Medal of Merit for Macedonists for the Macedonians Kosta Peev, Stojan Lekoski and Olga Pankina
The President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, today awarded the Medal of Merit for Macedonia, to the distinguished linguists and Macedonists, Kosta Peev, Stojan Lekoski and Olga Pankina.
Retired professor of dialectology of the Macedonian language at the Faculty of Philology, Kosta Peev, was awarded the Medal of Merit for Macedonia for outstanding dedication and engagement in her work and activities, thus contributing to the preservation of the dialects of the Macedonian language and its wider affirmation .
Stojan Lekoski, a literary translator and bibliographer living in Slovakia, has been awarded the Medal of Merit for Macedonia for an exceptional contribution to the promotion and popularization of contemporary Macedonian language, literature and culture in the Slovak Republic, as well as for promoting friendly relations between The Republic of Macedonia and the Slovak Republic.
Olga Pankina, a Macedonian translator and translator from Russia, was awarded the Medal of Merit for Macedonia for an exceptional contribution to the promotion and popularization of contemporary Macedonian language, literature and culture in the Russian Federation, as well as for the promotion of friendly relations between the Republic of Macedonia and the Russian Federation Federation.
“These awards for Macedonia are an expression of our gratitude to Kosta Peev, Stojan Lekoski and Olga Pankina, for all that they have done for the Macedonian language. As President of the Republic of Macedonia, on behalf of the Macedonian citizens and the Macedonian people, I sincerely thank you. Keeping and creating in Macedonian language is a commitment to the past and an investment in the future. Guards in that language and that heritage are all Slavs and Macedonians, “President Ivanov said at the awarding ceremony.
“Each one of us takes his own monastery in his own soul. In the monastery the lamp of St. Clement shines. Frankly, I sincerely wish the flame from the lampstand of St. Clement would never go out. Let all of us continue to lighten the way for creating new works, new pebbles in the mosaic of our Macedonian culture, “said Stojan Lekoski, who addressed on behalf of the distinguished ones.