Author Archives: RTI English

Touch me- not- flower

Mimosa pudica also commonly called as touch me not flower is a plant covered in thorns with beautiful pink flowers and small green leaves that closes or droops when touched. It is a plant that is found commonly in many countries and in Albania it grows in abundance. It is considered a weed and can be commonly found in wastelands. ...

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The Forty Saints Monastery

The Forty Saints Monastery is located in Saranda, Albania, dedicated to the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste. The 40 Saints Monastery refers to the same story, where modern Saranda got its name from (Saranda means 40 in Greek). The monastery dates back to the 6th century AD, and it is thought to have been an important regional pilgrimage site. The second ...

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Skanderbega��s dolmen, otherwise called the Lorda��s Table

  MonumentsA�of nature are scattered overA�the Albanian territory and after each monument there is a tale or story. One of these nature monumental values is Skanderbega��s Table, otherwiseA�called the Lorda��s Table, located in the north of Prrenjas town. It is a large, more or less a round slab of limestone,1 km longA�and 800 m wide. It isA�situated over the rocks ...

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Albanian chestnuts

High quality chestnuts have been growing since the second half of the 1990s, partly because of consumers growing interest in environmentally friendly and traditional products, but also domestic demand has been high. According to a number of studies, chestnuts from this zone are bigger and sweeter than other domestic chestnuts. Added to that, natural forests, biological production and the freshness ...

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Thermal baths in Albania

Albania’s thermal baths have been enjoyed since Roman times. In the 20thcentury, some of them were developed into spas and they are generally known by the Albanian word Llixhat(the indefinite form is Llixhe). The first to have the spa waters scientifically tested was Park Nosi, in Llixha of Elbasanit. The analysis of the spa water was firs carried out in 1924, and ...

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Albanian renowned composer Prenk Jakova

Prenk Jakova was a well known Albanian composer, musician, and author of Mrika opera, which premiered in 1958 and is popularly considered the first Albanian opera. A native of Shkodra, he studied under Martin Gjoka and Zef Kurti, and he was also an alumnus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Being a virtuoso clarinetist, he worked as a music ...

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Albanian legendary hero George Kastrioti Skanderbeg

The Albanian legendary hero George Kastrioti Skanderbeg is widely known as Skanderbeg, who was a 15th century Albanian lord who defended his land against the Ottoman Empire for more than two decades. Skanderbeg’s military skills and strength of resistance presented a major obstacle to Ottoman expansion and delayed their attack on Italy, and he was considered by many in Western ...

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Sterjo Spasse

  Sterjo Spasse (1914-1989) is a novelist and short story writer of (Slav) Macedonian origin from Lake Prespa. It was while teaching in the little village of Dervican south of Gjirokastra that the eighteen-year-old Spasse began writing his first novel, and his masterpiece,’Nga jeta ne jete – Pse!?, Korca 1935 (From life to life – Why!?), usually referred to for ...

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Majko: “Voting right of the Albanian citizens living abroad”.

Albaniaa��s Minister of State on Diaspora Pandeli Majko has forwarded to Commission on Electoral Reform a document on the voting right of the Albanian citizens living abroad. The document carries a summary of assessments on the legal and administrative possibilities of the Albanian nationals living abroad to exercise their right of vote. Majko said that the Albanian political world needs ...

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Rama in Diber: “Arber road one step away”.

In his weekly communication with the citizens via the social media, the Facebook, Prime Minister Edi Rama highlighted that the government will abide by its commitment to develop the countrya��s economy and improve services for the citizens, irrespective of the political quarrels. PM Rama said that the State Budget 2018 envisages massive investments in the rural areas while aiming development ...

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