One of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vinča culture, evolved within the Belgrade area in the 6th millennium BC. In antiquity, Thraco-Dacians inhabited the region, and after 279 BC Celts conquered the city, naming it Singidūn. It was conquered by the Romans during the reign of Augustus, and awarded city rights in the mid-2nd century. It was settled by the Slavs in the 520s, and changed hands several times between the Byzantine Empire, Frankish Empire, Bulgarian Empire and Kingdom of Hungary before it became the capital of Serbian kingStephen Dragutin (1282–1316). In 1521, Belgrade was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and became the seat of the Sanjak of Smederevo. It frequently passed from Ottoman to Habsburg rule, which saw the destruction of most of the city during the Austro-Ottoman wars. Belgrade was again named the capital of Serbia in 1841. Northern Belgrade remained the southernmost Habsburg post until 1918, when the city was reunited. As a strategic location, the city was battled over in 115 wars and razed to the ground 44 times. Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia (in various forms of governments) from its creation in 1918, to its final dissolution in 2006.
As the first feature documentary film about Belgrade, it presents the Serbian capital through the eyes of its inhabitants, presenting the history, culture, food and nightlife of the city. The film is presented in English and hosted by Boris Malagurski, who, according to his production company Malagurski Cinema, aims to capture the spirit of the Serbian capital. The author claims that Belgrade boasts a unique quality and energy, in spite of the fact that it was destroyed and rebuilt over 40 times in its history and that the greatest attraction of the city are the citizens themselves.
The documentary features interviews with prominent Belgraders, such as tennis player Novak Djokovic, who was also featured in the official trailer of the film.
A rough -- and highly contested -- history of modern Serbia is written out in murals and slogans on the walls of its capital Belgrade.� ... During the 1990s marked by the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia, NATO bombings, and the fall of Slobodan Milosevic, Belgrade's walls again became canvases for self-expression and political battles.
He expressed support for the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina and welcomed the latest proposals for the establishment of the association of Serb-majority municipalities in Kosovo, saying that “this would be a key step toward normalization of the relationship, and toward lasting peace and prosperity in the region.”.
The first NAM summit in Belgrade in 1961 expressed unanimous support “for the full restoration of all the rights of the Arab people of Palestine in conformity with the Charter and resolutions of the United Nations” ... The views expressed in this article are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial stance.
Barak Bachar, the Israeli head coach of the Serbian professional men’s soccer team Red StarBelgrade, took time out of a press conference on Monday to express in length how disappointed he was in major European soccer clubs for not being more vocal about Hamas’ brutal massacre of 1,400 Israelis on Oct.
He exemplified that a large number of landmark projects, such as the China-Laos Railway, the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway, the Budapest-Belgrade Railway and the PiraeusPort, have been put into operation. “The China-Europe Railway Express opened up new corridors for land transport on the Eurasian continent... And the list goes on,” he added ... ....
"I expressed support for the engagement of NATO's Kosovo Force, the alliance-led peacekeeping mission in the strict, complete, and impartial implementation of mandates based on the UN Resolution 1244, as well as to expect KFOR to maintain a status-neutral position and to act ...
Belgrade , September 29 (ANI/WAM) ... The Serbian President welcomed him and the accompanying delegation, expressing his pleasure at the visit, which marks a new step in the development of relations and mutual cooperation between the two countries. His Highness expressed his delight at visiting Belgrade, and at meeting with the Serbian President.
Welcome to China.” Deeply touched by the kindness of a stranger, she immediately called the student to express her gratitude ... As an important part of the China-Europe Land-Sea ExpressLine, the Belgrade-Budapest Railway connects the China-Europe Railway Express to the north, she said.
Aleksić also expressed his satisfaction with the increase in the volume of trade between Belgrade and Tehran over the past year and wished for further growth of bilateral economic ties. Last month, Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi expressed the Islamic Republic’s support for peace, stability and calm in the Balkans.
Iran's foreign minister has once again denounced the desecration of the Holy Qur'an in some European countries under the pretext of freedom of expression, which led to resounding protests across the Muslim world... Permitting recent desecration of Qur'an is not freedom of expression, exemplifies 'modern ignorance'.
The author wishes to express his gratitude to Rade Drobats, Deputy President of the BelgradeForum for Equals, for providing a review copy of Michel Chossudovsky’s book The US-NATO War, to Milorad Djoshic, Editor-in-Chief of publishing house Cirilitsa, for facilitating an ...