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Anthony F. Lucas b. Antun Lucic of Split, Croatia, discoverer of the the first major gusher in Texas in 1901
Antun Lučić (Anthony F. Lucas born in Split 1855, died in Washington 1921) is the father of petroleum industry. He discovered the first major gusher in Texas, The Lucas gusher, flowing at the rate of 80-100,000 barrels per day. It blew in January 1901. About 50,000 people came to see it. This meant the earliest massive exploitation of oil and petroleum in the world. Eighteen m. high granite obelisk, built in honour to the Lucas gusher, Spindletop, contains the following lines: "On This Spot on the Tenth Day of the Twentieth Century a New Era in Civilization Began." In 1936 The American Institute for Geological and Metallurgical Investigations founded a prize named after him: Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal. With this article we mark 110 years from this event of worldwide importance.

Croatia presents Global Birthday Celebration for the Necktie on October 18th! CNNiReport
While the Croats first wore the cravat, they are very appreciative of the other cultures around the world that have embraced and perfected it. Now, in fact, they are proud to say that the cravat is an important aspect of world culture as it worn across so many cultures while represents universal human values...which is why they are so committed to preserving and promoting it as a proud part of their heritage. Academia Cravatica established "International Day of the Cravat" in 2008 and it now occurs every year on October 18th. Article submitted by Nicholas B. Daddazio, NY, distinguished proponent of the cravat fashion, on the photo.

Incorporating the Diaspora in Contemporary Croatian Studies @ The Harriman Institute
This series of short presentations will introduce the exciting and dynamic developments at the University of Rijeka’s new campus, as well as outline the university’s goals for expanding international cooperation, exchange, and Croatian language education. There will also be a focus on how to strengthen cooperation and exchange between the University of Rijeka and Croatian émigré communities in the United States, including knowledge transfer, student exchanges, contributions of returning scholars, and development opportunities.

Dr. Marin Soljacic promoted to full professor of physics at MIT in 2011 at the age of 37
Marin Soljačić, born in Zagreb in 1974, was promoted to Full Professor of Physics at the Massachusets Institute of Technology, Boston, USA, in July 2011. He is best known for his discovery of possibility of wireless energy transfer. He is also interested in various topics in nonlinear optical physics. On the photo professor Marin Soljačić swiming with a dolphin in Florida.

Flying Balic: Croatian victory in the 2010 IHF World Handball Photo of the Year award
He was twice awarded World Handball Player of the Year, he was elected "Best handball player ever" by the users of the International Handball Federation website - and now Ivano Balic (left) is in the focus of the 2010 IHF World Handball Photo of the Year competition. The Croatian photographer Antonio Bronic found the exact right part of a second to take his picture of Ivano Balic flying through the air and unsuccessfully trying to catch a ball against Alexander Petterson.

Srdjan Bulat and Petrit Ceku take two top spots at the Maurizio Biasini International Guitar Competition
  Petrit Ceku (right) and Srdjan Bulat (left) took first and third places respectively for Croatia at the inaugural International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini in Bologna, Italy. The competition was held from October 10-16, 2011 and was organized in memory of Maurizio Biasini, a physicist of international stature as well as an outstanding classical guitarist.

Travels bring experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Capt. Iv Vidos and Violi Calvert
Travels bring experiences and memories that last a lifetime. They give us the opportunities to visit beautiful and interesting places, and meet amazing people. During a recent holiday my husband and I had included a 10-night Mediterranean cruise. In his welcome address I noted that the Captain is Croatian. Captain Iv Vidos reflected in his talk to passengers his great love for the sea and his mission of ensuring the safety and enjoyment of the holidaymakers as well as the staff of the ship. Aside from sharing valuable information and pointers, his good sense of humour came through his announcements before docking at various ports.

Kristian Krekovic's oils exhibited in Etnographic Museum in Croatia's capital Zagreb 2011
  Kristian Kreković 1901-1985 portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in 1936, the Queen Mother in 1938 upon her request, the Swedish King Gustav V, Queen Sofia of Spain and Juan Carlos, and many other. Eighty of his oils have been donated by his wife Sina to Croatia in 1994, and in 2011 a smaller part of this important donation - eighteen oils - is exhibited by the Ethnographic Museum in Croatia's capital Zagreb. The oils refer to old Peruvian Inca and pre-Inca cultures. His 1956 exhibition under the auspices of Peruvian Government in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington has been visited by as many as 126,000 people!

