15 June 2016

#1111 Montenegro


Montenegro (MontenegrinCrna Gora / Црна Гора, meaning "Black Mountain") is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, and Albania to the south-east. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica, while Cetinje is designated as the Prijestonica, meaning the former Royal Capital City.

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Petar II Petrović-Njegoš (Serbian CyrillicПетар II Петровић-Његош; 13 November [O.S. 1 November] 1813 – 31 October [O.S. 19 October] 1851), commonly referred to simply as Njegoš, was a Prince-Bishop (vladika) of Montenegro, poet and philosopher whose works are widely considered some of the most important in Montenegrin and Serbian literature.

Danilo Petrović Njegoš (CyrillicДанило Петровић Његош; 25 May 1826 – 13 August 1860), was the Metropolitan or Prince-Bishop of Montenegro (as Danilo II) and later prince of Montenegro from 1851 to 1860 (as Danilo I). During his reign, Montenegro became a secular state, a lay principality instead of a bishopric-principality. He became involved in a war with the Ottoman Empire in 1852, the Porte claiming jurisdiction in Montenegro, and the boundaries between the two countries were not defined until 1858. Danilo, with the help of his elder brother, Voivode Mirko, defeated the Ottomans at Ostrog in 1853 and in the Battle of Grahovac in 1858. On January 12, 1855 at Njegoš he married Darinka Kvekić, who was born in a wealthy Serbian merchant family in Trieste on December 31, 1837 and died on February 14, 1892), daughter of Marko Kvekić and wife Jelisaveta Mirković. They had one daughter, Olga (Cetinje, March 19, 1859 - Venice, September 21, 1896), who never married and died young.

Petar Lubarda (Serbian CyrillicПетар Лубарда; 27 July 1907 Ljubotinj, Principality of Montenegro – 13 February 1974 BelgradeSR SerbiaSFRY) was a Montenegrin-Serbian painter, considered to be an influential figure on post-war painting in former Yugoslavia. Lubarda was member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA). Before his death Lubarda left a letter in which he demanded that on every occasion that he be identified as being of Serbian nationality. This letter is now deposed in the Archives of SASA. His most preferred subject was The Battle of Kosovo, which Lubarda painted in various formats in more than 30 versions.

He was born in Ljubotinj, near CetinjePrincipality of Montenegro. He studied painting in Belgrade and Paris. From 1932 until his death he lived in Belgrade, with exception of period 1946 – 1950 when he was professor at Art School of Herceg Novi. His work is inspired by Serbian history and Montenegrin landscape. He won many awards, in EuropeBrazil and on Tokyo Biennale.

Dejan Savićević (Cyrillic: Дејан Савићевић; born 15 September 1966), is a Montenegrin former football player. Since 2004 he has been the president of the Montenegrin Football Association (FSCG).

Savićević was a part of the Red Star Belgrade team that won the 1990–91 European Cup before joining A.C. Milan in 1992. With Milan, he won three Serie A titles and the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League. He represented Yugoslavia at the 1990and 1998 FIFA World Cups and, after his retirement from playing, coached the Serbia and Montenegro national team between 2001 and 2003. Following an illustrious professional playing career that lasted 18 seasons, as well as a short and unsuccessful head coaching stint during the early 2000s, he has turned to administrative matters – becoming, during summer 2004, the president of the Montenegrin FA.

Biogradska Gora is a forest and a national park in Montenegro within Kolašin municipality. It is the site of one of the last three rainforests in Europe. The landscape is one of mountain ridges, glacial lakes, and temperate forest.

Zla Kolata (Montenegrin: Зла Колата, Zla KolataAlbanianKollata e Keqe) is a mountain of the Prokletije on the border of Montenegro and Albania. It has an elevation of 2,534 metres (8,314 ft), making it the highest mountain in Montenegro, and the 16th highest in Albania. It is located on the border of the Plav municipality of Montenegro and the Tropojë district of Kukës County, Albania. Zla Kolata has an enormous summit and is a popular tourist destination in both countries. Standing with 2,528 metres (8,294 ft) only slightly lower is Kolata e Mirë, also located on the border. The highest peak is placed completely on Albanian soil and called Maja e Kollatës; it rises 2,552 m (8,373 ft) but is despite the dramatic views into Valbona Valley not as often visited.

Vranac (Montenegrin and Serbian CyrillicВранац) is a variety of grapes and a red wine from Montenegro. It is protected as intellectual property and Montenegrin geographical indication of origin since 1977. Vranac is considered the most important variety of grape in Montenegro and one of the most important in the Republic of Macedonia (where it is known as Vranec). As it is a local specialty and due to its localized geography, it produces a dry red wine of a unique taste and character that is synonymous with the Balkans. Vranac berries are large and deeply colored, with its dark berries growing on moderately vigorous and very productive vines. The fruit is harvested by hand. Depending on the area, this harvest can begin from mid-September and continue into October.

Date of Issue: 2006 | Europa CEPT 2006 'Integration of Immigrants'

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Received on: June 15, 2016

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