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Below are some of the numerous additions to the Pollitecon website over the past few months.

Macedonian Communities
The Macedonian Communities Around the World page is Here.

Macedonians in Malta
Pollitecon's Macedonian Communities Around the World web page now has a link to the Macedonians in Malta. The initial link is to the Facebook page Makedonsite vo Malta/ The Macedonians in Malta. The page is Here.

Free Ebooks
There are many new books in Pollitecon's Free Ebooks Library.

History of Contemporary Greece
History of Contemporary Greece is a new book by well-known Macedonian historian, Stoian Kiselinovski. The book is easy to read and covers the main threads of modern Greek history from 1821 to 2016. It starts with the Greek Uprising and moves to the appearance of the Philhellene movement, the attitude of Russia, Britain and France towards the Greek problem, the role of the "Megali Idea" in creating a Greater Greece, the Balkan Wars, the First World War, the Greek-Turkish War and their territorial, ethnic and political consequences. Among these, the author also focuses on the destiny of the minorities in Greece after the Second Balkan War through to post World War 2 period. He looks at Greek internal and foreign policies, including the indigenous population migration and the foreign population colonization and their consequences. The book was translated from Macedonian by Risto Stefov. The book is Here. The Macedonian version, Istoria na Sovremena Grtsija, is Here.

DNA Answer to Where the 'Slovens' and 'Indo-European' Languages Came From
The paper "Where the 'Slovens' and 'Indo-Europeans' Came From? DNA-Genealogy Provides the Answer" uses DNA analysis to argue that the homeland of the Aryans, who are also the "Pre-Slovens" and the "Indo-Europeans" is in the Balkans. More precisely it is in Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Macedonia. Using analysis of the genetic R1a1 haplogroup, which is associated with Slavic speaking peoples, the author shows how the original descendants lived in the Balkans from about 12,00 years ago. About 6,000 yeas ago they began a great migration, first north, but later elsewhere and today the haplogroup is found throughout Europe and in India and the Middle East. This group is now about 10 per cent of the population in Albania, 8 to 11 per cent in Greece with 25 per cent in Salonika, 12 to 15 per cent of Bulgaria and Herzegovina, 14 to 17 per cent in Denmark and Serbia, 15 to 25 per cent in Bosnia, Macedonia and Switzerland, 29 to 34 per cent in Croatia, and 30 to 37 per cent in Slovenia. The average for the Balkans is 16 per cent. The paper argues that Slavic, Aryan languages form the basis of the European languages, Sanskrit, and "Indo-European" Iranian languages. The author, Anatoly Alexeyevich Klyosov, is president of the Scientific Consultative Management of the International Genealogical Bureau, professor of Biology at Harvard University, a doctor of Chemical Sciences and professor of the Moscow State University. He is the founder of the Russian Academy of DNA genealogy, and lives in the USA. The paper is Here.

Who are the Macedonians - Their struggles to survive as a nation
Who are the Macedonians - Their struggles to survive as a nation is the latest book by Canadian-Macedonian author, Risto Stefov. The book covers a wide sweep of history and issues with most attention on the modern era that began in the 19th century with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire. Among other topics, it looks at life in Macedonia during this period, the people's bid for independence and the creation of a Macedonian state, why the Ilinden Uprising failed, the division of Macedonia and the atrocities committed against the Macedonian people, the Greek Civil War and post war life in Greek occupied Macedonia, the revival of the Macedonian state and nation, and the Macedonians in the diaspora. Mr Stefov says the book is about the Macedonian people's struggles for equality and human rights and "how the Macedonian people were treated and are still being treated by the European monarchies and by the Great Powers and their proxies." The book is Here.

Short Truths
Short Truths is a short book of eight articles by I Popovski that discuss a number of current Macedonian political themes and issues. The author does this under the headings of: An Artificial Nation, Appeal for Help, Short Analysis of the Name Issue, The Macedonian Language, Letter to Karamanlis, How Politics Are Led - Here, Poverty, and Lack of Self Confidence. The author was born in Aegean Macedonia and left as a child refugee during the Greek Civil War. He lives in Skopje and is a chemical engineering technologist. His style is easy-to-read and the writings include numerous observations on modern Macedonia. The book was edited by Risto Stefov. Short Truths is Here. The Macedonian version, Kratki Vistini, is Here.

Turjanska Svadba
Turjanska Svadba is a short piece by author Stojan Kochov about his village of Turje and its wedding customs. The paper is Here.

