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SERBIA OPENS BORDERS

Serbia has opened borders to foreigners without restrictions, dropping a requirement to submit a coronavirus test or undergo a quarantine.

The new regulation is due to come in effect on May 22nd, 2020.

https://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/en/



SPECIAL RETURN FLIGHTS TO SERBIA

7.5.2020

Air Serbia has launched repatriation flights to Serbia. These are special flights that will be organized on an ad-hoc basis for the purpose of returning our citizens to the Republic of Serbia and which will be performed with payment of compensation. AirSerbia has launched a dedicated Repatriation website on its website where interested travelers can get more information on flight dates, fares and travel conditions.

Interested travelers can apply by sending a completed form and a scanned first page of their passport to repatriation@airserbia.com The registration form can be found at www.airserbia.com/informacije/letovi/repatrijacije. We emphasize that these are not flights within the regular traffic of the company, but rather special flights that are subject to special conditions of carriage.

All our citizens interested in these flights MUST contact this Embassy in order to obtain special permit for transit from Canada to Serbia without which will not be possible to board an overseas flight.

Currently, flights from Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna and Zurich to Belgrade are planned for:

  • Paris, May 11 (price 295 EUR)
  • Frankfurt, 12 May (price 255 EUR)
  • Vienna May 13 (price 155 EUR)
  • Frankfurt May 14 (price 255 EUR)
  • Zurich May 15 (price 225 EUR)

All prices include taxes.

Please note the following:

  • Air Serbia is entitled to delay the flight by up to 48 hours from the scheduled travel date to accommodate enough passengers.
  • Passengers will be informed of the exact time of flight no later than 24 hours before the start of the trip
  • Funds paid are not refundable. Refunding of paid funds is only possible in case the flight does not occur the planned date, ie no later than 48 hours from the planned date of travel.
  • According to current information, citizens of the Republic of Serbia as well as foreign nationals with permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Serbia are allowed to enter Serbia.
  • Passengers have the option of carrying one hand luggage up to 8 kg and one luggage up to 23 kg. Extra luggage of 23 kg is charged EUR 50.
  • Tickets are purchased after sending the registration form and the first page of the passport exclusively through the AirSerbia Contact Center.
  • Unused scheduled flights tickets for the flights that have been canceled for COVID-19 reasons cannot be used on this flight.
  • All passengers will receive pre-flight protective masks provided by AirSerbia Passengers must wear masks during the flight for health care purposes.

For any additional information, passengers can call the following phone numbers:

  • for calls from France: +33 1 78900459
  • for calls from Germany: +49 69 20756
  • for calls from Austria: +43 720 775338
  • for calls from Serbia: +381 11 3112123

Please note that travelers must make themselves familiar with the possibility of entry into the countries mentioned above, as well as of the health conditions applicable upon arrival.



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the outbreak of the CORONA virus, all biometric passport acquisitions in the Embassy of Serbia in Ottawa are suspended until further notice.

In case of an emergency, and for all other inquires, before you come, please contact us at the following e-mail:

embassyserbiaottawa@gmail.com

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

 


GOVERNMENT OF SERBIA: CONTACTS AND ACCOUNT NUMBERS FOR DONATIONS AND ASSISTANCE

Considering the large number of calls and proposals for the provision of humanitarian aid and for sending various donations to combat COVID-19, the Government of the Republic of Serbia has opened a special e-mail and phone numbers for all questions and proposals on donations, as well as official donation accounts.

Anyone wishing to provide humanitarian assistance or have questions regarding assistance needs can contact ironfriendship@gov.rs and telephone +381 64 8350 478 and +381 11 292 7499.


https://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/vlada-srbije-kontakti-i-brojevi-racuna-za-upucivanje-donacija-i-pomoc/


 


INVITATION TO CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA WHO ARE HEALTHCARE PROFFESIONALS ABROAD

 

The point of return is a platform whose mission is to provide the Serbian diaspora with information on all ways of contacting Serbia, as well as assistance and circulation of information for individuals who wish to return to the country.

