Women from East Europe

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“A Serb makes a good wife: she can pull the cart out of mud.”

That old Serbian proverb, its genius author has no name.    It’s like the earthy quip from a hospital that I once heard in real life; after her severe car crash, the emergency doctor told her worried husband: Don’t you worry man, those Herzegovinian vipers are hard to kill!

I’m personally half Serb and  half Herzegovinian, so I take these attitudes to my heart, half proud and half offended. But my American friend said: what about the Serbian and Herzegovinian husbands?   Are they pleased about their mud-carting vipers?  Is that the kind of proper home-girl that a local guy just has to have?

Good questions!   If enough years go by, a man gets used to the woman of the house, muddy viper or not.  But what about the opinions of the rest of the…

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Senat izglasao pristupanje Crne Gore u NATO

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Američki Senat ratifikovao je u utorak Protokol o pristupanju Crne Gore NATO-u, javlja “Glas Amerike”.

Rezolucija o članstvu Crne Gore usvojena je ogromnom većinom glasova senatora iz obje stranke – 97 se izjasnilo ZA, dok su samo dvojica senatora, Rend Pol i Majk Li, bili protiv.

“Senat je gotovo jednoglasno poslao jasnu poruku da stoji čvrsto uz Crnu Goru, a protiv zastrašivanja od strane Kremlja”, saopštila je za Glas Amerike demokratska senatorka Džin Šahin

“Crnogorsko članstvo u NATO-u će ojačati Alijansu i istovremeno osnažiti demokratiju i nezavisnost Crne Gore. Sjedinjene Države su se uvijek snažno zalagale za slobodu i demokratiju u Evropi i Senat je danas učvrstio pravo Crne Gore na samoopredeljenje”, naglasila je senatorka iz Nju Hempšira.
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