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Гујон: Важно очување културног идентитета Срба

Директор Управе за сарадњу с дијаспором и Србима у региону Арно Гујон изјавио је данас у Подгорици да је важно очување културног идентитета Срба, као и економско повезивање дијаспоре и матице. Гујон је након разговора са предсједником Српског националног савјета Црне Горе Момчилом Вуксановићем истакао да су Срби који живе ван матице веома важан ресурс…

Vučić Received Young Athletes from Srpska, Diaspora and Kosmet

The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, received today young athletes from Kosovo and Metohija, Republic of Srpska and the diaspora. The young athletes are taking part in the Serbia Is Calling You 2021 camp. There are 214 boys and girls participating in the camp. Camp participants gave Vučić a T-shirt with all their signatures and a painting of old Belgrade. Source and photo: RTRS

Key Role of SOC in Relations between Serbs in the World and Motherland

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, spoke with the director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, about projects that promote cooperation and ties between Serbs in the world, the region and the motherland. At the meeting held yesterday in the Patriarchate in Belgrade, the Patriarch expressed satisfaction that the Serbian Orthodox Church played

Investors Lured by Geostrategic Position and Business Climate - Laktaši in RS Municipalities and Cities Scanning Project

We are continuing the project of RS municipalities and cities scanning, implemented by the eKapija business portal in cooperation with the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, with the presentation of economic and development potentials of Laktaši. After Trebinje, Sokolac, Gradiška, Petrovo, Milići, Zvornik, also the municipality of Laktaši has obtained a digital, economic ID card including and presenting its infrastructure projects, as well as agricultural, forest,

Filipović: Possible Business Cooperation with Austrian Partners

The Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria, Mladen Filipović, talked with the head of the municipality of Mrkonjić Grad, Dragan Vođević, about the possibility of cooperation between business entities from this local community and partners from Austria. Filipović also spoke with businessmen – it was concluded that they had something to offer to the Austrian market. Source and photo: RTRS

KOŠARAC COMMENDS ACTIVITIES OF SRPSKA REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN VIENNA

The Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations in the Council of Ministers, Staša Košarac, noted that activities of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Vienna and their continuous efforts to promote Srpska’s economic, business and cultural potentials were recognizable, thus contributing to strengthening economic ties and increasing foreign trade between BiH and Austria. – The Republic of Srpska Representation in Vienna best contributes to the improvement of economic ties between Srpska and Austria, and to connecting domestic and Austrian businessmen. Special importance lies with the segment of connecting the institutions of the Republic of Srpska and Austria, and promotion and presence of domestic products at the Austrian market – said Košarac, currently on a two-day visit to Vienna, after meeting with the head of the Republic of Srpska Representation in Austria, Mladen Filipović.

Gold Medal for Serbian Heritage Academy of Canada

As a special envoy of President Aleksandar Vučić, the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Canada, Dejan Ralević, presented the Gold Medal to the Serbian Heritage Academy of Canada, which this year marks 40 years of existence. On that occasion, the Consulate General in Toronto organized a ceremony in accordance with the prescribed measures for protection against the coronavirus. The awarding was also attended by the Consul General of Serbia in Toronto

About 400,000 Serbs Have Title to Property in FBiH; Campaign in Diaspora Soon

Serbian Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region will soon launch an institutional, media and social media campaign to help institutions of the Republic of Srpska protect the property of Serbs in the Federation of BiH. About 400,000 Serbs have title to real estate in the Federation of BiH, and this topic was discussed today at a conference in Belgrade,

KUSTURICA AT WORLD FOLKLORIADA IN BASHKIRIA

Director Emir Kusturica and his No Smoking Orchestra performed as special guests at the closing ceremony of the 6th CIOFF World Folkloriada, which was held for the first time in Russia, in the Republic of Bashkiria. The organizers remind that this was Kusturica’s second visit to Bashkiria, and that he previously performed at the Heart of Eurasia festival in 2019 and met with

THIS YEAR’S TESLA GLOBAL FORUM 2021 CEREMONIALLY OPENED AND WHITE DOVE AND TESLA SILVER COIN PRESENTED

The 9th Tesla Global Forum 2021 festival was opened yesterday in the ceremonial hall of the Matica Srpska library, in Matica Srpska in Novi Sad. The ninth Tesla Global Forum 2021 festival lasts from 9 to 12 July and is dedicated to popularizing the scientific, inventive, educational, cultural and spiritual heritage of Nikola Tesla. The Tesla Global Forum Association brings together also this year students

