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Recent blogs

  • Sanja Stamenkovic Fri, Dec 25, 2015

    It's that time of the year again. People around the world are celebrating all kinds of holidays - Christmas, New Years' Eve, Hanukah etc. The people of the Balkans are especially joyful in the winter times. Many nations of the Balkans have their own traditions and customs. Three main religions in the Balkans are Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Islam. Christmas is one of the biggest Christian holiday. There is a common misconception that orthodox and catholic believers celebrate this day on a different date.

  • ArishaUl Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    In the summer of 2015, Murmansk Oblast registered large outbreaks of a deadly epidemic among river salmon in the region. At the end of the year, regional fishermen faced another concern: new cases of fish disease had reportedly been found in one of the rivers of the Kola Peninsula. 

    This time a would-be illness has spread among vendace. Photos of fish with strange spots on their skin were published in the social media in late November.