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» Steve Rukavina behind the story about Joe Biden President-Elect of the USA
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/16/2020 | Politics , People | Unrated

On the photo from 2010, Steve Rukavina with Joe Biden, who was back then vicepresident of the USA, now President -Elect of the USA. Steve Rukavina has Croatian roots, and he visited the land of his parents 19 times. He is very active in the NFCACF (National Federation of Croatian Americans, Cultural Foundation), as well as in fostering closer ties between Croatia and the USA. NFCA has organized more than 250 meetings with the USA Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with American diplomats. On Nov. 2020, Steve Rukavina gave an interview to Croatian journal Večernji list.
» Artur R. Bagdasarov wrote a new monograph: Croatian Language - a View from Russia
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/13/2020 | Croatian Language , Education | Unrated

Artur R. Bagdasarov, an Armenian scholar living in Moscow, expert in Croatian language, has published a new monograph: Hrvatski jezik. Pogled iz Rusije (Croatian Language - a View from Russia), Moscow 2020, 388 pp. The book is intended primarily for Russian readers willing to learn more about Croatian language. The book can be useful to anybody, from experts to amateurs. Dr. Bagdasarov is a recipient of a prestigious INA Award for his activities in popularizing Croatian culture internationally. Furthermore, he is an author of numerous articles published in various Croatian journals.
» Yoko Nishii's lecture about Croatia in the Toba High School in Japan 2020
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/31/2020 | Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated

The city of Toba in Japan has a high school attended by 169 students. Yoko Nishii, living in the city of Ise close to Toba, has delivered a lecture about Croatia, its history and culture, repeated for all six classes of the school (on 25th and 26th October, 2020). Yoko Nishii has prepared 150 beautiful slides dealing with Croatia. She is not only fluent in Croatian language, but as a pianist she visited almost every corner of Croatia: she had as many as 49 soloist concerts in 24 cities throughout the country.
» Croatian soccer international matches in 1940 with Switzerland and in 1990 with the USA
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/21/2020 | Sports , Politics , Education | Unrated
Nenad Bach: Svaka čast ekipi kreativaca koji su ostvarili kako sam dogadjaj tako i ovaj film koji će ući u povijest, htjeli to neki ili ne. Svaka čast Nenad Petrić, Dado Komerički i Ivan Blažičko, izvrsno ste složili ovaj film, bez dinamičke rupe, sve teče kako treba, s puno emocija i činjenica. Ivan John Opačak, što za reći nego veliko HVALA, pokazali ste svoje sportske i ljudske kvalitete. Zadnja rečenica u filmu Mladena Vedriša, zapovjednika kriznog štaba u Zagrebu za vrijeme rata te predsjednika HNS-a 1990-1994 govori sve: "Ništa manje nije bio drugačiji odnos u ratu. Bila je to bitka Davida i Golijata koju smo u ratu dobili. Prema tome mi kao nacija imamo jedan snažan potencijal. Imamo snagu za presudne momente, imamo talent ..." On the photo Troy Dayak, USA soccer player, who discovered his Croatian roots in 1990.
» Mahatma Gandhi and Kristian Krekovic connecting India and Croatia
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/8/2020 | Politics , People , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
   
» Paul Bucha recipient of the Medal of Honor has Croatian roots
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/20/2020 | People , Education | Unrated
Paul "Buddy" Bucha was born on August 1, 1943, in Washington, D.C. He is of Croatian descent; his paternal grandfather immigrated to the United States from the Croatian town of Našice. He graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School in 1961. An all-American swimmer in high school, Bucha was offered athletic scholarships to several universities but turned them down and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. After graduation he earned a Master of Business Administration at Stanford University before beginning his military career at Fort Campbell. Bucha was sent to Vietnam in 1967 as a captain and commander of Company D, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment.
» Damjan Rodin 1910-1968 Croatian priest in Brasil founder of Vila Croacia in Rio de Janeiro
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/11/2020 | Music , Sports , People , In Memoriam , Education , Charity , Religion | Unrated
Damjan Rodin was one of the first Croatian priests to move to Brazil after the Second World War, where he organised the religious and community life of the ethnic Croatian community in Sao Paulo. In Rio de Janeiro he continued his important work for Croatians and Brazilians. He was born in the Šibenik hinterland (in the town of Prvić Luka on the island of Prvić) and moved to Brazil in 1947, working as parish priest in Sao Paulo. He raised a favela in Rio de Janeiro now known as Vila Croacia, part of the Senador Camara district.
» Christophe Dolbeau published his monograph "By the Croatian Patriots" in French in 2019
Christophe Dolbea published his new monograph entitled Aux cotes des patriotes croates (By the Croatian Patriots), as a private edition, in 2019. The book commprises 11 chapters, and ends with a complete bibliography of the author. In the middle of the book, twelve pages containing the photos of the main persons described in the book are exhibited. The book deals with Croatian emmigration in France, with parts of which the author was very close. We also learn of Dominque Gay, a young Frenchman who fought during Homland Defensive War and tragically died in Croatia in 1992 near te town Drniš. The book represent an important contribution to the study of the history of Croatian emmigration in France.
» Yoko Nishii presenting Dora Pejacevic and the town of Nasice in Croatia
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 09/10/2020 | Music , Education | Unrated
In this article we present a nice video prepared by Yoko Nishii (Ise, Japan), dedicated to the 135th anniversary of the birth of Dora Pejačević (on the photo), the first Croatian woman composer of international reputation. In this video, Yoko plays Pejačević's "Chanson sans paroles" in C Major Op. 5 (Song without words), accompanied with lovely sceneries from the town of Našice, where Dora was living, and where Yoko already had several pianist concerts. Yoko Nishii had nearly fifty soloist concerts in as many as 24 Croatian cities and towns. We should also stress that she speaks Croatian.
» Japan remembering Vladimir Devide 1925-2010 Croatian haiku poet and mathematician

Mihovil Rismondo, Croatian painter from the city of Split (age 71), painted twelve canvases inspired by haiku poetry, under the auspices of Japanese Embassy in Croatia and the Tourist Association of the city of Zagreb. In this way, ten years since the death of Vladimir Devide have been marked, a well known Croatian haiku and mathematician. He was the greatest promoter of Japanese culture in Croatia. For his contributions in popularization of Japanese culture he was awarded the prestigious Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure - Konsanto Zuihosho.
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