SEVENTH SESSION OF COMMITTEE ON DIASPORA AND SERBS IN THE REGION HELD IN BELGRADE

Acting Director of the Republic Secretariat for Displaced Persons and Migration, Ljubo Ninković, attended the 7th session of the Committee on the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region in Belgrade, where the Commission for Missing Persons of the Government of the Republic of Serbia presented activities to resolve the issue of persons gone missing in armed conflicts in the territory of the former SFRY. At the very beginning of the meeting, the Chairman

SERBIAN YOUTH AND BALKAN STUDENTS SUMMIT – STRENGTHEN INTEGRATION

The ties of young Serbs from the region with Serbia should be strengthened, and conditions should be provided for youth to remain in their countries and return to them, stated the Summit of Serbian Youth and Students of the Balkans currently held in Belgrade. Under the slogan Synergy as the key to success, 300 participants gathered from Serbia, Srpska and Montenegro. The summit is

PREPARATIONS FOR DAYS OF SRPSKA IN SERBIA STARTED

Preparations for this year’s traditional event Days of Srpska in Serbia, planned to take place in the first half of September, have started with today’s meeting between the Minister of European Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Srpska, Zlatan Klokić, and the head of Srpska Representative Office, Mlađen Cicović. The meeting was held at the Republic of Srpska Representation in Belgrade, and interlocutors expressed the expectation that

PEROVIĆ: INTENSIVE NEGOTIATIONS ON REMAINING VACCINES FOR SRPSKA

The second component of the Sputnik vaccine will arrive in Srpska by the end of July, announced the head of Srpska’s Representative Office in Moscow, Duško Perović. Perović says that the remaining vaccines have been delayed due to the mass vaccination of population in Russia, and that intensive negotiations are underway for Srpska to receive the remaining vaccines as soon as possible. – There still has not been 90 days since the dose that

CICOVIĆ: OUR OBLIGATION IS TO TELL ONLY TRUTH

At the forum on Deconstructing the myths about Sarajevo coexistence and Srebrenica genocide, the head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović, said that there would always be people preparing new conflicts, wars and victims by presenting and placing their lies and deceptions, but that it was an obligation of the Serbian people to tell only the truth and thus contribute to reconciliation and peace.

SERBIAN UNIFORM EXHIBITED IN THESSALONIKI MILITARY MUSEUM

Owing to the engagement of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office and with a generous donation of Draško Višić from Banja Luka, a uniform of a Serbian soldier from the First World War has been displayed in a Greek museum for the first time. A Serbian soldier’s uniform, a Serbian flag, and a water bottle from the First World War have been displayed for the first time in the exhibition space of the Military Museum in Thessaloniki, in the personal exhibition space of retired colonel pharmacist Vasilis Nikoltsios.

BELGRADE-MOSCOW FLIGHT EIGHT TIMES A WEEK

The national airline Air Serbia announced introduction of an additional flight to Moscow, starting from Monday, 5 July, due to the great interest of passengers. Thus, the total number of flights between the two capitals will increase from seven to eight a week. Source and photo: SRNA

DODIK AWARDED ORDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

The Order of the Republic of Serbia on a large necklace was awarded to the Serb member and Chairman of the Presidency of BiH, Milorad Dodik. Dodik was awarded the Order by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić. – A sleepless night is behind me, because the joy of the decoration is not small. I will wear it with pride, as a member of the same people from the Republic of Srpska. Together with Vučić, we have built Serbia, but also the Republic of Srpska

CHICAGO MAYOR PROCLAIMED VIDOVDAN A CITY HOLIDAY

The Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, proclaimed Vidovdan a holiday of the city of Chicago. She made such a decision considering the fact that the city of Chicago has one of the largest Serbian-American communities in the United States, reads the official proclamation of the mayor published on Serbian Mirror. Such a decision was made also because Serbian emigrants have been settling in Chicago since the 1880s

BALKANIST NOTES PRESENTED IN BANJA LUKA

Author Oleg Bondarenko presented the book Balkanist Notes to Banja Luka audience. The book consists of the texts published on the Balkanist portal, dealing with Serbian-Russian relations in recent times. The best texts, as selected by the author of the collection, are dominated by topics in the fields of history, politics, culture, religion and everyday life. – First of all, we are dealing with considering Russian-Serbian relations in the political, economic, business, cultural and other contexts – said Bondarenko.

