Sava Raguzinski

„Serbian-Russian medallions“ – Episode 1: Sava Vladislavic Raguzinski Count Sava Lukich Vladislavich-Raguzinsky (16 January 1669 – 17 June 1738) was a Serbian merchant-adventurer and diplomat in the employ of Peter the Great. He conducted important diplomatic negotiations in Constantinople, Rome and Beijing. His most lasting achievement was the Treaty of Kiakhta, which regulated relations between…

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Yogurt, Jogurt, kefir

Yogurt The origin of yogurt is unknown, but it is believed that the first yogurt originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC. In ancient Indian records, the combination of yogurt and honey was called the “food of the gods.” Yogurt as a divine drink was considered not only by Hindus. Namely, according to the Hebrew belief,…

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International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day The idea to establish the International Literacy Day appeared in September 1966 at the World Conference of Ministers of Education, held in Tehran. The topic of this conference was solving the problem of eradicating illiteracy. September 8 was chosen as Literacy Day, and UNESCO began marking the International Literacy Day the following…

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Tupavica waterfall, Vodopad Tupavica

Tupavica Waterfall – The natural jewel of Stara Planina Stara Planina is a true masterpiece of nature. The characteristic valleys, which rise towards the mountain peaks, are decorated with numerous small streams, which merge downstream to form larger watercourses. Untouched nature and breathtaking landscapes have made Stara Planina a popular destination for hikers and nature…

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Grza river

Springs of river Grza Resort and river Grza In Eastern Serbia, not so far from Paracin city, the springs of river Grza are located. Grza is just 23 km long and originates from the tributaries of Ivanštica, ie Gornja and Grza, and Velika Čestobrdica. Grza itself is a left tributary of the river Crnica, which…

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