A Macedonian service member provides extra countermeasure support during a joint land component demonstration in Shirokilan, Ukraine, June 11, 2011, as part of exercise Sea Breeze 2011. Sea Breeze is a joint/combined maritime exercise held annually in the Black Sea and at various land-based Ukrainian training facilities with the goals of strengthening maritime security and stability, sharing information and building teamwork and mutual cooperation.
Daily life in 70s Skopje, Macedonia , by photographer Vasil Boglev.
Flowers abound in these cute drawings by children from Macedonia. Not they Live in SOS Children’s Village Skopje.
Social Policy Minister Dime Spasov said the chemical castration — drugs administered to reduce libido and sexual activity — would be “performed in specialized facilities every six months” for repeat offenders.
Russia, Denmark and Poland are among the countries that have introduced chemical castration.
In 2012, Macedonia became the first country in the Balkans to publish an online register of convicted pedophiles, with pictures, names and addresses of those released from jail.
photographs of Skopje, Macedonia, taken during the Austrian occupation in 1916/7.
from left to right: 1. Roma children 2. a young girl 3. a butcher shop 4. Sephardi Jews 5. Turks 6. a Macedonian 7. in an inn 8. a street scene 9. an Albanian wife 10. Roma children.
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the cut-off heads of Macedonian brigands, 1904, probably members of IMRO or similar organizations. taken from the book The Serbian tragedy, with some impressions of Macedonia, by Herbert Vivian:
The causes and conditions of brigandage are easy to explain. In the days when Turkey ruled the whole Balkan peninsula, any one who had come to loggerheads with the authorities or incurred outlawry joined a band in the inaccessible mountains and forests, where whole regiments found it very difficult to catch them. They subsisted on the (more or less) voluntary contributions of the neighbouring villagers and on any booty which happened to come their way. Meanwhile they carried on a guerilla warfare against the authorities, and in times of popular insurrection there was little or nothing to distinguish rebel leaders from ordinary robbers. Both were known by the name of hajdutsi, and many of them are regarded as national heroes to this day.