CICOVIĆ: SERBIAN PEOPLE TO FUNCTION IN A SINGLE ETHNIC SPACE

Relations between Serbia and Republic of Srpska are currently at the highest possible level and provide a realistic basis for pursuing a goal that will ensure that the Serbian people function in a single cultural and ethnic space, and freely inherit everything that characterizes it, said for Srna the director of the Representative Office of Srpska in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović.

TREBINJE PRESENTED TOURISM PRODUCTS IN BELGRADE

Trebinje presented its tourism products at ten standard stands in Knez Mihailova Street in downtown Belgrade, where Belgradians and foreign tourists had the opportunity to taste the famous Herzegovinian specialties, wines and brandies. Performance of a mix of traditional Herzegovinian dances and songs by the Cultural and Artistic Society Alat Swisslion attracted attention, and the stands presented the City of Trebinje, the Museum of Herzegovina, Herzegovina House, wines from six wineries, restaurants, City of the Sun Aqua Park, tourism organizations and producers of honey and medicinal herbs.

LOVE FOR CYRILLIC FILLING AMPHITHEATERS IN ATHENS

The language, literature and culture of the Serbian people have become very popular among Greeks, whose youth is increasingly choosing to study Serbian, which, they say, is very different from Greek, and yet, on the other hand, also similar. The study of Serbian language and literature has been available to students in Greece at the National and Kapodistrian University in

DECADE BEHIND, CENTURIES IN FRONT OF PROSVJETA VIENNA

The first branch of Diaspora Prosvjeta was established in Vienna on 21 May 2011. After Vienna, committees were established in Zurich, Paris, Stuttgart, and the network continues to expand. From 2011 until today, Prosvjeta Vienna has been actively working to improve the position of Serbs in Austria, as well as to promote Serbian interests through numerous projects and activities.

SERBIA, SRPSKA AND SOC GUARDIANS OF SERBIAN IDENTITY

Serbia, Republic of Srpska, Serbian Orthodox Church and family are the main guardians of Serbian identity, noted a public discussion held in Belgrade which presented a collection of papers from a scientific gathering on this issue. The discussion was organized by Prosvjeta Belgrade, with the support of the Representative Office of Srpska in Serbia. There is not a single segment of Serbian social and spiritual life, which is not the target of attacks

MEETING WITH DIRECTOR OF THE MUSEUM OF BYZANTINE CULTURE DR AGATHONIKI TSILIPAKOU

The Director of the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Dr Agathoniki Tsilipakou, visited the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece, where she met with the Head of the Office, Jelena Jovanović. During the meeting, Ms. Tsilipakou noted the cultural, artistic, historical and scientific value of the Museum of Byzantine Culture for both Thessaloniki and the region, emphasizing the rare treasures of this

CONCERT ON THE OCCASION OF THE 700TH ANNIVERSARY OF GRAČANICA MONASTERY

A solemn concert was held in the House of Culture in Gračanica on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the Gračanica Monastery, the endowment of King Milutin. Performers at the concert were students of Music Schools from Stanišor in the municipalities of Gjilan and Gračanica, the Simonida Choir from Gračanica and choir from Kosovska Mitrovica. Deacon Bratislav Bogdanović told Srna that this jubilee of the monastery was one of the most important

THE BOOK GREECE: WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE, CREATION OF THE STATE AND REBIRTH OF THE NATION PRESENTED IN BELGRADE

The book Greece: War for Independence, Creation of the State and Rebirth of the Nation by the Ambassador of Serbia to Athens, Dušan Spasojević, was presented in Belgrade. This is the first book in Serbian which deals with the topic of contemporary Greece, the foundations on which the modern Greek state was established and the national identity of modern Greeks was created. Ambassador Spasojević’s book places special emphasis on the suffering of Serbs

SRPSKA BRANDS AT THE FOOD EXPO – GREECE DIGITAL FAIR IN GREECE

Food Expo – Greece Digital, the leading food and beverage fair in Southeast Europe, started yesterday and will last until 18 June. Banja Luka Brewery and Herzegovina House will be presented at the fair with the support of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece. Together with over 600 exhibitors from around the world, the companies will have the opportunity to establish contact with

