Tag: ilinden
Macedonia 03.08.20 | 11:31

Former US Vice President Joe Biden congratulates Ilinden to Macedonian Americans

Today, Jill and I send our best wishes to the Macedonian-American community as it celebrates the 1903 Ilinden Uprising and the 1944 anti-fascist declaration, says former United States Vice President and 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden. These events laid the foundations for the...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 19:45

Zaev’s coalition partner Kasami is the only party leader not to send out an Ilinden message

While most political parties and their leaders sent out at least courtesy statements congratulating Ilinden, even if not being affiliated with the push for Macedonian national statehood, a notable omission was the BESA party. SDSM’s coalition partner did not send out a statement congratulating...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 14:22

Mickoski: Coalition talks will be held with the reputation of VMRO and of the state in mind

This fight will be fought until the last minute, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski about the on-going coalition making negotiations. VMRO and SDSM are virtually tied after the chaotic July 15 elections and none of the parties has a clear path to forming a Government. We play this competition...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 14:05

Mickoski: We must take our country back and rededicate it to the ideals of Ilinden

peaking at the Ilinden celebration in Tasmarunista, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the Macedonian struggle for freedom was hard fought and that it compels the new generations to protect it. Both then and now we face injustices, sneak attacks and currents meant to discourage us and...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 11:04

LIVE VIDEO – Ilinden address of VMRO President Hristijan Mickoski

Live video of the Ilinden address of VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski in Tasmaruniste –

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 11:03

LIVE VIDEO – the Ilinden celebration

The celebration of the Ilinden Uprising anniversary can be followed live – [🔴Во живо] Свеченост по повод државниот празник Ден на Републиката – 2 август Илинден 2020 Свеченост по повод државниот...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 10:33

Pendarovski says that joining EU and NATO accomplishes the goals of Ilinden

President Stevo Pendarovski said that joining NATO meant the realization of the strategic goals set out by the Ilinden Uprising. Owing to the known and unknown heroes of the past we now live in freedom and in an independent country. Thanks to them, we now have an internationally recognized country. We...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 10:27

Mickoski: We must preserve the ideals of Ilinden from which we have now strayed

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski urged the public to hold dear the ideals of Ilinden and the struggle for Macedonian independence. We still hear the roar of the komiti who fought for a free, independent and autonomous Macedonia 117 years ago, and of the second Ilinden 76 years ago which sealed...

Macedonia 02.08.20 | 10:17

Low key Ilinden and ASNOM celebrations

Macedonia marks the 117th anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising and the 76th anniversary of the ASNOM assembly in World War Two – both pivotal moments in the creation of the Macedonian state. The main event – the gathering at the Meckin Kamen in Krusevo, which was the place of the last stand...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 15:26

Incident in Krusevo involving the “Ilinden cavalry”, police officer had to fire in the air to stop a fight

Several horsemen who arrived to Krusevo as part of the traditional Ilinden ride, got into an incident with a local yesterday evening. A police officer had to fire in the air to stop the fighting. The incident involved five members of the “Ilinden cavalry”. The group takes off from Skopje...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 11:08

Commemoration of the Ilinden Uprising begins in Krusevo

The honoring of the 1903 Ilinden Uprising begins in Krusevo today and will culminate on Sunday. The uprising was a pivotal moment in the fight for Macedonian statehood against the Ottoman Empire, and the short-lived Krusevo Republic is seen as inspiration for the modern Macedonian state. The flag of...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 10:39

Cooler weather at the start of the Ilinden weekend

After a lengthy heat-wave, Macedonia experienced a strong rainstorm yesterday evening, and a somewhat cooler and cloudy start to the Ilinden weekend. Temperatures today are a few degrees lower than the past days and the highs will range between 30 and 38. A moderate to strong wind from the north is also...

Macedonia 28.07.20 | 10:28

The Ilinden cavalry begins its ride to Krusevo

The traditional Ilinden cavalry took off from Skopje toward Krusevo, where they will arrive on August 2, the anniversary of the 1903 Ilinden Uprising. Each year the group rides from Skopje dressed in clothes typical for the period a century ago, waving flags used by the Macedonian rebels against the...

Macedonia 27.07.20 | 21:13

Hristijan Mickoski, leader of VMRO DPMNE: The struggle of the Ilinden fighters is our cause!

The struggle of the Ilinden fighters is our cause, said Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of VMRO DPMNE who was  Monday in Gorno Lisice, where the 42nd cavalry march organized by citizens’ association Ilinden March 1978 officially started. Tradition is our definition. In honor of the Ilinden holiday,...

Macedonia 04.07.20 | 21:33

Mickoski asks voters to choose pride, economic renewal

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski asked the voters in Skopje’s Ilinden and Petrovec suburbs to choose whether they want to turn left and continue the humiliations and lack of justice, of to vote right and restore their pride. Do you want to vote for criminals who were given pardons, for people...

Economy 20.06.20 | 09:58

Janusev promises four billion EUR in investments

During meetings with voters in the eastern suburbs of Skopje, VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev promised that the party will bring major investments worth four billion EUR. Our promise is four billion in domestic and foreign investments, Janusev said, while visiting the area of Ilinden where...

Macedonia 03.08.19 | 22:59

Video reveals that the “fake news” incident in Krusevo was not fake after all

One of the incidents reported during yesterday’s Ilinden Uprising gathering in Krusevo involved reports that the group of supporters bussed in by the ruling SDSM party were chanting “Severna” (north) at the group of critics of Zoran Zaev and the imposed name change into “North”...

Macedonia 02.08.19 | 17:21

Pendarovski congratulates Ilinden to a nameless Republic

President Stevo Pendarovski omitted mentioning the name of the country in the Ilinden message he used in his social media accounts. I congratulate you August 2nd, the day of the Republic… Long may we celebrate it. Long live the Republic!, Pendarovski said, in a highly unusual move in which he exclaimed...

Macedonia 02.08.19 | 13:30

Macedonia celebrates the day of the Ilinden Uprising

Macedonia celebrates the day of the 1903 Ilinden Uprising, a date which throughout history has shown up in the Macedonian national liberation struggle. The main event is held in Krusevo, at Meckin Kamen, where the VMRO led rebels had their last stand against the Ottoman forces, sent to quash the independent...

Macedonia 02.08.19 | 10:57

Dissident Igor Durlovski and his family had the most watched Ilinden message

Opera singer and political dissident Igor Durlovski and his family sent out the most watched Ilinden message, posting a video of themselves singing the Nalej Nalej song in their car. The song is dedicated to the persecuted fighters for Macedonian national liberation. Durlovski was charged as a “terrorist”...

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