By NICHOLAS KULISH
Published: January 10, 2010
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — The siege of Sarajevo had just begun the last time Vera Bagur, now 68, took the famous train line from Sarajevo to Belgrade. It was one of the few physical links that bound Muslims, Serbs and Croats.
Lala Tomljanovic and Vera Bagur, both 68, who share an apartment in Sarajevo, rode the train from Sarajevo to Belgrade for the first time in 18 years. More Photos
That unity was cracking into violence as she peered, against the conductor’s orders, out the window as tanks rolled past in the dry, unpicked cornfields.
“That was the time I realized it was going to be serious,” she said.
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Pushing the boat out ... Belgrade's waterways are home to cafes, restaurants and clubs on floating rafts called splavovi. Photograph: Image Source/Corbis
"The socialist idea cannot be rejected because of the crude failures of the real socialist model . . . the idea of socialism, viewed historically, belongs to the future." Veljko Kadijević: Yugoslavia National Defense Minister, 1990
IMAGE; From top of unfinished Museum of Revolution. On the background is the tower of HYPO Bank, remodelled after NATO bombings in 1999 when it was the former headquarter of Communist Party of Yugoslavia. Photo: Kyong Park 2006
"The segmentation of the Yugoslav political elite answers the questions of why, despite its absolute control of society, it did not succeed in finding a way out of the [economic and political] crisis [of 1980's]. The reason must be found in the fact that ineffectiveness of the political (and other) elites is not only a function of their control, but also of their unity. . . . A solution . . . . requires a fundamental change in the paradigm, a change in which the politocracy looses its dominant position." -Vladimir Goati
Image: LHE members drawing an imaginary map of the expedition, at the abandoned bath house in Belgrade. 2006, photo by Kyong Park
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In Belgrade at Context gallery, Rex, the Public Bath, Cultural Center Studentski grad, line 7, boats... on 08 and 09/08 were: Aaron Moulton, Aleksandar Mihailovic, Ana Dzokic, Andi Mayer, Angel Nevarez, Anna Müller, Anna Sala, Auke Touwslagger, Azra Aksamija, Diana Baldon, Dionis Escorsa, Dubravka Sekulic, Dusan Grlja, Elena Benigni, Francesca Ferguson, Giulia Fiocca, Goran Rakic, Grozdana Sisovic, Gu