ANNOUNCED TWINNING OF THE CITIES OF ZVORNIK AND DRAMA

The Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece, Jelena Jovanović, visited the city of Drama, one of the most important and largest cities in northern Greece, where she met with the Mayor, Christos Mamsakos, and deputy mayor for cultural affairs, Lefteris Kalinikidis. The meeting and tour of the city of Drama was followed by a press conference where twinning of the city of Zvornik

ON OPENING KRAJINA AND HERZEGOVINA HOUSES IN BELGRADE

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Srpska, Boris Pašalić, and Chairman of the Banja Luka City Assembly, Mladen Ilić, met in Belgrade with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Serbia, Branislav Nedimović, the Chairman of the Belgrade City Assembly, Nikola Nikodijević, and the Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesić. The topic of the meeting was opening of the Krajina and Herzegovina Houses in Belgrade. – The Republic of Srpska

CICOVIĆ: IMPORTANT JOINT FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

Since yesterday, all citizens of the Republic of Srpska and Federation of BiH can be vaccinated anywhere and anytime in Serbia free of charge, and receive a certificate, just like the citizens of Serbia. The head of the Republic of Srpska in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović, told RTRS that yesterday already a large number of citizens responded to the invitation of Serbian President, Aleksandar Vučić. – This news is

DELEGATION OF SRPSKA AND SERBIA ON THE PROBLEM OF SERBIAN RETURNEES TO BOSANSKI PETROVAC

Delegations of the Republic of Srpska and Serbia visited the municipality of Bosanski Petrovac. The topic of the meeting was problems of Serb returnees to this Federation municipality. New funds for assistance have been provided by the Republic of Srpska, and assistance will also come from Serbia in the coming period. The Government of the Republic of Srpska has provided BAM 100,000 to solve the problem of infrastructure in Serb returnee settlements in

PEROVIĆ: CITIZENS OF SRPSKA NEED NOT FEAR, SPUTNIK V WILL ARRIVE ON TIME

The arrival of a new contingent of Russian vaccines was confirmed by Duško Perović, head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Moscow, who pointed out that the arrival of 25,000 doses of the first component and the same quantity of the second component of Sputnik V had been announced. He noted that RS citizens needed not fear, because sufficient doses of the second component of the Russian vaccine needed for revaccination would arrive

STUDENTS IN SLOVENIA TO LAUNCH PETITION – GOAL TO REACH CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Adoption of amendments to the Law on Foreigners has faced foreign students in Slovenia, including BiH citizens, with a major problem. Namely, according to the amendment adopted in March, foreign students must prove existence of financial resources in the amount of EUR 5,000 in order to obtain residence permit in Slovenia. – This is not good only for new students who

Support for Strengthening the Cooperation with Market in Austria

To intensify the presence of businessmen from Srpska in Austria, the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in that country organizes trainings and consultations with businessmen and representatives of local communities in the Republic of Srpska, as a form of support to domestic export-oriented companies, said Mladen Filipović.

Books from Republic of Srpska from now on in Višnjićevo and Šid libraries

A delegation of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, led by Mlađen Cicović, the head of the Representation, visited today the municipality of Šid and libraries in Višnjićevo and Šid and delivered books by authors and publishers from the Republic of Srpska. The delegation of the Representation was welcomed in Višnjićevo by Tihomir Stamenković, the president of Šid Municipal Assembly, and Gordana Škorić, the president of the women’s association Filip Višnjić. After the delivery of the books

15 Scholarships in Greece for Students from Srpska

The head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Greece, Jelena Jovanović, and the president of City College in Thessaloniki, Yannis Ververidis, signed today a protocol on cooperation providing for 15 scholarships for students from the Republic of Srpska at City College, York University Europe Campus. Five scholarships covering 50 percent of the tuition, are provided for undergraduate studies, master studies and MBA (MasterofBusinessadministration)

Romanija Association Founded in Belgrade

The homeland association Romanija was founded today in Belgrade, with the goal of preserving identity, maintaining closest possible ties with the homeland, and affirming economic, cultural and all other relations between the Republic of Srpska and Serbia. The association gathers the people originally from Sokolac, Han Pjesak, Rogatica and Pale, but it is also open to others of

DODIK FROM ATHENS: SERBS AND GREEKS WANT TO PROMOTE AND SPREAD PEACE (PHOTO)