Esther Gitman and Jadranka Juresko-Kero @ The Harriman Institute on November 3rd 2011
New York premier of the documentary film made by Jadranka Juresko Kero (photo left). This is a story about dr Esther Gitman, a historian of Jewish origins who has written the book “When Courage Prevailed”. Dr Gitman’s message is the film’s main motive. Her message is that the rescue of the Jews in the Independent State of Croatia and the role played by Archbishop Stepinac deserve internationalization so that the whole truth is known about the Croatian people whose courageous representatives were the only ones in Europe during World War II to openly oppose Hitler’s racist laws.

Ljubo Stipisic Delmata 1938-2011 distinguished composer and proponent of Croatian music and spirituality
Ljubo Stipišić Delmata's personality contains a multitude of traits: composer, poet, melodiographer, painter, producer, conductor of a-capella ensembles, etc. Maestro Delmata has been honored numerous prestigious music awards including several lifetime achievement awards. His work is of immeasurable musicological and cultural importance, especially for preservation and strengthening of the identity of  Croatia. Maestro Ljubo Stipišić died on October 9th 2011 at the age of 74.

Law for cooperation with Croats outside of the Republic of Croatia
The final draft of the law regarding cooperation with Croats outside of Croatia has been published. This new law is a completely new approach in regulating relations between Croatia and Croats outside Croatia in the fields of culture, education, economics, and sports. This new law has yet to be ratified by the Croatian Sabor and is slated to be voted on in the coming weeks.

Google congratulated the Independence Day October 8 to Croatia - many thanx to Google!
On 8 October 1991 the Croatian Deit (Parliament) decided to cancel all ties with ex-Yugoslavia. The day before Zagreb has been bombed by the Yugoslav army attempting to assasinate president Franjo Tuđman and Croatian Government. The decision has been undertaken in circumstances of Serbian agression on Croatia, where the ex-Yu army was left without control of ex-Yugoslav presidency. The Decision obtained support of great majority of citizens of Croatia. Thank you, Google, for celebrating Croatian Independence Day with us!

David Diehl American football star of Croatian roots visited the city of Split
New York Giants offensive tackle, David Diehl, stepped foot on Croatian soil for the first time on 1st July 2011. David is trying to retrace his roots as his maternal grandfather, Ante Bekavac, is from Lovreć, while his grandmother is from Krk. “It is a great honor to come here. This is my first time in Croatia, searching for my roots. I was in Lovreč, here I am in Split, now I go around to meet my motherland. It was an incredible experience for me, I see where I came from, where my roots are from. I am delighted and proud that I came to Croatia.”

Kristian Krekovic's drawings exhibited in the Modern Gallery in Croatia's capital Zagreb
Kristian Kreković 1901-1985 is a distinguished Croatian painter. His main works can be seen in Palma de Mallorca in Museum Krekovic, which has been solemnly opened by Queen Sofia of Spain in 1981. Kreković's 54 drawings have been exhibited on 4 October 2011 in the Modern Gallery in Zagreb in the presence of His Excellency prof.dr. Fedor Devide, plenipotentiary of the Republic of Peru in Croatia, and numerous visitors. The exhibition has been organized by Matrix Croatica, Passion Heritage, and Croatian-Hispanic Society, and is opened until the end of October 2011.

Nenad Bach Band and Marci Geller at Towne Crier Cafe September 30, 2011
The Nenad Bach Band will be returning to one of their favorite haunts, the Towne Crier on Friday September 30th.  The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $17.50 in advance and $22.50 at the door. The Towne Crier is located on  130 Route 22, Pawling, New York. Opening the show and joining the band will be special guest Marci Geller, one of Nenad's favorite singers. Marci is something to marvel at.

Mediterranean Culinary Adventures on the Opatija Riviera in Croatia - Feasts for the Senses
In the fall of 2007, I took a well-deserved vacation in Europe. I visited Croatia on that trip and fell in love. I just had to go back. And so I did, and on a five-month journey of discovery, the idea to create a Website devoted to international gastronomy and travel destinations was born... You will be transported to a wonderful world of field trips, sumptuous wine tastings, hands-on cooking classes and adventurous truffle-hunting or wild asparagus picking. You'll learn, you'll experience, and you'll enjoy. It will be a rich, rewarding and enlightening get-away and you'll be glad you chose to spend your time with us. Written by Carmen Grenier from Canada.

