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Albanopolis Feb 17
According to , Albanians are by far the most pro-EU in the Balkans. 83% of Albania’s citizens and 84% of Kosovo’s citizens think that the EU would be good for them. By comparison only 29% of Serbia’s citizens and 45% of Bosnia’s citizens think it.
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Albanopolis Feb 17
Gëzuar ditën e pavarësisë, Kosovë 😊. Happy Independence Day, Kosovo.
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Albanopolis Feb 16
Protests against Rama’s government turn violent in Tirana, Albania:
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Albanian History Feb 15
The word for "Moth" in Albanian is "Ethëzë" translating to something like "feverbird" (Alb. "ethe" = fever). This is connected to old indo european folklore that Moths bring fevers. This connection is seen in Greek also, both etymologically and folklorically.
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Albanopolis Feb 15
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
An ferry operates daily on the lake. It connects Fierza (near Bajram Curri, at the border with Kosovo) to Koman. The journey takes two and a half hours and is very popular.
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Albanopolis Feb 14
Lake Koman is a small lake in northern Albania (Shkodër County). It is fed by the rivers Drin, Shala and Valbona. This is actually a reservoir filled through a dam. By the beauty of the dense wooded mountains that surround it the lake attracts a lot of tourists.
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Albanopolis Feb 7
This map shows how difficult it is to say which Paleo-Balkanic language the Albanian language descends. Linguists have shown that Albanian necessarily descends from a Paleo Balkan language, but it will surely be forever impossible to show from which language it descends:
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Serbeze Haxhiaj Feb 4
Serbs and Kosovo Albanians are learning each other’s languages in an attempt to put past animosities behind them!
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Albanopolis Feb 1
Albania did it with 4 religions, since a long time. It has united 4 religions, Islam (sunnism & bektashism) and Christianity (orthodoxy & catholicism) around the same nation (based on language and blood). Even a Buddhist Albanian is still as Albanian as a Christian Albanian:
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Albanian History Jan 28
The & share many isoglosses with each other that aren't shared by any other Indo European language. This points to intense contact between Proto Greek & Proto Albanian in deep antiquity. These are just some recorded by Vladimir Orel:
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Albanopolis Jan 30
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
It was seen as a victory of bourgeois nationalism over a man who represented the ancient Ottoman feudal period (over Esad, "the Pasha of Tirana"). The fact that he was acquitted and found not guilty played an important role in the victorious and glorious vision of Avni Rustemi.
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Albanopolis Jan 30
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
By his personal ambitions Esad Pasha kept disrupting the country's domestic order and national interest for a long time. The assassination of Esad Pasha by Avni Rustemi in Paris was experienced as a sentimentally strong moment in the collective memory.
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Albanopolis Jan 30
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
Indeed, Esad's murder came as Albania's Vlora war against Italian forces threatened Albanian territorial integrity. Avni Rustemi did not act alone but chose the attentat after consultation with the ruling power in Albania.
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Albanopolis Jan 30
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
He was arrested by the French gendarmerie and beaten by it. On December 1, 1920, he was found not guilty by the French courts. The political situation in Albania and the popular desire to put Esad out of harm's way explains the decision of the court of justice.
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Albanopolis Jan 30
Avni Rustemi was an Albanian patriotic activist & a member of parliament. He is well known to have killed Esad Pasha in Paris while he was leaving the Continental Hotel (the Westin Vendome), on 13 June 1920, in rue de Castiglione. With a revolver he touched him twice & closely.
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Albanopolis Jan 29
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
For the centenary of the WWI in 2014, Serbian Minister Aleksandar Vulin paid tribute to Esad Toptani, at his tomb. He described him as a "great friend of Serbia, an Albanian who loved Serbia & an example of cooperation between Albanians & Serbs. He has been unfairly forgotten":
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Albanopolis Jan 29
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
He was buried with Serb and Montenegrin soldiers (having served under French command)near Paris. Esad Toptani remained in Albanian memory as a national traitor, opportunistic & thirsty for power, acting only for his personal interest. His most faithful support was indeed Serbia.
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Albanopolis Jan 29
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
On June 13, 1920 while Esad Toptani was leaving the Continental Hotel (now the Westin Paris Vendome) in Castiglione Street he was killed by Avni Rrustemi (an Albanian student and activist). He was shot twice by Rrustemi.
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Albanopolis Jan 29
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
After the Paris peace conference he was preparing his return to Albania (supported by Serbia). He acted without Albanian popular support. In Albania the congress of Lushnja did not want his return but in spite of that his return for a coup d'état was eminent.
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Albanopolis Jan 28
Replying to @AlbanologyFacts
He had signed a secret protocol with Serbia and Greece during the war. He was also very helpful with the triple entente. He saw himself as the only legitimate representative of Albania.
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