KRUSHORADI


Central Krushoradi


South Krushoradi

The village of Krushoradi was forcibly made to change its name by the Greek government to Ahlada. It is about 21 kilometres northeast of Lerin on the ridge of the mountain Kajmakchalan, and at 21 degrees 38 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 52 minutes latitude and 730 metres above sea level. It is about 18 kilometres square in area.

The village borders with the following places: to the north with the Macedonian border, to the northeast with the village Setina, to the southwest with the village Ovchareni and to the west with the village Sakulevo. The Setinska River flows through the village into the Eleshka River. The village is divided into Gorna (Upper), Sredna (Middle) and Dolna (Lower) maala (neighbourhoods).

Before the start of the Greek Civil War it had about 980 residents. They were all Macedonian. The residents were employed in raising livestock, agriculture, timber getting and other important trades and activities.

In the period 1946-49, the residents actively took part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG led by KPG with more than 150 active fighters. 45 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Alanchev Spase Risto
2. Apostolov Kole Vasil
3. Apostolov Risto Petse
4. Apostolova Gjorgji Mitra
5. Balkov Kole Spase
6. Batkov Kole Krste
7. Bashov Gjorgji Kole
8. Bilimov Gjorgji Risto
9. Bogoev Atanas Milan
10. Bozhinov Risto Vasil
11. Bukovski File Gjorgi
12. Vesov Kosta Vangel
13. Vesov Pandil Stavre
14. Gogochev Tane Kole
15. Gogochev Trajko Stojan
16. Gogovchev Stojan Risto
17. Gramov Risto Ruse
18. Gramov Gavre Todor
19. Gramov Gavre Kitse
20. Delimanchev Risto Dimitar
21. Dimov Gule Pavle
22. Doncheva Risto Velika
23. Dudev Risto Ruse
24. Dudev Nikola Pavle
25. Gjoshev Stojan Iljo
26. Gjoshev Kole Lazo
27. Jovancheva Mitse Mara
28. Kostenchev Vasil Mitse
29. Kostenchev Mitse Vane
30. Kostenchev Mitse Boris
31. Kostenchev Krste Alekso
32. Kostenchev Kosta Gligor
33. Kulev Vasil Petre
34. Mainova Chamova Donka
35. Mechkarov File Kitse
36. Meshkov Stevo Spase
37. Petkanov Pando Kole
38. Ristanchev Markov Krste
39. Ristanchev Krste Petse
40. Trajanov Spase Kole
41. Tsutsulov Vane Done
42. Tsutsov Gjorgi Vangel
43. Tsutsov Tasho Kosta
44. Chakrev Gjorgi Pavle
45. Chakrev Risto Simo

Details of the fallen fighters from the village Krushoradi and Papadija were obtained from Kosta Dzhingov from the village Krushoradi, a fighter and leader of the Banitsa region from 1945-49.

Of all of the fallen fighters who gave their young lives, there were 41 men and 4 women.

After the Greek Civil War and the forced emigration from the village Krushoradi, the number of residents fell significantly. In the official census in Greece in 1991 it was recorded that there were 116 residents.

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