The EU Accession Treaty for Croatia has been published
Polish prime minister Donald Tusk officially delivered Croatia's EU accession treaty text to the head of the Croatian government, prime minister Jadranka Kosor, at a ceremony in Zagreb on September 17 2011. The Croatian government has published the treaty and posted it online. Croatia plans to sign the treaty in December 2011 and it will need to be ratified by the EU members. Croatia would also need to hold a referendum on joining the EU.

Vladimir Shuvaev director of verbotonal institute in Vladivostok in Russia visited Croatia's capital Zagreb
Dr. Vladimir Šuvaev is a young expert for problems of deafness of children in the Russian Federation and director of the institute in Vladivostok. In his work he is exploiting the verbotonal method developed at the world's famous SUVAG center in Croatia's capital Zagreb. There are more than 600 SUVAG centers in more than 70 countries. In the Russian Federation only there are SUVAG centers in 29 cities. We publish an interview with dr. Šuvaev and prof. Lovrić conducted in Zagreb in the Russian language.

A tale of two presidents and two diasporas
Sunday, September 18th 2011 and Monday September 19, 2011 saw the presidents of Hungary Pal Schmitt and of Croatia Ivo Josipovic (left) meet with members of their communities in the United States in Cleveland and New York respectively. Their visits displayed a remarkable divergence with regards to relationships with their diaspora communities. Maybe Croatia can learn from Hungary in strengthening relations with Croatian communities scattered around the world?

Doodle Jump is a pop icon
Doodle Jump is one of the most popular iPhone apps. It recently surpassed 10 million downloads. This addictive game is the brainchild of Croatian immigrants Igor and Marko Pusenjak, who came up with the game one day when Igor was sketching a game on a notepad. Marko did the programming and the rest is now history. Doodle (left) has become a pop icon and has been seen on TV and as a fashion accessory for Lady Gaga! 

Suncica - Sunny, Way of the Cross of Croatian women and children in Serbian concentration camps 1991-1995
Sunčica - Sunny was only eight months old when she was taken prisoner with her mother in Vukovar 1991. Twenty years later, Sunny is a grown girl and knows what was done to her and her mother. Croatia is interwoven with the strength of countless Sunnies. Sunčica - Sunny is the title of a bilingual Croatian-English book written against the crime of silence and suppression still being commited against her and her mother today. The book was published by the Society of former detainees of Serbian concentration camps in 2011.

Croatian animation on Cambridge Film Festival 23-24 September 2011
On September 23-24 2011 the Cambridge Film Festival will be screening two programmes of Croatian animation. Aline Conti, the Short Film Programmer for the Cambridge Film Festival: "... the originality and quality of these animations struck me and I thought 'People in Cambridge need to see these animations! ...' I believe that Croatian animations played a revolutionary role in the history of animation especially in the 1950s when the Zagreb Animation School abandoned the Disney-like cartoon style, and introduced visual of avant-garde abstract painting, constructivism and cubism. ... ".

Brodosplit shipbuilding company in the city of Split, Croatia
Brodosplit shipyard is located in Split, the regional center of the eastern Adriatic coast and the second largest city in Croatia. At this point Brodosplit grows into the largest Croatian shipyard, today covering an area of 560 000 square meters. Brodosplit’s wider expansion within the demanding international market started in the second half of the past century. Brodosplit's production program is wide and varied. Basic and most important products of the company are, of course, ships: commercial, passenger, container, ships for the transport of liquid and bulk cargo, dredgers... and other special types of ships, mostly built for international clients.

Epidaurus Festival in Croatia for littlest residents of Dubrovnik region in Pridvorje 16 Sep 2011 at 8pm
The most precious things begin and end at home; all else is secondary. Ježurka Ježić, the popular character from Branko Ćopić's “Ježeva kućica” (The Hedgehog's Home), understood this.  So shall we, and our children; I'm not afraid for the children - they will understand if they have a chance. A beautiful interpretation of this timeless text takes the form of a musical in the enchanted surroundings of Konavle's Pridvorje on Friday, September 16th 2011 at 8pm. This lovely and important presentation is a gift from the Epidaurus Festival to the kindergarten in Konavle.