Stay Airbnb Home in Neret/ Polipotamos

Visiting Neret/ Polipotamos and the Lerinkso region is now easier as there is an Airbnb house in Neret available to rent. The property was developed by Perth businessman Jim Bivoltsis, who was born in the village. The original stone house has been fully renovated with modern bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and laundry. It is one of the first houses as you enter the village and is only a minute or two's walk to the centre of the village, the main church and the two tavernas. It is on the side of the hill with the river below and great forest views across to the other side of the valley. There is wi-fi and offstreet parking for two cars. There is more information Here.

Books by Other Publishers

Rainbow - Macedonian Poetry in Macedonia
Synitsa - Makedonska Poezija vo Avstralija/ Rainbow - Macedonian Poetry in Australia is a new anthology of over 160 poems by 25 poets that has been published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Macedonian-Australian Literary Association Grigor Prlichev. Most of the poems are in Macedonian but there are also 11 in English. The poets are: Risto Galevski, Branko Naumovski, Ivan Trposki, Pero Damcevski-Kocin, Grozdan Jovanovski, Krste Naumoski-Meckar, Jorde Petrovski, Gorjan Maslinkoski, Ljubitsa Popovska, Liljana Tosheska, Naum Trajceski, Marija Aleksandrova, Dushan Ristevski, Naum Paunoski, Victor Bivell, Dimce Dzajkoski, Lence Tselakoska-Klekackoska, Zaklina Mihajlova, Slavica Risteska, Gordana Dimovska, Jovan Kokalovski, Vukosava Doneva-Varkoli, Nikola Stoilkovski, Spase Trposki, and Nada Ivanova. There is a review in both Macedonian and English by the editor, Professor Dr Vasil Tocinovski. The 266 page book is $15 plus postage. For further information and to order a copy, email Dushan Ristevski Here.

New Paperback Edition of 'On Macedonian Matters'
A new and more affordable paperback edition of the book On Macedonian Matters from the AMHRC Conference on the partition of Macedonia in 2013 has been published and is now available for purchase from Amazon. The book has 15 academic essays on numerous aspects of the partition including the wars, the colonization of Macedonia, social trauma, language, and identity. There are also essays on modern Macedonia and its politics and law. The book is edited by Victor Friedman and Jim Hlavac. The book can be purchased from Amazon Here.

From Communism to Democracy in Macedonian
The book From Communism to Democracy: My Childhood and Teenage Years in Yugoslavia-Macedonia by Macedonian-Australian author Janko Tomov is now available in Macedonian. Janko's father, Ivan, was born in 1888 and was a courier in the Ilinden Uprising and a soldier in the Balkan Wars and First World War. Janko qualified as a teacher of physical and health education and as a sports and athletics trainer. While living in Yugoslavia he was imprisoned for believing that communism was an unjust system. He came to Australia in 1970 and has been active in Macedonian and diaspora affairs. He has authored numerous books on sport and human rights, among them Ancient History of Macedonia and the Balkans According to Western Authors. For more information about Od Komunizam do Demokratija: Moite Detski I Mladinski Godini vo Jugoslavia-Makedonija and his other books, please email Janko Tomov Here.

Partings - 11 Songs
The Macedonian Arts Council has released a musical album called Partings with 11 pop songs inspired by Macedonian immigrant folk songs. Executive director Pavlina Proevska said the Arts Council asked eleven composers and singer-songwriters from around the world to take original Macedonian folk songs about migration to America and turn them into modern melodies in English. The songs are arranged in different styles and are meant for the different sensibilities and musical tastes of listeners around the world. A goal is to generate profits for the establishment of a US-based Endowment Fund that would help young girls in Macedonia to attend college. A short video of the artists and samples of the songs are Here. The songs can be bought and downloaded for US 99 cents each at amazon.com Here.

Macedonia Needs Macedonians

Please remember that Macedonia Needs Macedonians - . The Facebook page for the Macedonia Needs Macedonians group is Here.

Two major tourism portals are Travel2Macedonia which is Here, and Macedonia - Timeless which is Here.

Canadian Macedonian Books
A reminder that Canadian Macedonian Books has a great selection of Macedonian books in English from around the world. These include non-fiction, fiction, children's and cook books. Canadian Macedonian Books is run by Virginia Evans, a former co-president of the Canadian Macedonian Historical Society and founder of the Macedonian Film Festival in Toronto. Canadian Macedonian Books is Here.

Discount for Complete Set of Books
A reminder that a complete set of 12 Macedonian books published by Pollitecon can be purchased at a discount of free postage in Australia and reduced airmail postage overseas. See Here.

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