Museum of the Macedonian Struggle (Skopje)
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The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Sovereignty and Independence - Museum of VMRO - Museum of the Victims of the Communist Regime (Macedonian: Музеј на македонската борба за државност и самостојност - Музеј на ВМРО - Музеј на жртвите од комунистичкиот режим) is a national museum of the Republic of Macedonia located in the capital city of Skopje. Construction of the museum began June 11, 2008 and it was opened to the public on the 20th anniversary of the declaration of independence on September 8th, 2011. The building is located between the Museum of Archaeology (under construction), the Holocaust Museum of Macedonia, the Stone Bridge and the Vardar River.
The exhibit covers the period from the beginning of the resistance movement against the Ottoman rule, until the declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on 8 September 1991. The guided tours take the visitors through 13 exhibits ending in front of the original copy of the 1991 Declaration of Independence.
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