Sretenje – Ušće 2011 MEGA VIDEO POST

20 02 2011

Why is this Military Exercise Called “Ušće 2011”?

The military celebration is called Ušće after the urban neighborhood of Belgrade in the municipality of Novi Beograd where the miltiary exercise of the army’s Sretenje celebrations are held. Ušće is located on the mouth of the Sava river into the Danube, thus the name (ušće is Serbian for (river) mouth).

SRETENJE GOSPODNJE – February 15 2011

The Serbian Nation, Orthodox Church and Army celebrate the feast of Sretenje Gospodnje (English: Presentation of Jesus at the Temple) on the 2nd of February according to the Julian Calender or 15 February according to the Gregorian Calender.

  • On this day in 1804the First Serbian Uprising (Serbian Revolution) was begun to liberate Serbian lands from Ottoman rule.
  • On this day in 1835 the Sretenjski constitution was passed. This was Serbia’s the first democratic constitution and was heralded as Constitution Day.
  • Since 2006 Sretenje has been celebrated as independence day of the Republic of Serbia and the Day of the Serbian Military.

As promised the following is Balkan Monitors MEGA VIDEO POST of the Sretenje military celebrations. Included also are videos from around Serbia and the world of Serbs observing Feb 15 and the feast of Sretenje.

TELEVISION SPOTS

“Ušće 2011” –  TV Spots

NEWS REPORTS

RTS Announces “Ušće 2011”

RTV Vojvodina News Report

B92 News Report 1

B92 News Report 2

RTV Srbije Video – Guard

RTV Srbije Video – Guard

Television Report

Zastava Film – Guard Awaits President Tadic

Army Info Blog Videos

Serbian MoD Video Links

Arival of president Tadic, minister Sutanovac and general Miletic

Military excercise “USCE 2011” – 1

Military excercise “USCE 2011” – 2

Address by Lt. general Miletic

Address by minister Sutanovac

Address by minister Dacic

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