It might take years for some to understand the history of Yugoslavia, its wars, its good times, its rulers. Decades even. But if you’re in a hurry, please see the attached video where everything is compressed in just thirty seconds. See more great photos at: Limbic
History and break-up of Yugoslavia are difficult enough to comprehend for the locals, and we always have a tough time explaining it to the curious foreigners (usually drunk at parties). You would say that those actually studying Balkans would know a great deal about it, but it seems it simply
Dusan Makavejev’s documentary Innocence Unprotected (Serbian: Nevinost bez zaštite) is a movie inside a movie – an interview made in 1968 with actors from the 1942 movie Innocence Unprotected, intertwined with footage from the actual movie and some news footage from that time. What is interesting about the original movie
Way to go Silvio! Learning from the best. Or is it the worst? When this photoshopped photo of Berlusconi came out couple of days ago, there were many here who immediately thought of another dictator – one who had much bigger influence on their lives, of course. click the pic
Following the proclamation of this year’s honorary citizen of Belgrade, “24 hours” brings an interesting list of all the previous winners of this prestigious award. So let’s see who do we have here: 1947. Josip Broz Tito, president of Yugoslavia 1947. Peko Dapčević, commander of the 1st Partisan army 1954.
Find out what dishes and guests were Tito’s favorites. [via Dnevnik Eklektika]
It’s 20 years since the Berlin Wall was torn down and to celebrate the occassion, various art performances are being held all across Europe. In Belgrade, German artist Frank Botler has built a replica of the wall, this time made out of cardboard bricks and invited Belgraders to contribute by
On this day 20 years ago, one of the greatest Yugoslavian novelists Danilo Kiš died in Paris. Balkans via Bohemia has a good analysys of Kiš’s life and work, highly recommend to read it if you’re interested in Balkan literature and culture. [found via Café Turco]
Guest post by JJ Beba An interesting promo tour was organized on Friday, 11th of September – in one of Belgrade’s trams number two. The organizer, famous rock journalist Peca Popovic, together with the Belgrade tourist organization and the City Public transportation, created a unique travel through city’s music history.
In short, Non Aligned movement was founded in 1952 by Tito of Yugoslavia, Naser of Egypt and Nehru of India because they weren’t too sure which superpower was going to win the cold war so they couldn’t join either one of them. Tito, Naser and Nehru, picture found on Titoville.com