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Pilot, aviation pioneer and one of the first aircraft constructors in the Balkans – Edvard Rusijan crushed and died in Belgrade – on this day 107 years ago

Edvard Rusijаn was engaged in various sports early on. He was a member of the „Falcon Movement“, whereas prior to developing interest in the aviation he was an accomplished cyclist. Subsequent to completion of Intermediate Secondary and Mechanical schools, he worked in Vienna and Italy, exhibiting significant interest in engines and aircrafts. At the meeting of aviation enthusiasts held at the airport in Montichiаri near Brescia on September 8 -9,

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102 years since the end of the Battle of Mojkovac (WWI)

This year marks the 102 anniversary of the Battle of a Mojkovac between the Austro-Hungarian Army led by тхе General Wilhelm von Reiner and Montenegrin Army under the command of the General Janko Vukotić, which took place on the Orthodox Christmas, i.e., on January 6 and 7, 1916.

The Battle of Mojkovac was perhaps small in terms of the history of warfare,

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Kosta Miletić – the First Serbian Aeronaut

On the occasion of the Serbian Air force and Air Defense Day celebrations, December 24, the delegation of Association of Retired Military Pilots and Sky Divers, paid their respects and laid flowers to the final resting place of Colonel Kosta Miletić, the first Serbian Air Force Commander and the first president of the organization of military air force veterans.

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Commemoration of 59 years from death the Milutin Milanković – at the New Cemetery of Belgrade

On 12.12.2017, the Association “Milutin Milanković” from Belgrade, commemorated 59 – years form death of one of the most significant Serbian Scientists – Milutin Milanković, with the memorial service and a short address.

Milutin Milanković was an engineer, climatologist, astronomer, member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts and founder of the Department of Celestial Mechanics at the Belgrade University.

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Veteran’s Day Commemorations

Within the Veteran’s Day related commemorative activities, the wreaths were laid to the Memorial Ossuary of Belgrade Defenders (1914-1918), and Memorial Ossuary of the Serbian Soldiers Fallen in the course of the Serbian-Turkish (1876-1878) and Serbian – Bulgarian War (1885). The wreaths were laid by the Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vulin, high ranking officers of the Serbian Armed Forces,

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Remembrance Day commemorated at the New Cemetery of Belgrade

99 years form signing the armistice in the WWI was commemorated on November 11, 2017, at the New Cemetery of Belgrade, in terms of the state ceremony with participation of the Diplomatic corps of Belgrade. The central state manifestation of laying wreaths and paying respects at the Memorial Ossuary of Belgrade Defenders (1914-1918) was conducted by the Minister for Labor,

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Sprkling Minds of Serbia – a stroll through the New Cemetery of Belgrade

In response to the significant interest of our fellow citizens to the thematic strolls organized in the course of the European Heritage Days, on November 5, 2017, the 9th free guided tour through the New Cemetery of Belgrade was organized. The tour entitled „Sparkling Minds of Serbia“, which led the visitors thorough the authentic ambiance of the old Belgrade,

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Commemoration at the Austro- Hungarian Military Cemetery within the New Cemetery of Belgrade

On November 7, 2017 the commemoration ceremony intended to honor Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed during the battles for Belgrade in the WWI in addition to all casualties of the Great War, was held at the recently reconstructed Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery within the New Cemetery of Belgrade.

The prayer for all victims of the Great War was conducted in German,

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Tribute paid at the New Cemetery of Belgrade to the individuals who significantly contributed to the development of the “Falcon Movement” in Serbia

On November 3, 2017, a delegation of participants to the conference devoted to development of physical exercising and foundation of the „Falcon Movement“ within the Principality and Kingdom of Serbia, organized by the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, laid the wreaths to the final resting places of the individuals who significantly contributed to development of the „Falcon Movement“ in Principality and Kingdom of Serbia:  Steva Todorović,

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