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Predrag J. Marković, Historian

In History, The Best Told Story Wins

He was aged just 15 when he became the youngest student of the University of Belgrade, a record he still holds to this day....

Bisera Veletanlić, Solo Vocalist, Jazz Singer

Everything She Touches Turns To Art

She possesses one of the most priceless voices that Yugoslav music ever had, and has. Her life and worldview are the result of the...

Helga Rabl-Stadler / Special Adviser For Foreign Culture At The Austrian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

Navigating A World In Flux

Here Austria’s cultural visionary, Helga Rabl-Stadler, offers her thoughts on how Austria could help shape our world through...

Gojko Tešić, Writer And Literary Historian

Necessity And Freedom

His chosen heroes are writers who’ve been ideologically written-off, or so-called traitors and revolutionaries. He left an indelible...

Miljenko Jergović, Writer

The Will Of War Compelled Me To Leave Sarajevo

Here we bring you the personal account of the exciting life’s journey of one of the top contemporary...

Iva Draškić Vićanović, Dean Of The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Philology

Being And Remaining Worthy

When a first-round secret ballet vote resulted in her being elected dean of the Faculty of Philology in...

Radmila Bakočević, Opera Singer

Woman Who Wisely Directed Her Own Career

She began her career as a lyric soprano and concluded it as a dramatic soprano. She has portrayed...

Aleksandar Denić, Stage Designer And Film Production Designer

Courage Is To Work, And Not To Whine

Impressive, spectacular, colossal, ingenious – these are the words most often used by critics and audiences alike to...

Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General Of Europa Nostra

Together We Can Move Mountains

Europa Nosta will next year celebrate the 60th anniversary of our joint action for a common cause. Over...

Nataša Ninković, Actress

Freedom Is Being True To Myself

She carries within herself the spirit of Herzegovina, from where she hails and without which she cannot live....

Ivan Medenica, Artistic Director Of The Belgrade International Theatre Festival, BITEF

Comrades In Arms On Theatre Boards

The plays featured in this year’s 56th BITEF don’t treat the bleak themes of work in an angry,...

Dragan Stanić Ph.D., President Of Matica Srpska In Novi Sad, a.k.a. Poet Ivan Negrišorac

Poetry & Matica Shine From Within

A professor of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, a writer and Serbian literary scholar, Dragan Stanić...

Dragan Velikić, Novelist

Life In Literature

A two-time recipient of the NIN Award, the top Serbian award for novel of the year, this novelist’s...

Maxim Vengerov, Violinist, Violist And Conductor

Wizard On The Rostrum

One of the most sought-after contemporary solo artists and conductors, an artist of prolific talent, his career has...

Academic Vladimir Kostić, SANU President

Memorandum II Is A Plain Lie

How many embittered criticisms of the Memorandum I’ve heard from people (not rarely foreigners) who would later admit...

Vesna Goldsworthy, Author

My Mission Is To Dismantle Prejudices

Born in Belgrade as Vesna Bjelogrlić, she was a brilliant student of literature who had only one wish:...

Mira Banjac, Actress

Actress Of The Century

“Acting, for me, is a joy and the power to relay various lives through myself,” says dramatic artist...

Pero Zubac, Author And Poet

Timeless “Mostar Rains”

A gentleman with a bow tie and polite manners. His poems are just the same: picturesque, aromatic, beautifully...

Jasna Đuričić, Europe’s Best Actress

Film Diva Brings Glory To The Balkans

With an awareness of her splendid talent, she always wanted more and succeeded in achieving that: Jasna Đuričić,...

Ivana Stefanović, Composer

We’re Living In A Time Of Lies

She is among the most important Yugoslav and Serbian composers of contemporary music, an essayist, a former successful...

Dr Zoran Đerić, Director of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad

Tradition & Modernity Under One Roof

Judging by his interests, he seemingly lives multiple lives simultaneously. Managing the oldest professional theatre in Serbia isn’t...

Žarko Laušević, Actor

Giving Up Is The Easiest, But I Didn’t Want That

He could have been a writer and a painter, but instead he chose to be an actor who...

Slobodan Tišma, Artist, Musician, Poet, Writer, Member Of The Rock Avant-garde

Period Has Its Own Aesthetics And Its Own Morals

The colourful life of Slobodan Tišma has been filled with conflicting interests, such as his adoration of rock...

Ivan Medenica, BITEF Artistic Director

The World Is At A Tipping Point

“Although I would maintain that dramatic and choreographic performances represent equally valuable and relevant forms of contemporary performing...

Dragan Bjelogrlić, Actor, Director And Producer

It’s A Privilege To Be A Free Man

He first appeared in front of the cameras at the age of 14, and enjoyed his greatest popularity...

Muharem Bazdulj, Writer

I Loved Belgrade At First Sight

He graduated in English literature studies, but defined his career as a journalist, columnist and writer. Leaving his...

Roberto Cincotta, Director Of The Italian Cultural Institute In Belgrade

Living The Italian Way

“Thanks to Dante, it is easy for us Italians to promote our culture and our country. Dante is...

Gabriel Feltz, Chief Conductor Of The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra

Society Is Sick Of Isolation

He is ‘Generalmusikdirector’ of the Dortmund Opera and the Chief Conductor of the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, while for...

Ilija Cerović, Acting Director Of Serbian Television And Editor-in-chief Of The RTS Education And Science Programme

We Achieved The Impossible!

We learned on the go, overcame obstacles, improved distance learning and all with tremendous support from teams of...

Petar ‘Peca’ Popović, Rock Music Critic, Writer

The Beatles Changed The World Without Firing A Shot

His biography confirms him as one of the greatest authority on rock ‘n’ roll in the former Yugoslavia,...

Želimir Žilnik, Film Director, Screenwriter And President Of The Martovski Festival Jury

I Don’t Skip “March”

Without the Martovski festival , for all these decades, the domestic film scene wouldn’t only have been poorer,...

Radmila Petrović, Poet

Woman In Love Is More Dangerous Than A NATO Tank

She was a child who desired success, and her teacher kept telling her ‘we’ll see how long you’ll...

Serbia To Celebrate The EU Green Week

Serbia is celebrating the EU Green Week again this year, with a set of events that brings together hundreds...

Elon Musk Reclaims Title Of World’s Richest Person

Elon Musk is once again the world’s richest person after leapfrogging French billionaire Bernard Arnault, after a slump in the...

Argentina’s Candidate Wins Vote To Lead UN Weather Agency

 Argentina's Celeste Saulo was appointed to head the U.N. weather agency on Thursday, a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) spokesperson...

Sweden Likely To Becoming First Smoke-free Country

Sweden has the lowest smoking rate in the European Union, and is likely to be declared a "smoke-free" country...

Serbia’s Foreign Trade In goods In The First 4 Months Was 21.94 Billion Euros

Serbia's total foreign trade in goods for the period January-April this year amounted to 23,632.9 million dollars (23.6 billion...