Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia

A hidden comedic gem

Branislav Nusic (1864-1938) is one of the great names of Serbian comedy. Man with a really turbulent life, he is also the proof that comedy was (and still is) a serious force to be reckoned with. Comedy got him into prison, but also made him part of intellectual circles of

Ghetto – the secret life of Belgrade

“Geto – tajni zivot grada” (Ghetto – the secret life of the city) is a documentary from 1995 told from the perspective of Goran Čavajda “Čavke”, well known rock musician from Serbia at the time. It tells about the rock, alternative and “underground” scene in Belgrade during the worst period

The stupidity test

Milan M. Ćirković, Serbian astronomer and blogger collected an interesting list of 50 things the general public in Serbia is prone to believing, mostly thanks to the uncritical attitude towards the numerous information they have been fed by various media over the decades. You can also test yourselves, the theories

The History of Yugoslavia In 30 Seconds

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

Kosa – the Yugoslav version of “Hair”

From Newsweek, 1969: “Kosa,” the Communist world’s first staging of “hair,” is the favorite of the musical’s authors and sometime actor, Gerome Ragni and James Rado, globetrotting from one production to the next. They found the Belgrade show “so beautiful, so spontaneous that we had to go right on the

Branko’s Bridge

Remember that article about a girl saving a young man from committing suicide by jumping off Branko’s bridge in Belgrade? The bridge caught the news reporters’ attention again after a suicide prevention has been installed on it. The suicide prevention method is an inventive one, although I’m not sure how

Josip Broz Tito: “stafeta” and other weird stuff

Josip Broz Tito was a funny guy and had a lots of funny hobbies. One of them was collecting these things, stafetas. In case you’re wondering, “stafeta” means baton in Serbian. If you visit Tito museum, officially called Kuca cveca (house of flowers), you will be able to see lots

Yugoslavia Was One Big Mess

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

Innocence Unprotected

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

Honorary citizens of Belgrade through history

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.

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