In the thousand year long-history
of Serbs, Kosovo and Metohia were for many centuries the state center and chief
religious stronghold, the heartland of their culture and springwell of its
historical traditions. For a people who lived longer under foreign rule than in
their own state, Kosovo and Metohia are the foundations on which national and
state identity were preserved in times of tribulation and founded in times of
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.