History

  • Southern Slavic identity through the art of Ivan Mestrovic

    by - Sep 17, 2014
    Croatian sculptor, architect and a poet Ivan Mestrovic (1883-1962) was born in Dalmatia while Austro-Hungary was still holding a firm grip over much of the Balkans. His talent was discovered at the age of sixteen, by...
  • Smederevo – the last medieval capital of Serbia

    by - Sep 11, 2014
    Although Smederevo is attractive and strategically important spot at the right Danube bank populated ever since the 1st ct. BC, the city of Smederevo as we know it today originates in the Middle Ages. It was...
  • Ljubomir Micic – The father of Zenitism and the Balkan Barbarogenius

    by - Sep 10, 2014
    Ljubomir Micic (1895-1971) was an avant-garde artist with an unbearable temper which filled his life with conflicts. Born to a Serbian family in Sosice, Austro-Hungary (nowadays Croatia) he attended the Lyceum in Zagreb where he started...
  • Serbian 18th century vampires – a fuel for the European vampire craze

    by - Sep 8, 2014
    While the neighboring Romania rightfully enjoys the world’s recognition as the “vampire capital”, Serbia is endowed with some of the earliest legal cases of vampirism. In the first half on 18th century, when many Serbian areas...
  • 1848 Congress of the Slavs in Prague

    by - Jul 27, 2014
    1848 Congress of the Slavs in Prague, organized June 2-12, meant as a manifestation of power, unity and vigilance of the Slavs, endangered in their existence by the plans of unification of Germany and nationalistic policy...
  • Kievan Rus Park

    by - Jul 24, 2014
    The number of people interested in Ancient Slavs and their culture has been growing in the last few years, especially in Ukraine. One of the results of this renewed interest is the construction of a very...
  • Khortytsia and the Slavs

    by - Jul 14, 2014
    Khortytsia is an island on the river Dnieper. Today it’s a part of a Ukrainian city Zaporizhzhya. Several hundreds of years ago, the island was the capital of the Zaporizhian Sich, a historical territory populated by...
  • Slavic Warriors

    by - Jul 9, 2014
    As a nation, the Slavs were famous for many things. One of them was the fabled Slavic warriors. Their strength and deeds were so great, that they were indeed immortalized in fables that are told to...
  • Origin of the Word Slavs

    by - Jul 2, 2014
    Everyone knows who Slavs are, though, the origin of the word Slavs is shrouded in mystery. There are several theories that explain how this term came into being, but neither of them has been proven 100%...
  • Moscow in the 23rd Century

    by - Jul 1, 2014
    In 1914, prior to the Communist revolution, several postcards were made depicting how Moscow would have looked like in the future, still under monarchical rule. The postcards depict daily life in different parts of the city,...
  • The Russian Empire in Color by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky

    by - Jun 29, 2014
    Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky was a photographer who’s experience in chemistry created one of the earliest techniques of color photography, which he used to document the scope of the Russian empire prior to the revolution, giving us...
  • June 25 – Day of Friendship and Unity of the Slavs

    by - Jun 25, 2014
    Slavs throughout the world June 25 as the Day of Friendship and Unity of the Slavic people. But the holiday is especially popular in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. This truly people’s holiday originates from common roots,...