Destroyed MT-LB armored vehicle in Sweden

From August to November 2008, I was involved in the Swedish Armed Forces as a soldier within the Home Guard (Hemvärnet), similar to army reserve units and territorial units in armed forces worldwide. At that time, I aspired to become full-time employed within the Swedish military to be able to work as staff in peace-keepingContinue reading “Destroyed MT-LB armored vehicle in Sweden”

Arholma Maritime Museum

Are you in Stockholm and admire maritime history? In such case, if you like to travel for longer distances, try to travel to the island of Arholma. The island is the last stop when taking a ferry from Stockholm. Also, you can take a bus to Norrtaelje (Norrtälje) and from there another bus where SimpnaesContinue reading “Arholma Maritime Museum”

Neo-liberalism, Soros and CIA – conspiracy theories in areas of ex-Yugoslavia and the Soviet union

Why do many people in Balkans believe that Corona does not exist and that 5G is a conspiracy connected to Bill Gates? Recently, I read an article by weekly columnist Hynek Pallas who often writes about Central Europe in Swedish speaking daily media as Göteborgs Posten. Pallas has reviewed two research book called ”Conspiracy Theories inContinue reading “Neo-liberalism, Soros and CIA – conspiracy theories in areas of ex-Yugoslavia and the Soviet union”

Monument politics in ex-Yugoslavia

During 2020 there have been many debates about monuments concerning demonstrations and riots connected to the Black Lives Matter movement. Monuments as of Edward Colston in Bristol, UK and of General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, USA have been vandalised and/or destroyed.  My position when it comes to monuments is the following: Monuments are notContinue reading “Monument politics in ex-Yugoslavia”

500 Billion Dinar Question

In 1991, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ceased to exist as a sovereign state and UN-member. Before its collapse, socialist Yugoslavia had economic problems, including inflation. The inflation problems were temporarily handled by its last prime-minister Ante Markovic. According to the historian Tvrtko Jakovina based in Croatia, Markovic was especially successful in stopping theContinue reading “500 Billion Dinar Question”

Public Enemy in Sarajevo

This photo was taken by photo-journalist Fernando Costa Netto when he worked in Sarajevo during the war. Before and even during the war, many teenagers, youngsters and kids in Sarajevo grew up with music made in the USA such as rock and roll, rap, and hip hop. In Sarajevo, as in other parts of Bosnia,Continue reading “Public Enemy in Sarajevo”

The Soviet Soldier

I was watching a video clip via Youtube called “Soviet Soldier”.  The clip is from 1991, and I am unsure about the primary source since the clip seems to be either from some documentary movie or news session. Also, I am not aware at the moment of what tendencies this Youtube channel has. Hopefully isContinue reading “The Soviet Soldier”

Symbols of change – or not

Stockholm 2020-03-30 Recently I was going through my photos from childhood. I came to react strongly on the following photo due to the memory of my interests for history and social science. The photo is from the beginning from the 2000s, maybe 2002. It was taken in Bosnia, in the town of Teslic. I amContinue reading “Symbols of change – or not”