Tag: obraz

Far-Right Extremists Are Working Harder Than You Are

From the archives: “The Serbian ultranationalist and neo-fascist far right have somehow managed to put the internet to better use than the majority of Western-backed NGOs. Why is that?” When they aren’t torching garbage bins or throwing petrol bombs at their their fellow Serbs, members of the far right extremist…


Serbia is Russia Lite: Inside the Anti-Gay Hooligan State

Note: I published the following article almost exactly one year ago. In light of the brutal attack on an LGBT conference participant in Belgrade this weekend, I’m republishing it now. The government just banned the Belgrade Pride Parade for the third year in a row, thousands of violent anti-gay rioters…


The Balkanist Guide to the Serbian Elections: Party Edition

Unholy alliances, undifferentiated ideology, a unipolar political landscape, and dumb populist stunts. Balkanist’s definitive guide to the parties and people running in the sordid Serbian elections scheduled for this Sunday. Aleksandar Vucic was giving a speech at a massive campaign rally last month when a man suddenly climbed out of…

"He's aggressive, but in a good way," Ilya Goryachev (right) wrote of Vuk Jeremic, Serbia's former Minister of Foreign Affairs (left).

A Russian Neo-Nazi and Suspected Spree Killer in Serbia

How did a notorious young neo-Nazi accused of assassinating ten people in a high-profile Moscow murder spree get so cozy with Serbia and Russia’s political elite? Meet the talented Mr. Goryachev.   One rainy day in late May, Ilya Goryachev sat down to write a letter. “I am going to…