Middle European Mathematical Olympiad organized in Varazdin, Croatia 2011

The Middle European Mathematical Olympiad (MEMO) is the continuation of Austrian-Polish Mathematical Competition (APMC), held 29 times from 1978 to 2006. Now ten countries participate in the MEMO: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. The 5th Middle European Mathematical Olympiad was held in Varaždin, Croatia, from 1st to 7th September 2011. About a hundred participants came, including 60 contestants and 20 team leaders and their deputies. On the photo prof.dr. Ilko Brnetić, University of Zagreb, chairman of the Jury.

Famous Croatian American photographer Zoran Orlic's photo on the cover of the Rolling Stone Magazine
Croatian American photographer Zoran Orlic, made the cover of the September 2011 German-language edition of Rolling Stone Magazine. Zoran is already known in music circles for his photographs of the Frames and Wilco. The photo chosen for the cover of Rolling Stone is of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. Zoran also provides the photographs for the accompanying article in the magazine about Wilco. 

The fastest electric car in the world comes from Croatia
When the sheet is lifted from the Rimac Automobili Concept One electric hypercar on September 13th at the Frankfurt Motor Show – Hall 4.0, Stand A43 at 3:00 pm, in case you plan on attending – we hope the Croatian company has some heated neck pads on hand. There may be a few cases of whiplash that need treating.

Japanese mathematicians Yuki Naito and Satoshi Tanaka visited Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes
 Yuki Naito and Satoshi Tanaka, professors of mathematics from Japan, visited the Department of Applied Mathematics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia, by the end of July 2011. This is a result of their collaboration with professor Mervan Pašić from that faculty. They delivered two plenary lectures at an International Math Workshop organized in Zagreb. During their stay in Croatia they visited the Plitivce Lakes.

Badinter Committee decided on factual recognition of Croatia on 7 September 1991
Robert Badinter is French lawyer, university professor and politician. Badinter’s arbitration commission, established by the European Community, stated that Croatia and Slovenia acquired their sovereignty on 7 September 1991, and from that date Croatia and Slovenia are independent and sovereign states.

Russian recognition to Croatian Lepoglava lace and to Tihana Rendic in the city of Volgoda 2011
Tihana Rendić has won the first prize at the International Lace Festival organized in Volgoda in Russia in 2011, in the category of professional lacemarers. We also announce the  15th International Lace Festival in Lepoglava, Croatia, organized from 22 to 25 September 2011.

Nenad Hancic created a new high quality Croatian Glagolitic font for Windows
Nenad Hančić from Germany, Duesseldorff, created a new Croatian Glagolitic font for Windows. The lower case letters of the font “Glagolica Missal DPG” are oriented on the “Missal from 1483”, the first Croatian printed book (incunabulum), while the capital letters are oriented on those of “Transit of St. Jerome”, a book printed in Croatian Glagolitic characters in the town of Senj in 1508. We owe our deep gratitude to Nenad Hančić: his work will be immensly useful both for amateurs and professionals.

Concerts for Japan in Croatia 2011
Humanitarian concerts for Japan have been organized in Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Osijek, Varaždin, Đakovo, Opatija, Virovitica, Rab.

Valter Despalj distinguished Croatian cellist started ensemble project Cellomania in Zagreb in 1991
  Valter Dešpalj is professor at the Zagreb Academy of Music. he has also been a guest professor at the conservatories in The Hague, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Graz (University of Music), editor of cello music with major music publishers, and member of judging panels at the most prestigious international competitions including Tchaikovsky (Moscow), Bach (Leipzig), Lutoslawski (Warsaw) and ARD (Munich) competitions. It was 20 years ago that maestro Dešpalj started the project of Cellomania Croata.

Epidaurus Festival in Cavtat childhood dream of Croatian pianist and poet Ivana Marija Vidovic
My wish is that every sound produced at Epidaurus Festival would merge with Cavtat's magical hug, and that every word, every verse, whether sung or spoken, would, for centuries to come, continue to echo throughout its old streets, the very same ones that - within and of themselves - had been a stage for centuries already. Ivana Marija Vidović, Artistic director of the Epidaurus festival.

Festival Kvarner a new meeting point of artists and scholars in Opatija, Croatia
The idea of the artistic exchange on a European level is revived in our Festival in the Kvarner region in Croatia. The fact that many composers, such as Mahler, Puccini, Lehar, Kalman, etc., who, over the course of history, have stayed here and have been inspired by the picturesque landscape and the Mediterranean flair proves that this location is perfectly suitable for music: history provides us with the evidence that our idea has a good basis. On the photo Vjekoslav Martinko, Lovran, president of the Festival Kvarner. Director of the Festival is dr. Michael Fendre, Vienna.

