R'BI (ROBI)

The village of Robi had its name changed by the Greek government to Lemos. It is a part of the Lerin region about 30 kilometres northwest of the town and close to the Macedonian-Greek border. It is on the ridge of the German Mountain at 21 degrees 09 minutes longitude and 40 degrees 50 minutes latitude and 970 metres above sea level. Area is about 5 square kilometres.

The village borders to the northeast with the village German, to the southwest with the village Medovo, and to the west with Golema Prespa Lake.

Before the start of the Greek Civil War about 740 residents lived in the village of whom 590 were Macedonians and 150 were Greek-Prosfigi immigrants from Asia Minor. The residents were employed in agriculture and raising livestock.

In the period 1946-49, the residents actively took part in the organization of NOF and the armed forces of DAG with more than 110 active fighters. 37 gave their lives.

They were:

1. Bakushov Stevo Vasil
2. Bechkov Spiro Mire
3. Bechkov Tsvetko Fote
4. Vidinov Joshe and
5. Vidinov Fote - brothers
6. Vidinov Vangel German
7. Georgiev Trajan
8. Georgiev Trajan Bosilko
9. Georgiev Trajan Goche
10. Demirov Krstin Boris
11. Demirov Vangel
12. Dimanov Pando Bogoja
13. Dojchinova Nikolitsa
14. Gjakov Risto Todor
15. Gjakov Metodija
16. Zarov Lambro Petre
17. Zarov Mitre
18. Zarovski Sotir Done
19. Zarovski Sotir Andrea
20. Kjupov Simo Goche
21. Leskarov Trajan and
22. Leskarov Trajan Bosilko - father and son
23. Markov Joshe
24. Mialev Vasil
25. Mundushev Nikola Mijal
26. Mundushev Todor Tsvetko
27. Papanaum Nikola Trendafilka
28. Papanaum Nikola Sokrati
29. Papanaum Naum Vangel
30. Nikolov Vasil Nikola
31. Popov Mitre Fote
32. Popov Joshe
33. Popov Mijal Goche
34. Prodanov Lazar
35. Prodanov Mitre Endrija
36. Sekulov Krstin Pavle
37. Stamkov Joshe

The details of the lost fighters were obtained from Markovski Mitre from the village Ahil, a front line fighter 1941-49, and Mundushev Nikola Risto from Robi and a participant in DAG from 1947.

Of the fallen fighters, there were 35 men and 2 women.

After the Greek Civil War and emigration from and forced migration to the village, the number of residents fell significantly. The census in Greece in 1991 recorded 250 residents.

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