Kruševo is a city in Republic of Macedonia. It is highest town in the Balkans as it is situated at an altitude of 1330 meters above the sea level. During the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising in 1903 the rebels proclaimed short lived Kruševo Republic. Having suppressed the uprising the city was almost completelly destroyed by the Ottoman army. Official languages MacedonianÂ¤,2 Capital Skopje President Branko Crvenkovski Prime Minister Vlado BuÄkovski Area â Total â % water Ranked 145th 25,713 kmÂ² 1. ... The Ilinden Uprising as seen by the English daily The Times, Aug. ... The Ilinden Uprising as seen by the English daily The Times, Aug. ...
Mentioned in documents from the 15th century, Krusevo is a living museum, famous for its traditional architecture, cultural sites, and legacy as the site of the great 1903 Ilinden uprising against Ottoman domination.
The rebellion failed, but its memory is cherished in Macedonia even today, as a symbol of the national struggle for freedom and democracy; while it lasted only 10 days, the Krusevo Republic of revolutionary leader Nikola Karev represented a desire for self-rule under a modern European political system.
Owing to its high elevation (1300 meters or 4,400 feet), Krusevo is also one of Macedonia’s prime winter sports destinations.
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