More information at https://tackapovratka.rs/

 



DIGITAL CONTENTS IN THE CULTURE AREA

Ministry of Culture and Information has set up new sites for the population in the Republic of Serbia and abroad in the field of culture titled - Coronavirus: Digitization to Support Citizens and the Economy

http://kultura.gov.rs/lat/aktuelnosti/   (serbian version)

Digital solidarity:

https://www.digitalnasolidarnost.gov.rs/

 

The Cultural Heritage Browser:

https://culture.rs/

 

 



IMPORTANT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

March 19th, 2020

  • LATEST DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ON CLOSURE OF THE NIKOLA TESLA AIRPORT IN BELGRADE IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE CORONA VIRUS - COVID 19 PANDEMIC

For the latest information on closure of the Nikola Tesla International Airport in Belgrade and other measures taken buy the Government of the Republic of Serbia in order to  prevent coronavirus - COVID - 19 pandemic, please click  on the links below:

http://www.mfa.gov.rs/sr/index.php/teme/corona19172020?lang=cyr

http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/themes/covid173202019

March 16th, 2020

  • DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA  ON THE DECLARATION OF COVID - 19 AS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Тhe Government of the Republic of Serbia at its session held on 15.03.2020. Adopted a Decision amending the Decision on the declaration of COVID-19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 infectious disease, item 4 of the Decision, with the aim of preventing the spread of this infectious disease on the territory of the Republic of Serbia, respectively, to protect against the introduction of infectious diseases into the territory of the Republic Serbia, the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia shall temporarily prohibit the entry into the Republic of Serbia of all foreign nationals.

This measure will not apply to:
1) crews of freight motor vehicles when carrying out international road transport. In the case of international transit carriage of goods by road, it shall be limited to a period not exceeding 12 hours from the moment of entry into the territory of R. Serbia;
2) crews of cargo ships transporting goods to one of the domestic ports. In the case of transit navigation on an international waterway in the territory of R. Serbia, the same is limited to a period not exceeding 90 hours for ships and 60 hours for self-propelled navigation from the moment of entry into the territory of R. Serbia in the case of upstream navigation, ie for a period not exceeding 72 hours for ships and 54 hours for self-propelled navigation from the moment of entry into the territory of R. Serbia in the case of downstream navigation;
3) fleet staff of railway vehicles entering the border station zone established by interstate agreements;
4) crews and cabin crew of aircraft whose final destination is the Republic of Serbia or in transit through the international airports of the Republic of Serbia;
5) persons who have obtained consent for entry into the Republic of Serbia from the Government Working Body consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure;
6) humanitarian convoys under the obligatory escort agreed upon through diplomatic channels.
7) accredited members of staff of foreign diplomatic missions and consular posts and offices of organizations, as well as members of their families who hold special identification cards issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government of the Republic of Serbia;
8) foreign nationals who have been granted residence or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia coming from countries or areas with intensive transmission of COVID-19 disease, or outbreaks of the epidemic, namely: the Swiss Confederation, the Republic of Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania, the Kingdom of Spain, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the Republic of Austria, the Republic Slovenia and the Hellenic Republic are sent to isolation for 28 days, and to domestic residents from other countries a measure of placing them under medical supervision for 14 days (isolation at home) is determined.

We note that the implementation of these measures will be strictly controlled, and that any non-compliance will be most severely punished by the prescribed legal penalty.

Special attention is given to dual citizens that they can enter the Republic of Serbia only if they present their passport of the Republic of Serbia.

The decision came into force on 03/15/2020 and remains in force until further notice.



CORONA VIRUS: RECOMMENDATION TO SERBIAN NATIONALS ABROAD

In accordance with the measures taken by the Goverment of the Republic of Serbia to prevent the spread and control of infectious disease COVID-19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that citizens of the Republic of Serbia who reside abroad should postpone any travel to the Republic of Serbia that is not necessary, especially if they are planning to come from countries, ie areas with intensive transmission of COVID-19 disease.

