Serbian athlete Emir Bekrić wins bronze at IAAF world championship in Moscow. Bravo!
Jane, a British woman who runs RunawayJane.com, a site dedicated to giving tips and advice to young people travelling on a budget around the world, was recently in Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city after Belgrade. She liked the city and the friendly local Serbian people:
Friendly local people
One thing in particular that really stood out to me while I was in Novi Sad was how friendly and helpful the local people were. Every time I went into a shop, bar, café, or restaurant, people made a real effort to talk to me beyond what you would expect. Even when their English wasn’t so good (and my Serbian was pretty much non-existent) they still tried and wanted to ask questions about where I came from, why I was in Novi Sad, and were keen to give me recommendations for the city. I stood out like a sore thumb at times as a tourist here as I wandered around trying to decipher street signs in the Cyrillic alphabet, but the people were always very helpful when I needed help or directions. In fact, it’s one of the most endearing things about the place.
That’s it. Serbian people are friendly and helpful. Welcome to Novi Sad. Welcome to Serbia. Well, read Jane’s post titled First Impressions of Novi Sad (Serbia) in full.
In late February 2003, Vojislav Šešelj, a Serbian politician (founder and president of the Serbian Radical Party) surrendered to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on the indictment of “eight counts of crimes against humanity and six counts of violations of the laws or customs of war for his alleged participation in a joint criminal enterprise.”
More than 10 years later, Vojislav Šešelj is still in prison in the Hague waiting for a verdict to be delivered. Of all ICTY indictees, Šešelj has spent the longest time without a verdict being delivered. In fact, it seems that the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, an American and Nato “puppet court” has found nothing against him but just wants to keep it away from Serbian political scene. It’s just scandalous to put someone in jail for 10 years without a verdict. If he was a Croat or an Albanian, he would had been free since many years. But he is Serbian… judged by its enemies:
Who would you say is the greatest inventor of all time? It’s kind of a tricky question. When you say “inventor,” most people think of Thomas Edison, or Leonardo Da Vinci. But the greatest inventor of all time is not Thomas Edison, or Leonardo Da Vinci. It’s Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla who helped change the world.
Nikola Tesla changed the lives of millions with such inventions as AC electricity, X-rays, Neon Lights, Radio transmission, the modern electric motor, wireless electricity transfer, remote control, hydraulics, basic Lasers and radar technology, space weapons, robotics, and many, many more inventions.
Well, watch this fantastic documentary film showing the life story and work of Nikola Tesla, the greatest inventor of all time, “this tall (6 ft 2 – 1.88 m) dark Serbian” as they said in the film:
Just one more thing. I’m not the only one claiming that Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla is the greatest Inventor of all time.You can check for example Wiki.answers.com article titled ‘Who is the greatest inventor of all time?‘ or Toptenz.net article titled ‘Top 10 Greatest Inventors in History‘
You probably know that the number one tennis player in the world is Novak Djokovic, a Serbian tennis player. Okay, but did you know that Novak has a dog called Pierre, got modeling lessons from Serena Williams, and played tennis with Diego Armando Maradona? I didn’t know that! Well, read this blog entry posted today over at 3tend.com entitled 5 Things You May Don’t Know About Novak Djokovic.