MACEDONIAN STRUGGLE MUSEUM
Responsibility to the past and the future are the basic motives for construction of museum complex “Macedonian Struggle”, uniting the VMRO Museum and Museum on Communism Victims, which cornerstone was laid Wednesday in Skopje center.
The Government allocated Denar 9 million (Euro 150,000) for the project, due to be completed in 14 months. According to Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, the museum complex should represent a bridge between Macedonia’s glorious past and the future optimism, commitment and progress.
PM Gruevski said museum complex “Macedonian Struggle” would represent a symbol on the aspiration of the Macedonian people for freedom, its collective zeal for an independent and democratic state, its national and state identity.
“It is our obligation and duty to express our gratitude to all those who sacrificed themselves for these ideals, and wish them eternal glory”, he added.
Gruevski stressed the items displayed in the museum complex would represent the historic turmoil and golgotha of the Macedonian people in realizing its vision of freedom, as well as resistance against the communist dictatorship, and the firm determination for democratic values and ideals.
State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska said the project represented a moral duty and debt of the current Macedonian generation and state authorities in paying respect and recognition to all those who gave their lives for independent and sovereign Republic of Macedonia.