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» Denis Vignot author of the novel Le Choix / The Choice dealing with Croatia published in France
By Darko Žubrinić | Published 01/16/2018 | People , History , Education , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
Denis Vignot from France wrote a deeply moving historical novel entitled Le Choix (The Choice), dealing with Croatia in the early 1990s during the Yugoslav and Serbian agression on Croatia. It is based on personal experiances in Croatia, dealing with love, with the country in trouble, with honor. This extraordinary book, published in France in 20016, containing more than 750 pages. One of the main protagonists in the book is Anton Domovina, former memeber of the French Legion, which the readers will easily recognize (Domovina = Homeland, in Croatian). The author, Denis Vignot, deserves our deep gratitude for having written this monumental literary testimony.
» Croatian tamburitza orchestral play widespread throughout the world
By Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/17/2017 | Music , Entertainment , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Croatian tamburitza tradition goes back to the mid 19th century, when orchestral tamburiza play has been introduced in the city of Osijek on the NW of Croatia. It soon became quite widespread, not only in Croatia, but in many other countries throughout the world. Tamburitza play is an essential part of Croatian music culture, recognizable throughout the globe, especially in the USA, Argentina, Chile and Australia. In Croatia, there even used to be tamburitza orchestras for blind children. Orchestras for girls and women bear witness of an early emancipation of Croatian women already in the early 1900s. On the photo see Ann Elias from the Croatian Tamburitza Orchestra in the USA between the two World wars.
» Slobodan Praljak 1945-2017 the truth about Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
By Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/29/2017 | People , In Memoriam , History , Education , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
On the photo Slobodan Praljak 1945-2017, portrayed by Ante Gotovina. Slobodan Praljak is holder of three academic titles - in Electrical Engineering, in Humanities (Sociology and Philosophy) and from Theatre and Film Academy, all of them from the University of Zagreb. On Carla del Ponte: "If I, by any chance, Slobodan Praljak, had written or said such qualification [see in the article], no matter when, in any form whatsoever, in relation to any nation or group during the war in the territories of the former Yugoslavia, I would have been sentenced to 5 years of prison for it only."
» Croatian Coat of Arms from 15th to 19th centuries
By Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/27/2017 | Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
We provide a selection from a wide variety of Croatian Coat of Arms appearing during the time span of four centuries - from the 15th to 19th centuries. They appear not only in Croatia, but also thrhought Europe and in both Americas. On the photo is Croatian Coat of Arms appearing in Innsbruck, Austria, dating from dating from 1495/96. We provide just a selection of an immense number of interesting artefacts. Many consider the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Croatia to be mong the most beutiful in the world.
» Sead Muhamedagic distinguished Croatian literary translator from German
By Darko Žubrinić | Published 04/11/2017 | Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Sead Ivan Muhamedagić was born in Zagreb in 1954, where lives as a literary translator, journalist and poet. He translates fiction, poems, essays, scholarly texts on literature and music as well as pedagogical texts from German into Croatian, and vice versa. He translates works of German-language authors such as Thomas Berhnhard, Elfriede Jelinek, Annemarie Schimmel, Werner Schwab, Arthur Schnitzler, Peter Turrini, Karl Kraus, Gert Jonke, Klaus Hensel and W.G. Sebald. Despite being blind since his birth, he is working not only in Zagreb, but is also teaching students in Austria, at the Pedagogical College in the city of Graz.
» Vukovar 1991 - 2016 and music inspired by the destiny of the Baroque city on Danube river
By Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/19/2016 | Music , In Memoriam , History , Education | Unrated
Twenty five years have passed since the 1991 Vukovar tragedy. We provide several music expressions inspired by the events which marked Croatian contemporary history, as well as that of contemporary Europe. Among others, we provide music by Nenad Bach, Tomislav Ivčić (on the photo), Veritas aeterna, Dalmatino, Klapa Adriaticum, Buco, Miroslav Štivčić and others.
» Stanko Bilinski's rhombic dodecahedron discovered in Croatia in 1960 and nicely described by Matt Parker
Academician Stanko Bilinski 1909-1998, was distinguished Croatian mathematician, an expert in the field of Geometry. In 1960, he discovered the rhombic dodecahedron. A consequence of results from his PhD dissertation defended in 1944 (published in 1948, both at the University of Zagreb) is that there are precisely 14 semiregular (Archemidian) polyhedra. His results are cited and discussed by distinguished geometers like Coxeter, Grünbaum, Miyazaki, Tekada, and others. In May 2016, Matt Parker from the University of London (Queen Mary) created a very interesting and entertaining video in Dubrovnik, dealing with this nice geometric object.
» Nenad Bach successfully finished his workshop at the 56th International Children's Festival in Sibenik
By Darko Žubrinić | Published 07/3/2016 | Music , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Nenad Bach, proslavljeni hrvatski pjevač, skladatelj i izvođač koji je tijekom svoje uspješne međunarodne umjetničke karijere surađivao s Lucianom Pavarottijem, Bonom Voxom iz grupe U2, Brianom Enom, Richiem Havensom, Garthom Hudsonom i Rickom Dankom iz slavne grupe "The Bend" koja je bila prateći band Boba Dylama, Vinceom Welnickom iz legendarnog banda "Grateful Dead", glumcima Martinom Sheenom, Michaelom Yorkom, Johnom Malkovichem i mnogim drugima, sudionik festivala "Woodstock 94" i autor kompilacijskih albuma Brucea Springsteena, Leonarda Cohena i Allena Ginsberga, u crkvi sv. Duha u Šibeniku otpjevao je, prateći se na drevnim orguljama iz 1640. godine, svoju pjesmu "I Will Follow You".
» Filip Cvitic and his Fabula Croatica offer nice looking, edible and tasteful products
By Darko Žubrinić | Published 06/1/2016 | Business | Unrated
Filip Cvitić has created a series of chocolates, which promote Croatian cultural heritage in a way consumers find attractive, with which they could connect with their everyday lives and through which they will see their own culture. Chocolates DOBRO describe the stories about music, art, science, economy, customs and daily life of people who make a particular Craotian city. These chocolates are supplied from Croatian chocolate factories. In the packaging, these stories are written in four languages: Croatian, English, German and Italian. Through these written stories it is possible to get acquainted with the cultural values ​​of the city.
» Mate Rimac: How We Build The World's Fastest Electric Car
By Darko Žubrinić | Published 02/16/2016 | Science , People , Humor And Wisdom , Education , Companies , Business | Unrated
Focused on high-performance that comes from a unique fusion of light build, and pure, seamless power, Rimac Automobili was driven from the world we were, passionate petrolheads, into the world of electric propulsion that we are today. Rimac Automobili is a family of enthusiasts, engineers and designers on their quest to discover new ways of making cars faster, and to prove to the World that fun can be electric - far more than anyone ever imagined. Located in Croatia, near Zagreb, the Rimac factory is a place where magic has happened since 2009. When you love what you do, you don't work, you play and thus create art. 
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