The one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the birth of great Serbian and world scientist Nikola Tesla was marked in Belgrade, throughout Serbia, in his native Smiljan, but also elsewhere in the world: in Graz, Niagara Falls...
By Zlatica Ivković
There have been few scientists among the world's greats who obliged mankind as much as Tesla. He has a special place because his inspirational inventions will remain forever part of our civilization. A man for all time and an "electricity genius" - this was Nikola Tesla, said Serbian Arts and Sciences Academy (SANU) President Dr Nikola Hajdin at the opening of the central event held on the occasion of marking the one-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of birth of Nikola Tesla at Belgrade Sava Convention Hall on July 10, 2006. On the same morning of the anniversary of one of the greatest minds and a man of the world, at Belgrade airport that bears the great man's name, a monument - work of Darinka Radovanović - devoted to him was unveiled by Mining and Energy Supply Minister Radomir Naumov. Distinguished guests that attended included members of the Serbian government, diplomatic corps, representatives of our community from the town of Niagara Falls in Canada, representatives of the power supply company of Serbia, which financed the making of the monument.
THE UPDATED LIST OF DESTROYED AND DAMAGED
CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX SHRINES IN KOSOVO
AFTER KRISTALLNACHT OF 17-18 MARCH 2004
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The entire Serb quarter in Prizren, Potkaljaja, has been burned. Once again it has been confirmed that the churches of Christ the Savior, St. Nedelja, Sts. Cosmas and Damian, and St. Panteleimon have been burned and destroyed in this part of the city, in addition to the Mother of God of Ljevis, St. George, the old church of St. George (Runjevic church), and the Church of St. Nicholas (Tutic church). According to this information, all (8) Prizren churches have been burned, as well as Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, the Diocese seat and Holy Archangels Monstery outside the city.
Armed Albanians were breaking into Serb houses and abusing and beating up old people. Jelena Gigic says that a member of the Kosovo Police Service threw her on the balcony and stomped on her with his feet.
Leposava Pitovic of Potkaljaje and her neighbors were brutally beaten. Elderly Vojislav Jeftic's arm was broken. Also beaten up were teacher Dobrila Dosavic and her grandson. Like most Serbs, they are presently in the military base of German KFOR.
More Than 20 Serbian Orthodox Churches Destroyed By Rampaging Groups Of Kosovo Albanians - The Pearls Of Medieval Art In Flames And Ashes20. March 2004 - 8:25
More than 20 Orthodox Christian churches have perished in flames in the last three days of pogrom orchestrated by Kosovo Albanian extremists against the remaining Kosovo Serbs and their holy sites. Most valuable works of art: holy icons, medieval books, frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries perish in flames while civilized Europe is not able to stop the the rampage of extremists who slowly create a society in which soon there will not be a sign of the Cross and any living Serbs.
Below is a list of churches and church buildings regarding which the Diocese has received information that they were destroyed in the riots occurring between March 17 and March 19, 2004. In process is the intensive verification of all data, especially in the area of Prizren where there are indications that all Orthodox churches have been destroyed. In Urosevac, Athens News Agency advised this morning that members of Greek KFOR have abandoned protection of three church buildings. The only thing that they were able to confirm is that the church of the Holy King Uros in Urosevac has been burned. In any case, it can be officially said that at least 16 churches have been destroyed (according to UNMIK confirmation). It is entirely possible that the number exceeds 20 (on the basis of information arriving in the Diocese of Raska and Prizren). Together with the 112 churches already destroyed or heavily damaged since the beginning of the UNMIK "peace mission" in June 1999, over 130 Orthodox holy shrines in Kosovo and Metohija have been destroyed or demolished. Two churches in Lipljan apparently have not yet been destroyed even though initial reports indicated that they were under attack.