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Shrinking Country: Serbia Struggles With Population Decline

BLAGOJEV KAMEN, SERBIA — Uros Trainovic remembers when his small mining village in eastern Serbia was a vibrant home to 200 families, had a school of its own, a doctor and a shop.How times have changed. Now, 60-odd years later, it’s a ghost village with just eight residents.The transformation of Blagojev Kamen is not unique in a country that experienced years of war and sanctions in the 1990s following the break-up of Yugoslavia. In a twist of historical irony, one of the causes behind those years of war was the idea of creating a Greater Serbia out of the ashes …read more

Source:: Voice of America



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