During his visit to Greece, the Serb member and chairman of the Presidency of BiH, Milorad Dodik, said for RTRS that Serbs and Greeks wanted to promote and spread peace in the future. After a meeting with the President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, and the Speaker of the Parliament, Konstantinos Tassoulas, Dodik said that Greece was oriented towards supporting BiH’s European path. - the main topic

Actors Presented Game for Children That Encourages Learning Serbian Language and Culture

The director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon, received actors Nenad Okanović, Darko Apostolović and Bojan Ivković, who presented their project, the play Luedu - Learn, Man, which encourages learning and intellectual development of children as well as adults through fun and socializing. The questions are selected according to age and areas

Fraternal Serbian Houses from Podgorica and Banja Luka

A delegation of the Serbian House from Podgorica visited Banja Luka. They spoke about strengthening spiritual, national and cultural identity with the President of the Parliament, Nedeljko Čubrilović, and the President of the Academy of Sciences and Arts, Rajko Kuzmanović. They also visited the Republic of Srpska Writers Association. The solid foundations of the Serbian people should be an imperative for Serbs, wherever they are. The delegation from Podgorica talked with the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska about joint promotion of culture and tradition.

Petričević and Atanasković in Belgrade: Continue Implementation of Joint Projects

The Minister of Economy and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Srpska, Vjekoslav Petričević, and Minister of Economy of Serbia, Anđelka Atanasković, agreed in Belgrade to work intensively in the coming period to implement previously agreed projects. Petričević noted that the discussion covered projects related to Podrinje and formation of industrial zones, and added that

RTRS to Premiere Film Guardian of Honor and Pride - Đorđe Mihailović on 1 May at 21.00

The documentary The Guardian of Honor and Pride - Đorđe Mihailović will premiere on Radio Television of the Republic of Srpska on 1 May, the day when Mihailović, who had dedicated his life to guarding the Serbian World War I military cemetery in Zeitenlik, Greece, celebrates his 93rd birthday. The film will be shown at 21.00 hrs. The 25-minute film was shot by the

SAVA: Serbian Americans are Politically Invisible in America

The Serbian community hardly participates in American political life at all and it has no understanding of how the political process works, evaluated the Advisory Board of the first political organization of Serbs in the USA, the Serbian-American Voters Alliance /SAVA/, at a webinar /internet video conference/. At the video gathering that presented the principles, mission and goals of this organization of the Serbian-American community, it was pointed out that Serbian Americans...

Gouillon: Serbia is Truthful about Endangered Serbian Population and Churches

The Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region of the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arnaud Gouillon, said that the fact that Europa Nostra had included Visoki Dečani among the most endangered heritage meant that Serbia, the Eparchy of Raška and Prizren and humanitarian organizations had been telling the truth about the Serbian population and churches in Kosmet. - This means that

Gouillon: After 20 Years, Children to Learn Serbian in Russia from Autumn

More than 100 Serbian children will attend supplementary schools to be opened in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi in September, said the Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon. He notes that this is an outcome of his seven-day visit to Russia, which kick-started the affairs after more than two decades

Easter Customs – Ours and Throughout the World – New Competition for Pupils

Easter customs – ours and throughout the world is a new art and video competition announced as part of extracurricular activities. It was announced by the teachers of the Serbian Supplementary School in Berlin, Marija Aleksić and Mirjana Stefanović, within supplementary classes in the Serbian language in Berlin. The competition is open until 27 April to all pupils

Gouillon with Serbian Diaspora in Russia

Supplementary schools of the Serbian language, to be attended by Serbian children living in Russia, should start operating in September in three Russian cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi, Arnaud Gouillon, Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, told Sputnik, during his six-day visit to Russia with a delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Tribute to the Legendary Keeper of Zeitenlik

The Minister of European Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Srpska Zlatan Klokić told Srna that 1 May should see the premiere of a documentary entitled The Guardian of Honor and Pride, dedicated to Đorđe Mihailović, the legendary keeper and guide of the Serbian military cemetery Zeitenlik in Thessaloniki. Klokić said that Đorđe Mihailović was a very important historical figure ...

Support to Export-Oriented Companies from Srpska

The Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Austria organized a training for representatives of companies from Srpska to discuss the possibility of establishing and improving business cooperation at the Austrian market. The training, organized via the Zoom internet platform, gathered more than 30 companies with the main objective to support business entities from the Republic of Srpska which are export-oriented

"Serbs for Serbs" Collected About EUR 1.5 Million in Donations Last Year

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the charity organization Serbs for Serbs gathered about 40,000 donors around the world last year and collected 1,422,265 euros in donations. In 2020, the organization delivered aid for 205 families with 643 children. According to its annual report, the organization implemented twelve large projects to help communities and organized 136 humanitarian events.

