Croatian World Games 2014

Croatian World Games 2014
Zagreb, July 21 - 26
37 Countries  16 Sports

  A reminder: Registrations to participate as competitor in the 3rd Croatian World Games to be held in Zagreb, July 21 – 26, close on 1 May 2014. More than 800 Croatians from more than 35 nations around the globe are expected to take part in this event. Croats from all over the world, including […]

Croatia: Easter As Dawn Of Life

Easter time in Zagreb Croatia Ban Jelacic Square

    Wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful and Joyous and Blessed Easter! I have chosen a Croatian poem that I hope will bring as much meaning to you as it does to me. The Dawn of Life (original poem by Boris Javor/Adrian Vinković Rangel; translated by Ina Vukic) I have searched for the […]

About Celebrating Croatia’s Independence

"We have asked Ina Vukic,
our worldwide reputable analyst of the
Croatian reality and the work of the
young Croatian state to provide an
answer to the few questions we had
on the matter of celebrations of 10 April 1941
anniversary," Boka Cropress, 16 April 2014, Page 12.
Title article under photo - Ina Vukic: 
I do not celebrate 10 April, I celebrate 25 June 
as symbol of Croatian independence

  The Independent State of Croatia, often referred to simply by the abbreviation NDH, under Ante Pavelic, was a World War II puppet state of Nazi Germany and Italy established in part of Axis-occupied Yugoslavia. So too was Serbia under Milan Nedic.  However it needs to be pointed out that the NDH Pavelic’s regime was […]

Croatia – Tradition Of Flower Or Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday 2014 - Croatian church, Sydney Australia
Photo: Boka Cropress

Last Sunday, April 13th, was Palm Sunday and Catholic Croatians call it Flower Sunday. On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, often referred to as “Passion Sunday,” marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on […]

Croatia vs. Serbia ICJ Genocide Case – A Door To Future Success Or Failure Of Genocide Claims?

Vukovar cemetery - Photo politikaplus.com

By Vesna Skare-Ozbolt First published in Politikaplus.com Translated into English by Ina Vukic When a respectable British Weekly such as The Economist in its article from 11 March regarding the ICJ genocide trial between Croatia and Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) pronounces (promotes)  that case as “utterly idiotic” in advance, that, in the least, must […]

A Journey Through the Millennia: The Split Archaeological Museum in Croatia

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Originally posted on Travels with Tricia A. Mitchell:
As we perused the holdings at Split’s Archaeological Museum along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, I found myself most drawn to the stone headstones bearing family portraits of citizens from the Roman Empire – some more than 1,800 years-old. Though the subjects’ faces were often weathered and lacking facial extremities, I enjoyed…

Silver Legacies: The Making of Croatian Filigree Jewelry

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Originally posted on Travels with Tricia A. Mitchell:
Master filigree jeweler Viktor Čivljak has a gentle and humble manner despite regularly wielding blow torches and hammers in his making of Old World jewelry. It turns out that the 73-year-old Split, Croatia jeweler also has a penchant for survival, something that we would learn while spending a Saturday afternoon with him, watching step-by-step how to make…

Psychological Operations and Information Warfare Against Croatia and Croats – Part IV

  Guest Post By Ante Horvat Foreign Intelligence Agencies, Capabilities, and Croatia The revelations last year by Edward Snowden – and the brave reporting by Glenn Greenwald and his colleagues at The Intercept, as well as in quality independent blogs such as Washingtonsblog.com – shine a bright light on just how massive, invasive, many times […]

Psychological Operations And Information Warfare Against Croatia And Croats – Part III

Guest Post By Ante Horvat   Wartime Foreign Information Warfare against Croatia, Croats and the Truth With President Dr. Franjo Tudjman’s and HDZ’s political victory in 1990, which came after years of greater Serbian political agitation, legal abuses, ransacking of the Yugoslav Federal treasury, clandestine arming of a large swathe of Croatian Serbs, “meetings of […]

Psychological Operations and Information Warfare Against Croatia and Croats – Part II

    Guest Post By Ante Horvat The drums of war began to sound again in Serbia following the SANU Memorandum in 1986 following the death of the wartime and post-war criminal Josip Broz “Tito,” and this set a chain of events and actions by Serbia (and Milosevic’s Quislings in Croatia and B&H) resulting in […]

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