant tactician, drunken barbarian, commanding general, compassionate man - all these have been used to describe Alexander the Great. The enigma that surrounds Alexander is as great as his epithet. The intrigue associated with him, his influence and his status, is evident even today.
Although he died at the tender age of 32, the impact he had on spreading Hellenism throughout the world was astounding. All of this and more is about to be explored in the latest exhibition for the Australian Museum in Sydney.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Macedonia News el: Greek Honey in Ancient Greece ...

Macedonia News el
(News from real/true Macedonia, Greece [1] , [2])

"It was believed to have antiseptic and medicinal properties and for this reason they used it to mummify their dead. Is mentioned that the body of the legendary Greek king Alexander the Great was treated that way".....

Since prehistoric times humans knew how to collect the honey and how to use in foods. For centuries because of lack of knowledge about sugar, honey was the only sweetener in use. Even gods of ancient Greeks where fed on nectar and ambrosia. Honey held an essential role in the ancient Greeks diet and not a supplementary as it was a natural and healthy product. From fragmentary information about the composition of the meals of the ancient Greeks we see that honey is included daily in their diet, either alone or as material used in various sauces and desserts.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Macedonia News : FYROM Media speak about Fiasco in the upcoming NATO summit ....

 Macedonia News 
(News from real/true Macedonia, Greece [1] , [2] ,[HOFM] )
Severe criticism and attacks against Gruevski’s policies by a number of FYROM’s Media and the Opposition Party was the outcome of the Wednesday interview of the FYROM’s PM in Dnevnik.
The PM of the former Yugoslav Republic, more or less, announced a black prognoses on what is awaiting his country at the NATO Summit taking place in Chicago. Gruevski  stated that the chances for FYROM to join NATO at the summit  in May are very slim.
In order to explain the dead-end that his Nationalistic policies led his country, he tried once more to put the blame elsewhere and conveniently leave out himself. Namely he stated that the great powers are preoccupied with their internal problems and are totally disinterested in resolving the name issue.
The essential admittance by Gruevski of the dead-end caused an uproar between the Opposition and a considerable number of FYROM’s Media. Utrinski Vesnik published on its front page a photograph of Gruevski watching himself in a mirror. The newspaper mentioned that Gruevski finally realized what is really happening and his illusions related to the judgement of the Hague were clobbered.
Fokus also predicted a Fiasco waiting Gruevski’s government in the NATO Summit. In a newspaper’s article it is mentioned that Gruevski has reached a wall in the end of the road he chose. Now instead of blaming himself for the road he chose, he blames the wall.
In the meantime, ELIAMEP organised two days ago a Public Debate regarding The future of relations between Greece and the FYROM. The Speakers who among them were found the former advisor of the Greek MFA, Mr E. Kofos and the ret. Ambassador, Mr A. Mallias emphasized that Greece should denounce the Interim Accord, since its constantly violated by FYROM.
 Want more of this? See these Posts:
  1. PM Gruevski´s hardline policy leaves FYROM out of NATO summit yet again
  2. FYROM’s Officials Have Nobody to Blame for their NATO Summit’s Fiasco But Themselves
  3. Opposition Slams FYROM PM Over “Anti-NATO” Comments
  4. Macedonia News : FYROM Begs Greece to Unblock Its EU Accession Talks
  5. Milososki-Simmons: FYROMacedonia remains qualified for NATO membership, name issue must be resolved

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

FYROM’s Ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs: Our identity of a small Slavic nation is not connected to Alexander the Great ....

Macedonia News 

(News from real/true Macedonia, Greece [1] , [2] ,[HOFM] )
A couple of weeks ago we had the statements of FYROM’s former PM’s Georgievski which shocked FYROM. Today the eminent professor from FYROM and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ljubomir Frckoski, mentioned in his column for Fokus Newspaper:
Our “Macedonian” identity of a small Slavic nation is not connected to Alexander the Great, but with our Ethnic Albanian fellow citizens, through the history of the common fight for autonomy and  independence of the Macedonian state. This does not contest the identity but it only defines it and forms it.

Professor Frckoski was a member of the FYROM’s Government from 1990 till 1997. A minister without portfolio till 1992, Minister of Interior from 1992–1996, and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1996 – 1997. He was one of the experts involved in the preparation of the new Constitution of the country on 17.11.1991, as well as the Constitutional Amendments of 2001.
 Want more of this? See these Posts:
  1. Foreign Minister reassures Greek lobby
  2. FYROM lobby irked by Bill introduced by U.S House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  3. FYROM Former Foreign Minister Admits his country has ‘invented’ history
  4. Alexander the Great – The Foreign Faraoh
  5. Get to Know the Other Side – A Quick Look at the Foreign Minister of FYROM
2. TV "RaiNews24" : Enio Remondino called the "ethnic FYROMacedonians" "Slavo-Bulgars".

Jun 4, 2008

On Italian TV "RaiNews24" in the live coverage of the elections in RoM, their reporter in Skopje Enio Remondino called the "ethnic FYRO Macedonians" "Slavo-Bulgars".

To the complaints that were received, RAI Media Group replied that no insults were used, only facts.
The sources are a) the Skopje TV channel "A1" and b) paltalk :

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