Invitation to Online Training: How to Achieve Business Cooperation and Increase Exports to the Republic of Austria

As part of measures to support the economy of the Republic of Srpska and to overcome the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria will organize a series of interactive online trainings (via the online platform Zoom) in 2021 intended for economic entities from the Republic of Srpska on the manner and methods of achieving business cooperation and receiving support for exports.

Gouillon: Serbs in the region do not enjoy respect they deserve

There are 1.6 million Serbs in the region and ‘as many reasons for the region to say “thank you” - for tolerance, work, cultural and economic contribution,’ said today the Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region, Arnaud Gouillon.

Srpska’s Promotional Video Won Third Prize in Japan

Tourism promotional video ‘Nothing much, but much more’ of the Tourist Organization of the Republic of Srpska won third prize in the category of best tourist destinations and regions at the prestigious Japanese World’s Tourism Film Festival. The Ambassador of BiH to Japan, Siniša Berjan, accepted the award on behalf of Srpska’s Tourist Organization

Perović: Srpska Chooses Russian Vaccine and Gas

The Republic of Srpska chooses Russian vaccine and gas, and plans to gasify its entire territory as part of the implementation of the Balkan Stream project, said the Head of Srpska’s Representative Office in Russia, Duško Perović. Perović remarked that relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Srpska were excellent, that Srpska was loved in Russia.

HAPPY MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY

On 21 February, the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region launched a campaign for the preservation of the Serbian language, on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day. Several videos featuring Serbs from all over Serbia, from Kosovo and Metohija to Vojvodina, from wider region - Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, as well as from the diaspora.

Jovanović-Gouillon: Preserve Cultural and National Independence of the Serbian People

The Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Thessaloniki, Jelena Jovanović, and the Acting Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Arnaud Gouillon, held an online meeting today. Gouillon said that they discussed the way Greece coordinated activities with its large and well-organized diaspora. - In the coming period

FILIPOVIĆ: QUALITY OF REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA PRODUCTS RECOGNIZED IN AUSTRIA

Like other European countries, Austria is facing certain challenges and increased unemployment despite the measures of support of the Austrian government, says Mladen Filipović, Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Austria, in an interview. Filipović added that most challenges lay in the tourism and hospitality sector, which naturally affected also the employment of citizens from the Republic of Srpska.

Agreement Concluded between the University of Banja Luka and Towson University from USA

The University of Banja Luka signed an Agreement on Cooperation and Academic Exchanges with Towson University from the United States of America. The agreement stipulates that the contracting parties will work together on promoting educational and academic exchanges, academic information materials and publications, and encourage mutual educational visits. This agreement was concluded at the initiative of Bojan Vujić, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States of America (USA

Ravasi: Sava Will Lobby for Serbian Interests

The first political organization of Serbs in the USA, the Serbian American Voters Alliance Sava, aims to lobby for Serbian interests and find American politicians who will be friendly disposed towards the interests of the Serbian-American diaspora, said the president and founder of this newly founded organization, Olga Ravasi.

Association of Serbs "Mihajlo Pupin" Founded in Norway

In the Norwegian city of Fredrikstad, another Serbian organization was founded in December – the Association of Serbs and Friends in Norway Viken Mihajlo Pupin. As the founders point out, the organization is voluntary, non-political and independent, and aims to nurture Serbian tradition and culture.

Bećković Awarded Prosvjeta’s Saint Sava Charter

The Saint Sava Charter of the Serbian Educational and Cultural Association Prosvjeta from Belgrade was presented today to academician Matija Bećković. President of the Belgrade SECA Prosvjeta, Milimir Mučibabić, presented the Charter to the laureate, noting that Bećković’s poetry figured in these turbulent times as an encouragement and a signpost.

