Tag Archives: Skoplje

FYROMian Student’s Leader Posing in a Nationalistic, Theatrical Manner [13-V-2009]

Leader of the FYROMian Student Union, Oliver Dimitrioski, poses with nationalistic iconography in a tragicomic fascistoid manner.


FYROMians Appropriate Lydia of Thyatira, the First Christian in Europe, via a Stage Play [10-V-2009]

FYROMian director appropriates Lydia of Thyatira, the woman which was the first convert to Christianity in Europe, through a stage play which misrepresents her as being of Pseudomacedonian type.

Jani Makraduli Designates the Ruling FYROMian Party VMRO-DPMNE as Fascist [11-V-2009]

FYROMian Parliamentary Deputy Jani Makraduli designates the ruling VMRO-DPMNE party as Fascist and practicing fascistoid policies during a session of the Parliament.

Vladimir Todorović Reveals That the Statue of Alexander the Great in Skoplje is a Political Asset [10-V-2009]

Vladimir Todorović, the Mayor of Skoplje’s Centar municipality states that the statue of Alexander is being build in order to increase FYROMian political position in the name dispute with Greece.

US Diplomat Stuart Jones Talks About the Name Dispute Between FYROM and Greece [09-V-2009]

Excerpt from the news by Sitel TV about the visit of the American diplomat Stuart Jones in Skoplje which brought American attitude on the name dispute between FYROM and Greece.

Brief News Clip from FYROMian TV Sitel About the Greek Position on the Name Dispute [07-V-2009]

FYROMian Sitel TV brings news from Greece regarding the position of the Greek Government on the name dispute between Skoplje and Athens, in context of FYROM’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

Ferenc Kékesi Warns FYROM Against a Referendum About the Name Dispute [07-V-2009]

Hungarian Ambassador in FYROM Ferenc Kékesi states that the name dispute between that country and Greece should be solved by the political leadership, rather than by referendum.

Vladimir Georgievski Speaks on the Placement of Statue of Alexander the Great in Skoplje [06-V-2009]

Vladimir Georgievski, a professor of the Faculty of Architecture in Skoplje criticizes the project of the authorities to place a monument of Alexander the Great at city’s central square.

Jelko Kacin, a Slovenian Politician, Warns of Inappropriate National Politics in FYROM [07-V-2009]

Jelko Kacin, a Slovenian politician and a member of the European Parliament criticizes FYROMian populism and rejection of the Slavic roots of its Slavic population.

Miroslav Grčev, an Architect, About the Monument of Alexander in Skoplje [06-V-2009]

Taken from the website of Bulgarian Press Agency “Bgnes”.


Според архитекта Мирослав Гърчев този паметник “е пълен нонсенс”. “Вече никой не си задава въпроса за това каква е логиката за този паметник, какво е посланието му, какъв е смисълът от поставянето на този гигантски паметник точно на Александър Македонски и неговия кон. Поставянето на толкова голям паметник на този малък площад не е оправдано, нито от естетическа, нито от архитектурна гледна точка, да не говорим за цивилизационна”, казва още Гърчев. Според него подобни паметници намират място само в авторитарни общества, на деспоти, на диктатури, на тирани от най-различен произход – фашистки, комунистически или от някоя друга идеология. Последните подобни паметници в света са построени от Садам Хюсейн. Такива гигантски паметници има само в Монголия, Северна Корея. В историята на нито една балканска страна, включително и на Македония няма подобни неща”, каза с възмущение Гърчев. Според него тази инициатива представлява и “престъпление срещу изкуството”.

According to the architect Miroslav Grčev that monument is a “full nonsense”. “Nobody is asking himself what is the logic of that monument, what is its message, what is the meaning of placement of that gigantic monument precisely of Alexander of Macedon and his horse. Placement of such large monument on that tiny square is not justified, neither from aesthetic, nor from architectural viewpoint, not to mention the civilizational one”, says Grčev. According to him, similar monument are finding their place only in authoritarian societies, of despots, of dictatorships, of tyrants of all kind of origins-Fascist, Communist or from some other ideology. The last monuments of that kind in the world were build from Saddam Husein. Such gigantic monuments can be found only in Mongolia, North Korea. In the history of neither Balkan land, including Macedonia there are no similar things”, says Grčev with anger. According to him that initiative represents also a “crime against the art”

Critique of a Kitsch Public Building Project Representative of Pseudomacedonian Fascist Aspirations

A critical presentation of the new public building in Skoplje’s city center, claimed by its architect as being based on Ancient Macedonian imperial architecture.