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Bellow: Montenegrin national emblem.
Together with Serbia, Montenegro forms the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Montenegro's population numbers around 650 000, by far the junior partner
in the Federal Republic. Currently, the government of Montenegro
is toying around with the possibility of independence, although most probably
nothing will come of it.
Montenegro has a unique position in Serbian history. Fact that
early Serbian state (Zeta) was located where Montenegro is today,
inability of the Ottoman army to conquer all of Montenegro, artistic brilliance
of Petar Petrovic Njegos as one of the earliest Serbian nationalists and
the myth of a mountainous patriarchal Montenegrin warrior - all have
contributed to Montenegrins being considered warrior cast of the Serbian
Podgorica is the capital city of Montenegro. The city was completely
destroyed by allies (who were targeting Germans of course) in the Second
World War, which explains why there is a great lack of old architecture.
Left: View from the river.
Right: An old bridge.
Left: Podgorica's University.
Right: A house in Podgorica.
Above: Ostrog, Serbian Orthodox Monastery near Podgorica.