Makedonec is the Slavic name for Macedonian. My avatar is a badge of VMRO(IMRO) Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organisation – formed in the 19th century by Macedonians to fight for Macedonia's independence against the Turks, and against the Hellenisation of Macedonia by the Greeks. It later fought against Serbian rule in Macedonia aswell. Today there are many offshoots of this organisation in Macedonia and Bulgaria. One of them (VMRO-DPMNE) is the ruling party in Macedonia.

I have changed my Avatar to a picture of Duke Peter Karposh, King of Kumanovo. There has recently been a statue of Karposh erected in Skopje in honour of this great man.



Some more info on Karposh, and his rebellion against the Turks in 1689;