Children from Srpska and Diaspora Recorded Song on Nurturing Serbian Language

In honor of the Serbian illuminator Saint Sava, children from the diaspora and the region recorded the song and video entitled Negujmo Srpski Jezik (Let’s nurture the Serbian language), announced today the Office for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. Recording of the song involved children from the Republic of Srpska, as well as children of Serbian origin from Denmark, France, Italy and Slovenia. All was realized thanks to the Children’s Cultural Center Belgrade and the Association of Music Teachers of Serbia, through implementation of the project Children to Serbia. Music teacher and co-author of the project, Aleksandra Stanković, said that the Children to Serbia project included Serbian children from the region and the diaspora, united in choral singing with their peers from Serbia. - At the time of the Covid 19 pandemic, when schools were closed throughout Europe and the region, ten children with teachers from Serbian supplementary schools in Denmark, France, Italy, Slovenia

Monument to Stefan Nemanja Unveiled in Belgrade

A monument to the founder of the Serbian medieval state, Stefan Nemanja, was ceremoniously unveiled on Sava Square in Belgrade. The solemn unveiling was attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, Chairman and Serb member of BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik, Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska Radovan Višković and President of the NARS Nedelјko Čubrilović. The bronze monument is the work of the famous Russian sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov. Its height is 23.5 meters above ground

Ambassador Đurić Participated in Vidovdan Summit of Serbian Diaspora Leaders – Horizon 2050

The Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the USA, Marko Đurić, took part in the second virtual gathering of Serbian organizations and influential individuals from the US, the Vidovdan Summit of Serbian Diaspora Leaders – Horizon 2050. In his keynote address, Ambassador Đurić presented the priorities of the Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the US, particularly expressing readiness to intensify cooperation with the diaspora, which, according to him, is a generator

Mlađen Cicović with Milica Marković on Promoting Republic of Srpska Investment Potentials in Serbia

The director of the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of BiH, Milica Marković, said today in Belgrade that it was in the interest of both BiH and Serbia to proceed with assistance, investments and other economic cooperation. After the meeting with the head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović, Marković emphasized the importance of promoting the investment potentials of BiH and Republic of Srpska, as well as cooperation with Serbia.

Mayor of Knin: I Will Invite Serbs to Return, this is Their City Too

The mayor of Knin, Marko Jelić, said that he would continue inviting the exiled Serbs to return to Knin, because this was their city. He added that he had grown up and spent time in his childhood with many exiled Serbs, who were now already middle-aged people. Jelić underlines his excellent cooperation, as he says, with the Serbian Orthodox Church

Perović: Sputnik Vaccine Might Reach Srpska Next Week

The Russian vaccine Sputnik might arrive in the Republic of Srpska already next week. Srpska has submitted all the necessary documents, and the transport is ready, now everything depends on the Russian Direct Investment Fund. This was stated for Nezavisne by Duško Perović, Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Moscow, who pointed out that it was out of Srpska’s hands now, and everything depended on the Russian Fund with which the Republic of Srpska

Online conference held: Tesla – diaspora icon

Due to the current epidemiological situation, the traditional annual conference dedicated to Nikola Tesla, organized by the Tesla Science Foundation (TSF) from Philadelphia was held online this year, on 16 January 2021. Olgica Vlačić, Consul at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in New York delivered keynote address.

SYDNEY: SERBIAN STATEHOOD DAY INSTEAD OF FESTIVAL

For the first time since holding of the Serbian Festival in Sydney began in 2013, this most popular and most visited event of the Serbian community on the Fifth Continent will not be held. What has been suspected for some time and rumoured about within the Serbian community, was confirmed by members of the New South Wales branch of SOYA (Serbian Orthodox Youth of Australia) by a post on the Festival’s social media pages.

DAY OF THE CROSS AND EPIPHANY WILL BE MARKED ALSO IN FLORIDA

The Day of the Cross and the Epiphany are also prayerfully celebrated in Florida, in North Port. The Serbs there, gathered around the Church and School Municipality of St. Sava, are diligent in preserving tradition and culture. North Port, with almost 60,000 inhabitants, also boasts a Serbian community. The settlement of Serbs began before 1914 and between and after the two great world wars.

SERBIAN NEW YEAR CONCERT IN VIENNA CANCELED, BUT "LET’S RENEW THE SANCTITIES" ACTION STARTS

At the end of last year, the management of the Board of Prosvjeta in Vienna decided to move the jubilean, tenth Prosvjeta’s Serbian New Year concert in Vienna to next year. Although the program was ready, as were prominent Serbian and international artists, the circumstances did not allow the celebratory concert to be held. ‘We are all sad, a lot of work was invested in the preparation.

