Long live the 25th March!May the courage of our ancestors motivate us in these tough times.
Interesting segway into today's Crimean crisis. Petrobey's uncle Stefanos-Bei Mavromichalis lead Orthodox settlers in Crimea's earliest days of Russian dominion. Interestingly, his subordinates (from Peloponnese and Attica) were in large part ethnic Arvanite, reflecting a pattern of Greece's ethnic diversity which is largely forgotten now.
I'm a day late, but long live the 25th of March. "Petrobey's uncle Stefanos-Bei Mavromichalis"I believe Petrobey was from Mani. I read that he led Maniotes into Arcadia to fight the Turks, and the Maniotes in turn led the local Greeks. "his subordinates (from Peloponnese and Attica) were in large part ethnic Arvanite"When Petrobey fought in Arcadia, the locals who fought with him were Greeks, from what I read. I believe Kolokotronis allowed the Albanians to leave Tripolitsa before fighting the Turks.
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