Krajina


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Kra·ji·na

 (krī′ē-nə)
A region of Croatia bordering on Bosnia and Herzegovina. Inhabited primarily by ethnic Serbs since the 1500s, the region opposed Croatia's secession from the former Yugoslavia and set up (1990) an autonomous Serbian state. It was retaken by Croatia in 1995, and the Serbian population was largely displaced.
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Na Likertovej skale 1-5 (1--nedostatocna, 5--vysoka schopnost) sme subjektivne hodnotili, do akej miery sa Slovensko prezentuje ako cielova krajina cestovneho ruchu schopna uspokojit dopyt francuzsky hovoriacich navstevnikov, ktore sa viazu na jednotlive kriteria.
Since July 2007, ICTY Prosecutor Serge Brammertz has been asking for archives to be handed over on the August 1995 military operation Storm', which ended in the disappearance of the transient Republic of Serbian Krajina and put an end to the Croatian war (1991-1995).
A group of actors from Belgrade, utterly unaware of what they're setting themselves up for, embark on a search for quick earnings -- on a "tour" around the Serbian Krajina. However, there they are thrust into the heart of war and begin to wander from war front to war front, from one army to the next.
However, in September 1993, the Croatian Army led an offensive against the Serb-held Republic of Krajina. A third cease-fire was called in March 1994, but it, too, was broken in May and August 1995, after which Croatian forces regained large portions of Krajina, prompting an exodus of Serbs from this area.
They were followed by some 300,000 Serbs driven out of their historic homelands in the Krajina, as Nato forces looked on.
That year, Croat forces murdered up to 400 Serb civilians in the town of Gospic; in 1995 almost 600,000 Serbs were driven from the Krajina region.
A few furlongs down the road, a jerry-built housing project, constructed for Serb settlers from the Krajina in an effort to shift the demographic balance a bit, is now occupied by Kosovar Albanian refugees.
Neoteta follows two tracks, divided neatly into two volumes: the first volume deals with the travails of a young Serbian painter and poet who had fled Krajina after the Croatian takeover, trying to make sense of his new life in Los Angeles and southern California.
Along with MPRI military advisers, Ceku helped plan the Croatian offensive that drove some 350,000 Croatian Serbs from Krajina province.
The Serbian minority within Croatia formed a majority within Krajina (until they were expelled by UN/Croat forces), but within that region were Croat minorities, as in Kijevo, which is 100 per cent Croat.