New Masters in Kosovo

An International Steering Group composed of the representatives of 15 states has been formed in Vienna. It has orderd the implementation of Martii Ahtisaari’s plan in the Southern Serbian Province

Признали независно КосовоБеч Vienna –An International Steering Group for Kosovo (ISG) was formed yesterday. It is composed of 15 states. It was decided at their first meeting that Pieter Feith be the International Civil Representative in Kosovo (ICR). Veit said during a press conference at the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the ISG was “the significant coalition of states, friends of the independent state of Kosovo’’ and that it was made up of five members of the Contact group – the U.S.A, Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy, as well as Austria, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Turkey, Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

State Support for the Clergy and the Monastic Communities in Kosovo and Metohija

Грачаница The Serbian Government’s support for the clergy and monastic communities in Kosovo and Metohija represented the central issue during talks held at the Gracanica Monastery between the Minister for Religion Radomir Naumov and the Bishop of Raska and Prizren, Artemije.

Serbian Jews Give Their Support to the Republic of Serbia and Serbian Kosovo and Metohija

"Respected citizens of the Republic of Serbia and the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Hercegovina) residing in the State of Israel, friends of the Serbian people and followers of the order of international law, we invite you to attend a Rally in support of the Republic of Serbia and the Serbian as well as other non-Albanian population in the autonomous province Kosovo and Metohija, in view of the unilateral proclamation of Kosovo’s independence.’’

The Moscow Patriarchate is concerned with the future of Orthodox shrines in Kosovo

Одеса Moscow, February 29, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church is concerned with the future of Orthodox shrines in Kosovo as the region unilaterally declared its independence. When asked by the Vesti TV channel if there is a danger to lose them in result of Kosovo's independence, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Kirill said: "Sure, there is such a danger."

Threatening Graffiti in the Diocese in Sibenik (Croatia)

Претње у Шибенику

Unknown perpetrators have written threatening graffiti of neo-nazi and ustasha contents on the Orthodox Diocese in Sibenik (Croatia).

Threatening messages such as "Hang the Serbs'', "NDH ''(Nezavisna Drzava Hrvatska = Independent State of Croatia during WWII, translator's note), "Vukovar'', as well as the letter "U'' (for ustasha, t. n.) and swastikas appeared on approx. 10 meters of the stone wall located in front of the Diocese's yard.

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Visits Saint Sava’s Church

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, and the Minsiter of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr. Sergej Lavrov, are on an official vist to Serbia. In the afternoon, Mr. Medvedev visited the Church of Saint Sava on the Vracar Plateau.

The Church of Saint Sava’s official web presentation site refers to Mr. Medvedev’s stressing that the Russian high ranking delegation’s visit to Serbia shows Russia’s wish to support Serbia, not only politically and spiritually, but economically, as well.