Nenad Bach Band At The BeanRunner Cafe NY Friday August 19 2011 7:30-10:30 pm
Join us Friday, August 19, 2011 7:30 to 10:30 pm, At The BeanRunner Cafe 201 South Division Street, Peekskill, NY to listen to The Nenad Bach Band. We are an intimate and friendly live music cafe with a full menu, including beer and wine, available during all performances. Seating fills quickly, so give us a call - 914.737.1701 - to reserve your table. Seating starts at 7:30 pm. Showtime is at 8:00 pm. Nenad Bach has a dream, nurtured through wartime and expatriation, and informed by his quest for universal justice and deep longing for world peace. The result: All I Want Is Freedom, a potent shot of rock infused with heart and soul.

Kayaking in Croatia - Destination of the Year according to National Geographic
It's a common practice in the town of Vis  (on the island of Vis, Croatia) for fishermen to purposefully sink their boats to get the wood to swell, which prevents leaks. However, it is an uncommon practice to photograph this procedure. The locals were so baffled while I shot this that they gathered around to watch me. Then they recruited me to help them. Just ten minutes after snapping this image, I was sent to bring the boat to shore. This is an article of National Geographic about Croatia, photos by Peter McBride, text by Rachel Scheer.

University School of Croatian Language and Culture
The University School of Croatian Language and Culture offers an intensive course of the Croatian language. The School is offered to persons of Croatian background, e.g. heritage Croatian speakers, as well as to any student who want to learn (more) about the Croatian language and culture. In addition to the academic programme, students visit museums, galleries, theatre productions, see the sights of Zagreb, take a study trips, etc. The cultural programme is organised by the Croatian Heritage Foundation and it is relevant to lessons and classwork.

Ilija Veselica Croatian photographer biking on the island of Brac
Hi, I'm Ilija Veselica and I am honored that you are here to visit my photo galleries. I started off in photograpy just right before I got to the University FESB in Split in Croatia where I graduated Computer Science. We show you amazing beauty of Croatian island of Brač, its beaches and clean sea, and more.

Viktor Vidovic distinguished Croatian guitarist
Born in Karlovac, Croatia, Viktor Vidović had his first solo concert at the age of 12. At 14 he enrolled in the Geneva Conservatory, in the class of Brazilian guitarist Maria Livia Sao Marcos, under whose guidance he took the first place at CIEM, the International Competition of Musical Artists in Geneva, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the competition, taking the Villa Lobos Prize and the Patek Philippe Prize for distinguished musical interpretation. He livs in Croatia's capital Zagreb. Ana Vidović: "My brother Viktor is phenomenal guitarist."

Gordan Lederer Croatian cameraman and reporter killed during Serbian aggression on Croatia in 1991
A letter from Gordan Lederer's mother: I hereby announce publicly that my son GORDAN LEDERER was treacherrously murdered on 9th August 1991, by a mercenary gang of Chetniks while holding a camera in his hand, and that, thanks to the Chetnik collaborator, General Raseta, he was denied any chance of survival. Gordan Lederer's mother, Vlasta Lederer, Ph.D., consultant, spec. anaesthesiology and reanimatology. Published in Vjesnik, Zagreb 14th August 1991. With this article we mark 20 years since the tragic death of our friend Gordan on 10th August 1991. Seventeen Croatian newspaperman and cameraman have been assassinated during the Serbian 1991-1995 aggression on Croatia.

Dubrovnik Missal from 12th century kept in Oxford GB facsimiled in Dubrovnik Croatia 2011
The Dubrovnik Missal was written in the 12th century in Dubrovnik where it was used in the Cathedral for centuries. Today it is kept in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. It is a worldwide cultural heritage monument. Written in Beneventan script and notation, it contains 230 Gregorian chants which, in words of Dr. Miho Demović, 'represent a superior accomplishment in this art in Europe'. The chants found in the Missal are diverse. The exultet from Dubrovnik is considered to be the most refined melody in the Gregorian literature, unparalleled in any European manuscript found so far. Owing to the efforts of Dr. Demović, the Croatian music history can now be traced back to the 10th century.