Information about procedure at the border crossing when passengers entering to the Republic of Serbia:

https://covid19.rs/

https://covid19.rs/algoritam1/

https://covid19.rs/algoritam2/



ELECTIONS IN SERBIA 2020

NOTE ABOUT ELECTIONS
 

Parliamentary local election in Serbia will take place on April 26th, 2020. Please find information below:

Parliamentary local election in Serbia (Cyrillic)

Parliamentary local election in Serbia (Latin)


 


OPEN CALLS OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND INFORMATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

On January 31, 2020, the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia announced:

1. Open call for co-financing projects for translation of representative works of   Serbian literature abroad in 2020;
2. Open call  for financing or co-financing projects in the field of cultural activities of Serbs abroad in 2020.

Contest texts and related application forms are available on the Ministry of Culture and Information website at www.kultura.gov.rs. The deadline for submission of applications is March 16th, 2020.

For additional information, please contact the Ministry of Culture and Information by email:  mladen.veskovic@kultura.gov.rs .


 


COMPETITION FOR CO-FINANCING PROJECTS OF THE DIASPORA AND THE SERBS IN THE REGION


We would like to inform you that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia - Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the region (MSP - USDSR), has opened Competition for co-financing projects that will, by their quality, contribute to preserving and strengthening the ties between the homeland and the diaspora and the homeland and the Serbs in the region.

The competition will be open from January 20th to February 10th, 2020. For more information, please click here.


 


The decisions on co-financing projects of Diaspora and Regional Serbs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia has arrived at the Decisions on co-financing projects that contribute to the preservation and strengthening of the relations of Serbia and the Diaspora and Serbia and the Serbs in the Region on June 19th, 2019.

Decisions on co-financing projects can be downloaded at the following e-mail addresses:

http://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ODLUKA-DIJASPORA-2019.pdf

http://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ODLUKA-REGION-2019.pdf


 


OPEN CALL for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2019

MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND MEDIA
Department of Contemporary Artistic Production and Creative Industries

announces this

OPEN CALL
for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2019

The scope of this Open Call is co-financing of projects for the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages.

The overarching goal of this Open Call is the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages.

Submissions in the following literary fields are eligible under this Open Call for the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages: poetry, prose, drama, children’s literature (other than picture books and textbooks), anthologies and thematic selections and theoretical works in the fields of culture and arts intended for the wider readership.

Translations of classic works of Serbian literature and works acclaimed by the expert community will be given priority for support.

Announcement Translations 2019 - Form ENGL.doc

http://www.kultura.gov.rs/cyr/konkursi/konkurs-za-sufinansiranje-projekata-u-oblasti-prevodjenja-reprezentativnih-dela-srpske-knjizevnosti-u-inostranstvu--u-2019--godini-


 

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Public lecture at Ottawa University by Prof. Dalibor Sokolović from University of Belgrade

The Slavic Research Group of the University of Ottawa, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
University of Ottawa in co-operation with the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Ottawa, H. E. Ambassador Mihailo Papazoglu:

Public lecture " Two Centuries of Serbian Independance and Linguo-cultural Heritage"
by Prof. Dalibor Sokolović, Department of Philology
University of Belgrade

Poster (click for more details)


 


 


Dedication of the plaque commemorating the Centennial of the end of World War I

Dedication of the plaque commemorating the Centennial of the end of World War I, where Canada and Serbia fought as allies, by His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa and His Excellency Mihailo Papazoglu, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia,Thursday, July 26th 2018.

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GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES ADOPTED ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALES OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
Тhe Government of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Serbia, holders of all passports for entry and stay on the territory of that country not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within a period of one year. The Decision came into force on 21 February 2018.

