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COLLECTION VMRO The collection comprises over 200 stock items- documents, photographs and objects regarding the organization in the period 1894-1944. The photographic plates of Atanas Novev are of great interest. He took photos of all detachments fighting in Kyustendil in 1902- 1908. Papers about G. Buzhdarov, Siika Dobrevska are stored here, as well as papers about the Kratovo charity womens association, papers from the 20s and 30s of the XX century.

  1. 1. B. Sarafovs detachment in front of Sekulichkis house in Kyustendil- photograph, inventory number
  2. 2. Representatives of VMRO (Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization) in the area of Gramadite- 1932.

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The wars for national liberation and unification of Bulgaria- 1912-1913, 1915- 1918, 1944-1945 The collection includes over 1,300 items- uniforms, weapons, medals, documents, and personal belongings of the participants in the wars, photographs and mementos. They have been submitted either personally or by the relatives of the many participants in these events, among whom are T. Tsekov, L. Maleev, Iv. Pulkov, N. Vutchkov and others.

  1. Medal to St. Manev, commander of 13th regiment- awarded for his bravery at Bulair, inventory number
  2. 2. A photograph by L. Maleev
  3. 3. A photograph by Startsin.

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Nepal collection of L. Yaknov The collection includes 46 souvenirs, brought by the alpinist L. Yankov from his Himalayan expeditions. It comprises ritual masks, tangka knives, and statuettes of religious significance, paintings by a Nepali artist, shingles, and others.

  1. Mask
  2. Statuette

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Regional Historical Museum Academician Yordan Ivanov, Kyustendil - 2004-2006