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Milosevic Death Revives Serbs’ Pain, Pride

At a sprawling open market in Belgrade, egg vendor Stana Simic wiped yolk on her apron Tuesday and defied anyone to disparage Serbia or Slobodan Milosevic. ”He was a good man,” she said, brushing snow from cartons of eggs. ”Things worked while he was in power. … The very moment they sent him to The Hague, they sold out the entire country.” Milosevic’s death last weekend at a detention center in the Netherlands, where he was being tried for war crimes before a U.N. tribunal, has unleashed a wave of nostalgia and defensive national pride for some Serbs. For others, it has revived a sense of collective shame. Full Story

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