AN AMERICAN IN SERBIA: WHAT LIVING IN BELGRADE IS LIKE AFTER 50 YEARS

Buying a car in Serbia: NIGHTMARE ON FOUR WHEELS About one year ago, I arrived in Serbia. The idea was to see what living in my native city for about six months would be like after spending nearly half a century in America. Well, best laid plans of mice and men... Three months after my arrival, I married my landlady. A temporary living arrangement became a permanent wedlock. I grew a beard. I still wear it. I lost some weight. Healthier food and lifestyle, I suppose. Those were some of the good things. The rest... well, it was a culture shock. So much rudeness. So much intolerance. So much senseless bureaucracy. So much paper. So many loose cats and dogs. After seven months in Belgrade, my wife and I went back to Arizona. We spent four months at our Scottsdale home. This time, it was my wife's turn to experience a reverse culture shock - that of kindness with which everyone treated her. And how neat and clean everything was. Now we are back in Belgrade for the summer. And the culture shock continues for me.

I HAD QUIT (FB, Twitter) OVER CENSORSHIP; INFOWARS NOW BLOCKED

NOTE FROM EDITOR: Today's RT.COM OpEd elicited my response which was also published at their website (see below). I am also republishing here my Feb 3, 2018 editorial about quitting Facebook and Twitter (in 2016). Chilling precedent? InfoWars block exposes Big Tech as no friend of free speech (RT.COM, Aug 7)  Excellent OpEd! Kudos to Nebojsa …

SERBIA REMEMBERS NIKOLAI II… AND HONORS RUSSIAN CZAR AND HIS FAMILY, SLAIN 100 YEARS AGO

An exclusive special video news report from the streets of Belgrade
When I went to Saint Marko cathedral on July 12 to light a candles for my father and brother, as I usually do, I also stopped at the nearby Russian Holy Trinity church. A sign on the door said that there was going to be special liturgy on July 17 at 11:00 to commemorate the last Russian Csar, Nikolai II.

PUTIN SLAMS AUSTRIAN INTERVIEWER IN GERMAN FOR BADGERING HIM

Russian president offers a lesson in belligerent media handling Trump could learn from Vladimir Putin's interview with Armin Wolf, a reporter with the Austrian state ORF TV channel, in advance of the Russian president's today's visit to Austria, was a work of art. As if to justify his last name, the reporter attacked Putin like …