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Visegrad in Bosnia and Herzegovina was mentioned for the first time in 1433

October 7, 2020 5:00 PM
Visegrad in Bosnia and Herzegovina was mentioned for the first time in 1433

  According to the written records, Visegrad in Bosnia and Herzegovina was mentioned for the first time in 1433. The town got its name by the hill beyond the valley where it was located. During the period of the Turkish Empire, Visegrad became an important place on the main route […]

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What to see and where to eat in Sarajevo?

October 21, 2019 2:00 PM
What to see and where to eat in Sarajevo?

  Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital is now connected to the UK via the first direct flights in a decade. So what have we been missing? Sarajevo wears its rich and turbulent history surprisingly lightly, with its restored Austro-Hungarian riverside houses and Ottoman-era bazaars. Late-night bars and restaurants make for a […]

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On this Day, Austria-Hungary announced its Annexation of BiH

October 6, 2019 2:00 PM
On this Day, Austria-Hungary announced its Annexation of BiH

  On October 6, 1908, the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary announces its annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, dual provinces in the Balkan region of Europe formerly under the control of the Ottoman Empire. Though Bosnia and Herzegovina were still nominally under the control of the Ottoman Sultan in 1908, Austria-Hungary […]

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Liberal Islam in BiH since Ottoman Empire until Today

September 21, 2019 1:00 PM
Liberal Islam in BiH since Ottoman Empire until Today

The majority of Bosnians gradually accepted Islam after the Ottomans brought it to the region in the 15th century. They ruled until 1878, when they lost Bosnia to a longtime rival: the Austro-Hungarian empire. Many Bosniaks at that point felt uncomfortable under their new rulers, not least because classic texts […]

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Anniversary of Husein-kapetan Gradaščević’s Death, do you know who he was?

August 17, 2019 5:00 PM
Anniversary of Husein-kapetan Gradaščević’s Death, do you know who he was?

Leader of the Movement for autonomy of Bosnia within the former Ottoman Empire Husein-kapetan Gradaščević passed away on this date in Istanbul at the age of 32. Husein-kapetan, also known as the Dragon of Bosnia, is one of the most recognizable figures in Bosnia in the 19th century. He was […]

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Do You know how Bihac looked 100 Years Ago?

October 22, 2018 7:00 AM
Do You know how Bihac looked 100 Years Ago?

Settlements on the territory of the present-day town of Bihac have existed since the Palaeolithic, and the toponym Bihac was mentioned for the first time by Hungarian king Bela IV in a charter. It was in 1260. Strategically very important, this city experienced a real renaissance during the Middle Ages, […]

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National Geographic: For 50 years, Mensur Zlatar has told Sarajevo’s Muslims when it’s time to pray

April 7, 2018 5:00 PM
National Geographic: For 50 years, Mensur Zlatar has told Sarajevo’s Muslims when it’s time to pray

The alleys of Sarajevo’s old city, once an Ottoman-era central market, are crammed with vendors plying their ancestral trades. Mensur Zlatar, whose surname means goldsmith, has a miniscule shop tucked next to the grand Gazi Husrev-beg mosque, named for the Ottoman high-ranking officer who developed the metropolis in the 16th […]

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Business Empire of Nijaz Hastor spread around the World

October 30, 2016 9:00 PM
Business Empire of Nijaz Hastor spread around the World

Prevent Group is the largest private company in Bosnia and Herzegovina with its 14 factories, and the largest domestic exporter. Their plants in BiH employ around 6.500 workers. Annual income of the Prevent Group amounts to around 700 Million EUR (1.37 billion BAM), and around the world the Prevent factories […]

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What did Fair Observer write about Sarajevo?

May 10, 2016 5:15 PM
What did Fair Observer write about Sarajevo?

Sarajevo as the city represents a mix of different cultures, nations and religions, which has always attracted tourists to visit it, and writers and journalists to write about it. The American non-profit media organization Fair Observer characterized the capital of BiH as one of the most interesting cities in Europe. […]

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The Kingdom of SHS was established on this Day

December 1, 2015 2:45 PM
The Kingdom of SHS was established on this Day

After long negotiations, on the 1st of December 1918, was signed the establishment of a single state union among the South Slavs, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (the Kingdom of SHS). B&H was an integral part of the new state. Even during the World War I, negotiations on […]

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