SERBIA ELIMINATED PCR TEST REQUIREMENT FOR RESIDENTS OF COUNTRIES OF THE REGION

The Border Police was notified by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia about new instructions for persons entering Serbia from countries affected by the coronavirus epidemic, which will enter into force on 14 January 2021. The citizens of BiH, Albania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Montenegro are allowed to enter Serbia without a PCR test, the BiH Border Police announced.

DAY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA MARKED ALSO IN CANADA

Дан Републике Српске обиљежен је и у Канади. Прву виртуелну прославу поводом 9. јануара организовао је Канадско-српски савез. Ова кровна организација канадских Срба упутила је честитке званичницима Српске, вјерујућем народу, и свимa онима који желе напредак Републици Српској. Ма гдје били и под чијом год заставом живјели, српска тробојка им је у срцу, а рођендан…

STOILKOVIĆ: SAINT-SAVAISM DEFINES IDENTITY OF SERBS WHEREVER THEY LIVE

Срби у Сјеверној Македонији и ове године ће од 25. до 27. јануара достојанствено обиљежити свој национални празник – Дан Светог Саве, јер је Светосавље оно што одређује идентитет Срба и повезује их на свим просторима на којима живе, изјавио је Срни предсједник Демократске партије Срба у Сјеверној Македонији Иван Стоилковић. Стоилковић, који је посланик…

GOUILLON: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA

Acting Director of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region Arnaud Gouillon congratulated the Day of the Republic of Srpska. – Happy birthday, dear Republic of Srpska! I wish all Serbs west of the Drina a happy Day of the Republic of Srpska, and all of you celebrating the Holy Archdeacon Stephen today, a happy slava! – Gouillon wrote on Twitter.

CICOVIĆ: 9 JANUARY – SYMBOL OF SERBIAN PEOPLE’S DETERMINATION TO LIVE IN FREEDOM

The head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office in Serbia, Mlađen Cicović, told Srna that the Day of the Republic of Srpska was celebrated not only as the date of birth of the Republic of the Serbian people in BiH, but also as a symbol of the Serbian people’s determination to live in freedom in an orderly society.

REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA DAY MARKED IN WASHINGTON

BiH Ambassador to Washington Bojan Vujić and Head of the Republic of Srpska Representative Office Obrad Kesić marked the Day of the Republic of Srpska by attending the Divine Liturgy of the Holy Martyr Stephen with the parishioners of St. Luke Church in Washington.  

SRPSKA’S REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN GREECE MARKED THE DAY OF THE REPUBLIC

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the fashion of marking the Day of the Republic of Srpska, but not the significance the Day of the Republic has for our people in the diaspora.

Фестивал фолклора Срба из региона одржан у онлајн формату

Шести Фестивал фолклора Срба из региона, у организацији Завичајног удружења „Сава Мркаљ” из Новог Сада, ове године је одржан у онлајн формату. Премијерним приказивањем на „Јутјуб” платформи и „Фејсбук” страници тог удружења, приказане су игре, пјесме и обичаји с Кордуна, из Лике, с Грмеча, из Црне Горе, с Косова и Метохије, из Дубичког Поткозарја, Куманова…

Лауреатима уручене награде „Извор“

Лауреат овогодишње награде „Извор“ за најљепшу причу о завичају је Жељка Башановић Марковић из Београда, а за најљепшу пјесму о завичају Миленко Шарац из Пљеваља, саопштено је данас у Представништву Републике Српске у Србије. Марковићевој је припало признање за причу „Земља“, а Шарцу за пјесму „Сонет о одласку“. Шеф Представништва Републике Српске у Србији Млађен…

Информације за стране држављане у Русији

У Санкт Петербургу је 8. децембра 2020. године одржан округли сто о питањима удобног и сигурног боравка туриста у Санкт Петербургу. Организатори оклуглог стола су Комитет за развој туризма Санкт Петербурга и Санкт Петербуршка државна буџетска институција „Градски туристичко информативни биро“. Догађај је био организован уз подршку Комитета за спољне односе Санкт Петербурга. У овом…

Одржан вебинар за компаније из Републике Српске

Представништво Републике Српске у Републици Аустрији организовало је данас вебинар у сарадњи са Иновационим центром Бања Лука на тему „Подршка извозно оријентисаним компанијама из Републике Српске“. Младен Филиповић, шеф представништва Републике Српске у Аустрији, говорио је о програмима који су на располагању компанијама у Републици Српској за подршку извозним активностима и приступу аустријском тржишту. На…

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