Part of the history of the village of Slatino
In Macedonia there are three villages named Slatino in Tetovo, Brodsky and Debarca. In warm and sunny autumn day we visited the area Slatino Debarca. Rural settlement through the flowing Slatina river basin which is regulated ornament of the village. The oldest written record of the villagers is Verbose census defter the Sandzak of Ohrid in 1582 which stated that Slatino has 327 residents, all Christians. According to the research Milivoj Kosteski, Slatino in 1953 there were 1,016 people representing most of the past existence. Since then the population is steadily declining and today has about 100 residents. The fact that Slatina is considered hilly - a poor mountain village and working abroad was present even in the second half of the 19th century. Mostly migrant workers leaving the spring in Wallachia, Serbia and Bulgaria and returned in the fall. The largest wave of emigration has affected the village from 1909 to 1912 when overseas prorabotel way to Canada and Argentina. Then left seventy Slatinci. The Canadian group due to lack of work left for Australia. The second great wave of emigration was from 1960 to 1970 and with less intensity lasts to the present days. Current migrant workers bring with them and their families to Australia today has over 120 families. Several of them working in the Iron Grinvil and Port Kembla. The temporary work in European countries have gone about 30 Slatinci. Each celebration and sit on the table in the village begins with a blessing "for good Aber of migrant workers. Long lists of names Slatinci that are scattered all over the world. Moving around the neighborhood met with Panko Stojkoski and his mother, Zorka. After a long stay in Australia returned to his native hearth and moved into newly built house. Joy does not host hosts who died recently, and daughter remained in Australia with his family Nada. The rest had come Ivancho Karandzhuloski Mitra and his family. They are in Australia over 20 years. Their joy of stay was immense.
In the village there are two churches that were built in the 19th century as a monastery. High Church "Holy Mother" is secretly built many years ago because there was no permit for construction. It was painted after the Ilinden Uprising in 1912 by brothers Dimitri Mijak, cheap and George Colak. The lower church is called "Old Saint weeks." Began to build in 1808 and was completed in 1858. The monastery of St. John the Baptist is thought to be somewhere long ago. It is lit by the Turks in the 17th century. At the initiative of migrant workers from Slatino and voluntarily raise money failed to present sodzida manastirche, and even in 1980 with the help of our emigrants from Australia made a fence, dining room and tower.
In past centuries has left its mark on the village and revolutionary sveshtenichkoto Popovci family through several generations that gave known fighters for spiritual and national liberation of the Macedonian people and the independence of church and state. For the memories and truths, the legends and events Poposki George tells us: - I am proud that I come from such a family. My great grandfather was a student pop ANGJELE Dimitar Miladinov and personal friend of Gregory Prlicev.
After he finished school in Miladinov continues to be educated in the gymnasium where janinskata well mastered Greek. Then he ends the spiritual seminary in Russia and established the first Slatino school vernacular. After 4 years zapopil. He had a share in the translation of the triptych are now kept in St. Naum in Ohrid. Founder of the first revolutionary cell in western Macedonia, known in history as Slatina company. It will be one of the first sparks and herald the upcoming struggles and revolutionary events in Macedonia. That his spiritual and patriotic activity causing jealousy among slatinskite priests who seek to take away his parish. Was killed in 1875 and the report of the Russian consul in Bitola and in writing of Russian Slavist Selishchev murder is written as a crime.
His son George was a famous pop Macedonian comitadji, Duke and revolutionary, a participant in the Ilinden Uprising and the First Balkan War of liberation and independence of Macedonia, as a personal friend and comrade of Nikola Karev, Damian Gruev, Hristo Uzunov, Peter Chaulev, Jordan and Piperkata Goce Delchev like-minded with whom he had met in Bitola and in many other revolutionaries komiti and Duke. Ottoman authorities osuduvale 12 times the sentences of which 3 times in 101 years. The first time he was sentenced to 101 years in prison when the April 4, 1903 all villages were besieged in Debarca Mon Arbinovo in rebellion and were collected including 218 villagers and 18 Slatinci. They were convicted in Bitola and then transferred to the so-called coaches in Thessaloniki. We loaded the sheep on a steamer for Dijar Bekir. Thanks to the great ones of Ohrid and Bitola wealthy people with bribery George's pop off the ship and sent back. From Dijar Bekir amnesty from 1908 to year 10 Slatinci returned home, and nine had left forever the bones in the deserts of Asia Minor.
The wife of pop George, Grandma Dola, because of his courage and participation in the Ilinden uprising guerillas and give name Rhine. She has embroidered flag on a red background with yellow fringed and the Bible as an emblem with gun and knife. On this occasion, the song is sung: - "I angered the Turkish Pasha of Panagyurishte, to catch and bring to a lively pop Georgieva Rhine. When caught she addressed them: - You want me knees, dangling like me, I embroidered the flag and put the sign death or freedom for Macedonia. "On October 13, 1913 Pop George was shot before his people in Slatino the Serbian occupation authorities because they wanted to sign a statement that feels Serb.
His son, orphan Antim, had the opportunity to complete theological - Teacher School in Bitola because he was expelled from school administrations as the son of a rebel and dangerous for the Serbian government. As a worker in Belgrade has established contacts with advanced students and workers and was a visitor to the company Vardar organized by Macedonian students in Belgrade. There he met Peter Piruze by Peter Bogdanov Kochko, Kuzman Josifovski Pitu and many other personalities from which nadograduval zbogatuval and his knowledge. Antim With its win confidence Kuzman Josifovski Pitu, Michael Pastoral, Metodi Andonov Cento who stayed in Debarca. Petre Piruze together with Kuzman Josifovski Pitu in November 1941 he organized his zapopuvanje in Tirana in Bishop Kristofor. He was accepted as a member of the extended part of the Headquarters of NOV and POM and lead the committee for religious affairs. Antim My father is one of the initiators and organizers in the main headquarters for organizing the first priestly conclave in October 1943 in the village Izdeglavje, which set the foundations of the MOC and adopted many important historical decisions of the MOC, the Macedonian people and the movement. He heralded the gathering is historic ASNOM.
In New Slatinci taken part 127, of which 7 are killed and 9 wounded. In their memorial at the entrance of the village is built an impressive monument.
Stories of Slatino, the life it once and now will continue for generations, and the village will survive thanks to the resources that nature gave valuable Slatinci infrastructure which engulfed Slatino contribute again to restore the former luster.
Rewrite: K. Gjorshovski