Please Stop Confusing Serbia With Siberia

It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who confuse Serbia with Siberia. Three days ago, The Siberian Times wrote a story about a mysterious giant crater which appeared at the ‘end of the world’ in… Siberia. And three websites (yes, 3) in only one day went on to confuse Serbia with Siberia.

For the website “Ghost Theory” (article written by Javier Ortega, an American writer living in Los Angeles) Siberia is Serbia, and Serbia is in Russia!
Siberia not Serbia

For the Deccan Chronicle, the largest circulated English newspaper in South India, the Siberian crater is a Serbian crater in northern Serbia as reported in the Serbian Times. Oh yes! It is the Siberian Times!

Siberia Serbia The Deccan Chronicle

And for World’s Largest Hindi Website,, Serbia is Siberia:

Serbia Siberia

That’s it. For many people and “journalists” Serbia is Siberia, Serbia is in Russia and so on. But NO!. Serbia, the country I live in and promote in the world is not a region of the Russian Federation. The Republic of Serbia is an European country located in Southeastern Europe. See the map below, and please stop confusing Serbia with Siberia!

Serbia Siberia Map

Serbia not Siberia

Again, Serbia Is Not Siberia, a news and opinion magazine, is saying in the “about us” page: “Above all, we at TruthDive, value Truth. We strive to respect and dignify Truth in all aspects of reporting and submitting opinions.” Well, it’s not truth at all.
Oh, yes, yeti hair was not found in Serbia but in “Siberian caves.” Again, Serbia is not a region of the Russian Federation. The Republic of Serbia is a country located in Europe. Serbia is here:

Serbia, Not Siberia

Back in November, we wrote about how Zoran Stojanovic, a Serbian exchange student in the United States, was trying to tell the American people that Serbian people don’t speak Spanish. But Zoran Stojanovic (zorsto on Twitter) didn’t stop there. He is also trying to show Americans that there is a big difference between Serbia and Siberia. He has held four presentations during IEW week, and more than 60 students from Iowa Mennonite School were able to hear him talk about Serbia.

They think that Serbia is located in Russia, or that at least was part of Russia before. Serbia is in Europe. Those mistakes were okay, because after they have heard my presentations; I am sure that they will never forget where Serbia is.

It’s well worth reading Zoran’s post in full. Thank you Zoran. You’re a real enthusiast doing something instead of just sitting around and bitching about the problem Serbia/Siberia.