One of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vinča culture, evolved within the Belgrade area in the 6th millennium BC. In antiquity, Thraco-Dacians inhabited the region, and after 279 BC Celts conquered the city, naming it Singidūn. It was conquered by the Romans during the reign of Augustus, and awarded city rights in the mid-2nd century. It was settled by the Slavs in the 520s, and changed hands several times between the Byzantine Empire, Frankish Empire, Bulgarian Empire and Kingdom of Hungary before it became the capital of Serbian kingStephen Dragutin (1282–1316). In 1521, Belgrade was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and became the seat of the Sanjak of Smederevo. It frequently passed from Ottoman to Habsburg rule, which saw the destruction of most of the city during the Austro-Ottoman wars. Belgrade was again named the capital of Serbia in 1841. Northern Belgrade remained the southernmost Habsburg post until 1918, when the city was reunited. As a strategic location, the city was battled over in 115 wars and razed to the ground 44 times. Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia (in various forms of governments) from its creation in 1918, to its final dissolution in 2006.
As the first feature documentary film about Belgrade, it presents the Serbian capital through the eyes of its inhabitants, presenting the history, culture, food and nightlife of the city. The film is presented in English and hosted by Boris Malagurski, who, according to his production company Malagurski Cinema, aims to capture the spirit of the Serbian capital. The author claims that Belgrade boasts a unique quality and energy, in spite of the fact that it was destroyed and rebuilt over 40 times in its history and that the greatest attraction of the city are the citizens themselves.
The documentary features interviews with prominent Belgraders, such as tennis player Novak Djokovic, who was also featured in the official trailer of the film.
Belgrade resident Chris Bryce Vanhouten, 28, was arrested Oct.14 for what authorities allege is a long-standing scheme to steal athletic collectibles from his employer ...RonaldScott Ohlin, 49, of Belgrade, allegedly was weaving in his vehicle at 2 a.m ... 15 when he pulled out of the magic DiamondCasino and started north on Jackrabbit.
Chona Lacion Valenzuela, 54, of Belgrade, was picked up for probation violations in including refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test, no drinking (she was in the MagicDiamondCasino with a drink), no gambling (she was in the Magic Diamond Casino gambling), and not staying clear of casinos (she was in the Magic Diamond Casino gambling).
It showed the man was at or near the La QuintaHotel in Belgrade at the time he placed the call ... A 37-year-old Belgrade man was charged with partner or family member assault for attacking his father after causing a ruckus in the older man’s home last week ... in Belgrade last week.
TownPump just finished design plans for a sidewalk it will build along the west side of Jackrabbit between Madison Avenue and Main Street, an improvement the city required upon issuing a building permit for expansion of the company’s gas station and casino on the northwest corner of Jackrabbit and Madison.
With the upcoming bidding for the new casino to be built at Elliniko and the sale of Club HotelLoutraki, operator of the Loutraki casino west of Athens, competition between prospective operators is heating up ... The loan is guaranteed by Club Hotel Loutraki’s other casino, in Belgrade.