MOKRENI

The village of Mokreni was renamed by the Greek government to Varikon. It is about 30 kilometres southeast of Lerin and southwest of the town of Sorovich. It is on the main road Sorovich-Kostur at 21 degrees 30 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 33 minutes latitude and 750 metres above sea level. Area is about 17.5 square kilometres.

The village borders to the northeast with the little village of Vrapchin, to the southeast with the village Paljor, to the west with the village Klisura and to the northwest with the village Lehovo. The Beliva River runs which runs through the village waters the Mokrensko Plain and makes it even more fertile.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War in 1945 about 1,140 residents of Macedonian background lived in the village. They were employed in agriculture, raising livestock, timber getting, skilled trades and other important activities.

During the Greek Civil War, the residents actively took part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 200 active fighters. During this time of the bloody battles in which brother fought brother, 80 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Babadeneva Koli Mita
2. Belcheva Aleksi Fana
3. Biralchanov Tani Kosta
4. Biralchanov Tani Geli
5. Bitsov Risto Gjorgi
6. Bichinov Koli Gjorgi
7. Bichinov Dimitar Takji
8. Bichinovski Kosta Vani
9. Bogdanov Kole Tome
10. Volchev Kole Dimitar
11. Volchev Kole Alekso
12. Gakjen Dini Vane
13. Gakjen Dini Dzhodzhi
14. Gelev Kosta Kole
15. Gelev Pandil
16. Gogjev Luka Vani
17. Gogjev Kole Dimitar
18. Gogjev Kirjako Gjorgi
19. Gogjeva Kirjako Tina
20. Grchev Atanas Vasil
21. Grchev Petre Lambo
22. Danchev Kiro Lambo
23. Dimanov Koli Vangel
24. Dimbarchev Vasil Tanas
25. Dimbarchev Vasil Simo
26. Indriov Gjorgi
27. Indriov Kuzi Nakji
28. Indriova Kuzi Tina
29. Indriova Kuzi Dana (Tsveta)
30. Itsev Risto Kiro
31. Itsev Dimitar Kole
32. Itsev Dimitar Kosta (Chuljka)
33. Jankov Dimitar Kole
34. Jotev Petre Kole
35. Karavlahov Tanas Shuli
36. Kachev Petre Gjorgi
37. Klashev Dimitar Pandil
38. Kondev Gjorgi Kole
39. Kondev Kole Risto
40. Kostadinov Risto Petre
41. Kulishanov Mino Kole
42. Masov Gjorgi Vani
43. Merdzhan Dimitri
44. Nanov Sime Atanas
45. Nanov Sime Dimitar
46. Nanov Gjorgi Shuli
47. Nikova Atanas Tina
48. Pandaziev Simo Tanas
49. Pandaziev Vane Kosta
50. Papazov Tanas Vane
51. Papasterjov Dimitar Gjorgi
52. Papasterjova Giri Lena
53. Papatipov Sime Atanas
54. Parzhinova Vani Dota
55. Paskov Gjorgi Petre
56. Paskov Lachi Kocho
57. Paskov (Topuzov) Tanas Koli
58. Pindev Kole Gjorgi
59. Rendev Petre Pando
60. Samardzhiev (Krov) Kirjaku Pando
61. Samardzhiev (Krov) Kirjaku Panago
62. Stojankov Gjorgi Dimitar
63. Stojankov Gjorgi Kosta
64. Tasev Kosta Atanas
65. Tasev Tasi Gjorgi
66. Tasev Kole Dimitar
67. Taseva Kole Fana
68. Tashevski Vane Dimitar
69. Tashevski Dimitri Takji
70. Tersiev Petre Kole
71. Terziev Tanas Pande
72. Unchev Sime Gjorgi
73. Unchev Sime Atanas
74. Charken Vasil Risto
75. Chobanov Risto Gjorgi
76. Chobanova Argir Marika
77. Shapev Vane Stevo
78. Shapeva Metodi Dana
79. Shutev Tsile
80. Shutev Risto Gjorgi

The details of the fallen fighters were obtained from Tegov Filip Risto, a participant and fighter with DAG from 1945-49, and from Stojanov Dimitar (Takji) Lambe, a DAG participant from 1947-49, both from Mokreni.

Of all of the fallen fighters who gave their young lives there were 69 men and 11 women.

After the Greek Civil War and the forced emigration and forced evictions from the village, the number of residents fell. The 1991 census in Greece recorded that there were 809 residents.

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