 


ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITIZENS OF GEORGIA, HOLDERS OF ORDINARY PASSPORT
At its meeting of 8 Mart 2018, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of Georgia, holders of ordinary passports. The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No.18/2018 of 9 March 2018 and enter into force of 8 March 2018. Under the Decision, the nationals of that country can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners.

 


GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLUMBIA ADOPTED ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
Тhe Government of the Republic of Colombia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Serbia, holders of all passports for entry and stay on Columbian Territory during a period 90 days, extendable up to 90 additional days, within a 180 days limit in a calendar year. The Decision came into force on 14 February 2018.

 


Priredjen Dan Srbije u Kanadi

Dan Srbije organizovan je u glavnom gradu Kanade, Otavi, kao deo manifestacije "Otava pozdravlja svet" i proslave 150 godina kanadske konfederacije.

Ambasada Srbije odgovorila je na poziv kanadskih vlasti upućen diplomatskim predstavništvima različitih država da jednodnevnim programom predstave svoju zemlju.

Predstavljanje Srbije organizovano je u saradnji ambasade i lokalne doseljeničke zajednice odnosno crkveno-školske opštine (CŠO) Sveti Stefan.

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Serbian-Canadian economic relations

BELGRADE, Sept. 2 (Beta) - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Sept. 1 described Serbian-Canadian relations as excellent to Canadian former Minister of  Forin Affairs John Baird, but said economic cooperation was in need of much improvement as Serbia had many opportunities to offer to Canadian investors.

Baird also voiced a desire to bolster the two countries' bilateral ties, especially economic, stating that Serbia offered huge potential to Canadian investors, particularly in the fields of mining and pharmaceutical production, Nikolic's office announced.

Nikolic said Serbia had taken a principled stand on the Ukrainian crisis and that there would be no sanctions against Russia, but noted that Belgrade respected the territorial integrity of Ukraine. On the topic of Ukraine, Baird stressed that it was his country's firm position that it was unacceptable for one man to wage wars in Europe in the 21st century. He also stated that Canada was looking forward to Serbia's chairing of the OSCE in 2015 and was certain that it would be a success.


VUCIC, BAIRD: SERBIA - CANADA RELATIONS GOOD

BELGRADE, Sept. 2 (Beta) - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Canadian former Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird on Sept. 1 described bilateral ties as good, but added that it was necessary to further boost cooperation, primarily economic. Vucic underlined the importance of the agreement on strategic economic cooperation from 2012, which laid ground for several projects of Canadian companies in Serbia, particularly in the energy domain, read a statement from the government.  He added that the agreement on inciting and shielding investments, inked on Sept. 1, would contribute to the further promotion of bilateral economic cooperation and encourage new investments by Canadian firms, according to the statement. The prime minister also thanked Canada for its post-flood relief aid.

Baird said that the bilateral relations should be strengthened at the highest political and economic level. He added that Ottawa understood Serbia's foreign policy position regarding the EU and Russia, particularly in the context of the Ukrainian crisis. During his stay in Serbia, Baird toured the regions most affected by the May floods and announced a possible new relief aid contingent.


INVESTMENT PROTECTION AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH CANADA

BELGRADE, Sept. 1 (B92) - Serbian Minister of Trade Rasim Ljajic and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird an investment promotion and protection agreement between the two countries. The document was signed on Monday at the Serbian government headquarters in Belgrade, in the presence of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic. Ljajic noted that the agreement constitutes a continuation of excellent economic cooperation between Serbia and Canada, and a step forward in completing the legal framework for improving economic, trade relations between the two countries.

The agreement sends a clear message to Canadian investors that Serbia adheres to international legal standards when it comes to investors' rights and is a safe investment destination. The minister noted that 50 Canadian companies are doing business in Serbia, 13 of which are engaged in geological exploration. “Canadian companies secured 80 percent out of a total of 126 licenses for various kinds of exploration that Serbia has issued. They have so far invested 125 million dollars in explorations, and we expect that the sum will go up in the coming period”, he said. Ljajic mentioned that, two years ago, Serbia and Canada signed an agreement on strategic economic cooperation which covers all fields of interest, primarily the energy, mining sectors, manufacturing industry, fields of infrastructure, agriculture and food production.