Operation "Storm" 1995 prevented genocide in Bihać area of BiH and liberated occupied parts of Croatia
Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia (MORH - Ministarstvo obrane Republike Hrvatske) provided a short 5min video about the operation "Storm", and a photogallery. The operation started on 5th August 1995, which is celebrated as the Victory Day and as the Day of Croatian Defenders throughout of Croatia. On the photo Croatian president Tuđman and Croatian defense minister Gojko Šušak on the fortress above the town of Knin just a few days after the start of operation "Storm".

Visnja Anic's 1991 letters from Croatia to M. Thatcher, H-D. Genscher, H. Kohl, and A. Mock
The letters by Višnja Anić, professor of English and German, Zagreb, illustrate some of endeavours of Croatian intellectuals in the defense of Croatia from Serbian aggression that started in 1991. She was then employed at the Foreign Languages School in Zagreb. She is also a talented artist, who introduced the concept of "painting with the sea" with her husband.

Ana Vidovic distinguished Croatian guitarist interviewed for MEL BAY
Classical guitarist Ana Vidovic is considered one of the elite musicians of the world today. Since first taking the stage in 1988 Ana has given over one thousand public performances. Her international performance career includes recitals in Zagreb, New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Budapest, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Copenhagen, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco, Houston, Austin, Dallas, St. Louis, Tokyo, and beyond. Recorded at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville Tennessee, this is her Mel Bay Artist Interview with Erica Cantrell.

Croatian Viewpoint website of Jean & Ante Marinovic husband and wife team in Melbourne
Croatian Viewpoint’s mission is to bring the Croatian ‘journey to freedom’ to an English-speaking audience.‘Viewpoint’ presents an analysis of key Croatian issues from a human rights perspective, and the ‘Virtual Policnik Museum’ interprets the Croatian history of the Zadar hinterland from an ethnographic viewpoint. Croatian Viewpoint’s hosts are Ante Marinovic and Jean Lunt Marinovic, a husband & wife team, who voluntarily contribute to this independent project.  Jean is the principal author and she gets her support from her husband Ante and their family, and she gets her inspiration from the courage and optimism of Croatian people.

15th Anniversary of cooperation between Croatian Armed Forces and Minnesota National Guard
The 15th anniversary of successful cooperation between the Croatian Armed Forces (CAF) and Minnesota National Guard was commemorated this weekend by military exercise of 27 CAF members and the same number of members of the Minnesota National Guard, and by the meeting in Minnesota of Ministry of Defense State Secretary Pjer Šimunović, Croatia, with Minnesota National GGuard Commander Major General Richard C. Nash. The military exercise was led for the first time by the Croatian Army female officer Second Lieutenant Manuela Denzic.

Drago Struna and his view to natural beauties of Croatia, in particular of Istria
We inivte you to see some very nice sets of photos prepared by Drago Struna, devoted to various parts of Croatia, in particular to Istria. Some presentations are accompanied by authentic Croatian music. Mr. Drago Struna is high school professor of chemistry, amateur photographer, and nature lover.

Croatian merchants from Dubrovnik built the church of St Blaise-St Vlaho in Goa in India in the 16th century
 Nicholas Mirkovich in his study “Ragusa and the Portuguese Spice Trade”, Slavonic and Eastern European Review, London, March 1943, wrote the following: “During the absence of Venice the largest part of the oriental trade was taken over by Ragusa, which about 1530-1540 had a virtual monopoly of that trade. For a decade or two there existed a sharp competition between Ragusa and Portugal, which was carried on also in Portugal's own East Indian empire. The Ragusan (i.e. Dubrovnik) colony Sao Braz (Saint Vlaho) near Goa is one of the strangest and most interesting examples of the economic expansion of that little Republic in the period of the commercial revolution.” Article by Adam S. Eterovich Bracanin, on the left.

Ustavom Republike Hrvatske utvrđena je ustavna obveza Republike Hrvatske da štiti prava i interese svojih državljana koji žive ili borave u inozemstvu i promiče njihove veze s domovinom. Temeljito pročitajte dokument, proširite ga, pošaljite prijateljima koji imaju ideje i znaju ih napisati. Predugo smo čekali ovakav dokument da bi prošao samo kao jedna od točaka na Saborskim sjednicama. Dakle, radi se o dokumentu koji će se pretočiti u zakon, i tu smo u prilici sugerirati, savjetovati, tražiti i obrazlagati sve što nas tišti, što nam nedostaje, što mozemo poboljšati, pojednostaviti te ubrzati procese sjedinjenja dijaspore i matice domovine. Idejni začetnik dokumenta je Dr. Ivan Bagarić.

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