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Serbia: Serb leaders snub Sarajevo WWI ceremony01:05

Serbia: Serb leaders snub Sarajevo WWI ceremony

Serbia, Visegrad
June 28, 2014 at 21:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Serbian leaders commemorated the centenary of the outbreak of World War I in Visegrad's Andricgrad district, Saturday, and, simultaneously, the Andricgrad project's official opening. The Andricgrad 'town-within-a-town' was built over the past three years on the initiative of filmmaker Emir Kusturica, who attended the event alongside Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik.

Its opening was held to mark the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip, who many Serbs view as a hero. Serb leaders chose to attend the Visegrad event over commemorations in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo where Franz Ferdinand was killed one hundred years ago.

Andricgrad is named after Serbian Nobel Prize winning author Ivo Andric, and boasts an institute dedicated to research into World War I.

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Serbian leaders commemorated the centenary of the outbreak of World War I in Visegrad's Andricgrad district, Saturday, and, simultaneously, the Andricgrad project's official opening. The Andricgrad 'town-within-a-town' was built over the past three years on the initiative of filmmaker Emir Kusturica, who attended the event alongside Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik.

Its opening was held to mark the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip, who many Serbs view as a hero. Serb leaders chose to attend the Visegrad event over commemorations in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo where Franz Ferdinand was killed one hundred years ago.

Andricgrad is named after Serbian Nobel Prize winning author Ivo Andric, and boasts an institute dedicated to research into World War I.