 

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Information concerning the Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Serbia, which entered into force on December 1, 2014.

(ENG): http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/services/pensions/international/countries/serbia.shtml 

(FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/fra/services/pensions/internationales/pays/serbie.shtml

Application forms for Canadian benefits for persons living in Serbia

Application for Canadian Old Age, Retirement and Survivors Benefits
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5054srb&ln=eng
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5054srb&ln=fra
Application for CPP Disability Benefits
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5053srb&ln=eng
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5053srb&ln=fra
Application for CPP Child’s Benefits
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5055srb&ln=eng
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=isp5055srb&ln=fra

 

Application forms for Serbian benefits

Application for Serbian Old Age Pension
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb2&ln=eng 
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb2&ln=fra
Application for Serbian Disability Pension
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb3&ln=eng
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb3&ln=fra  
Application for Serbian Survivor Pension
•         (ENG):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb4&ln=eng
•         (FRE):  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=prfl&frm=cansrb4&ln=fra



 


Document - Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?

16. 10. 2015.

Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?


 


Letter form Serbian Heritage Museum


 


DACIC: SERBIA SUPPORTS OSCE EFFORTS IN UKRAINE

BELGRADE, June 25  - Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said in Vienna on June 24 that he supported the OSCE's efforts to calm the crisis in Ukraine. Opening a three-day annual OSCE conference on security entitled "Current Security Challenges and the Role of the OSCE", Dacic said that Serbia's experience in the dialog between Belgrade and Pristina could be employed to help deal with different issues after it took the OSCE chair in 2015. Speaking about the Ukrainian crisis, Dacic reiterated that Serbia supported the sovereignty and territorial integrity of every member of the U.N. and that it strongly supported the OSCE's efforts to calm the crisis in Ukraine. Dacic will participate in a meeting gathering the foreign ministers of the OSCE "trio" in Vienna where he is scheduled to discuss the most important questions in the organization's sphere of operations with OSCE chairman Didier Burkhalter and his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimk.


 


Exit fest

http://www.exitfest.org/en


 


Guca festival - 3th - 9th, August 2015

http://www.gucafestival.rs/


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SERBIA OPENS BORDERS
SPECIAL RETURN FLIGHTS TO SERBIA
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
GOVERNMENT OF SERBIA: CONTACTS AND ACCOUNT NUMBERS FOR DONATIONS AND ASSISTANCE
INVITATION TO CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA WHO ARE HEALTHCARE PROFFESIONALS ABROAD
DIGITAL CONTENTS IN THE CULTURE AREA
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
CORONA VIRUS: RECOMMENDATION TO SERBIAN NATIONALS ABROAD
ELECTIONS IN SERBIA 2020
OPEN CALLS OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND INFORMATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
COMPETITION FOR CO-FINANCING PROJECTS OF THE DIASPORA AND THE SERBS IN THE REGION
The decisions on co-financing projects of Diaspora and Regional Serbs
OPEN CALL for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2019
Public lecture at Ottawa University by Prof. Dalibor Sokolović from University of Belgrade
Dedication of the plaque commemorating the Centennial of the end of World War I
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES ADOPTED ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALES OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITIZENS OF GEORGIA, HOLDERS OF ORDINARY PASSPORT
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLUMBIA ADOPTED ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
Priredjen Dan Srbije u Kanadi
Serbian-Canadian economic relations
VUCIC, BAIRD: SERBIA - CANADA RELATIONS GOOD
INVESTMENT PROTECTION AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH CANADA
Information concerning the Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Serbia, which entered into force on December 1, 2014.
Document - Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?
Letter form Serbian Heritage Museum
DACIC: SERBIA SUPPORTS OSCE EFFORTS IN UKRAINE
Exit fest
Guca festival - 3th - 9th, August 2015
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