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Old January 29th, 2012, 03:03 PM   #5721
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Albania was a different case not really part of the eastern block.

The Albanian dictator Enver Hohxa was a paranoid in relations to the supporting countries. Initially, he was a buddy to Yugoslavia, then to Soviet Union, and finally to China. After breaking the relationships to China, the country took the strategy of isolation, and it remained more a less a white spot on the European map.

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Sport tournaments make different countries to play together between them all around Europe (and all the world, of course). Maybe football is the most popular but not all.

There were one period when Spain and Albania played together several matches in some years (as well as I remember several matches agains Feroe Islands, not very usual, and against San Marino, even nothing against other countries)


Last match against Albania played in Spain, with a very strong country isolation made that most of players decided not to return Albania after the match.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #5722
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I have seen the same thing on the Czech-Austrian border Mikulov-Drasenhofen where czech police stopped trucks, not only for the control of toll payement but for complete check
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Old January 31st, 2012, 12:47 AM   #5723
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On YouTube, there is a 1979 Italian report about Albania (five parts - first one here). Somewhere in it, a school exercise is shown where one "target" is the then U.S. president and the other is Brezhnev
I took some time to translate this report from Italian to English:

In Albanian villages the use of vendetta was a serious problem. Groups of men used to form alliances to fight their personal enemies. Be unfaithful toward an allied was regarded as a very seriuos guilt. During the war the (communist) party re-educated Albanian people.
"Let's the comrade Henver Hoxa live as long as or mountains." - He made Albania a prosperous country. He built everywhere factories, schools and industrial compounds.
Karl Marx though that the communist revolution should be made by factory workers. Mao Tse Tung changed this interpretation and the Chinese revolution was done mostly by poor peasants. In Albania a different kind of revolution happened although nobody theorized it: it was made by shepherds and peasants and we still remember it.
Popular epic poetry is used to narrate the Resistance, before against Italians and later against Germans. Communist Party's leaders are described as Homeric heroes.
The thypical Albanian dance: at the beginning women started to dance, with graceful movements, later also men with more masculine movements. Women use to wear a red dress, made by brides themselves before wedding and dance with a hankie in a hand. Those dances are performed at public festivals and wedding ceremonies.
For years, in Europe and in the world we though that Albania was like a small piece of China in Europe, but it had never been a little China, neither a little Soviet Union, nor the 6th Yugoslav republic (probably the speaker means 7th). It's a sovreign country with an indipendent party who follow the right Marxist-Leninist policy. Those who disagree this policy, aren't communists.

Yes, it may seem weird hear this piece of real communist propaganda from a TV report of a Western country. But Italy until the fall of Berlin wall had a strong communist party (PCI) who really regarded Stalin, Lenin, Mao, etc... as heroes and though that the only way for a better future was a communist revolution.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 01:37 AM   #5724
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I found these pictures from my trip to Serbia+Romania along Danube river.
This is a ferry border crossing, AFAIK not with cars at Donji Milanovac (SRB).







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This one from village Vinci (SRB) towards Moldova Noua (RO)


And from Golubac (SRB) towards Romania


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Old January 31st, 2012, 02:13 AM   #5725
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Why is there a statue of mammoth? Was it found nearby?
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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:50 AM   #5726
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Why is there a statue of mammoth? Was it found nearby?
Quick Google search:
This Mammoth statue is the unofficial mascot of the small town on the Danube River. Remains of prehistoric mammoths were found nearby in 1996 and in June 2009.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:53 PM   #5727
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@ cinxxx: great pics, thanks!
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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:35 PM   #5728
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@ cinxxx: great pics, thanks!


I recently found this thread, and I am reading it from start.
Unfortunately a lot of pictures are not available anymore.
But anyway, great thread!
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Old February 1st, 2012, 04:29 AM   #5729
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Danube is full of garbage :/
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Old February 1st, 2012, 11:32 AM   #5730
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Danube seems an Alpine lake rather a river. It's really wide!
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Old February 1st, 2012, 05:17 PM   #5731
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Danube seems an Alpine lake rather a river. It's really wide!
Well in the places near the dam it kind of is a lake, it's artifical bigger .

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Danube is full of garbage :/
Danube is beautiful, you could also see the nice parts, not only the garbage.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 08:47 PM   #5732
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Danube seems an Alpine lake rather a river. It's really wide!
There is a reason: in that area Danube has created a kind of lake at its entering into Danube Gorges.
Btw, take a look at this picture. I made it in Baziaş, where Danube enters in Romania. On the left, Serbian shore. Danube there is huge.

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Danube is beautiful, you could also see the nice parts, not only the garbage.
Danube is magical. You can see some pictures of Danube Gorges here. The link is somehow on-topic, since all pictures are taken on the Romanian/Serbian border created by Danube. Some of the pics are even taken in Serbia. There is no border crossing though.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 10:10 PM   #5733
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i agree, Danube is magical and fascinating river! none of the world rivers never impressed me so much!
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Old February 1st, 2012, 11:04 PM   #5734
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There is a reason: in that area Danube has created a kind of lake at its entering into Danube Gorges.
Btw, take a look at this picture. I made it in Baziaş, where Danube enters in Romania. On the left, Serbian shore. Danube there is huge.


Danube is magical. You can see some pictures of Danube Gorges here. The link is somehow on-topic, since all pictures are taken on the Romanian/Serbian border created by Danube. Some of the pics are even taken in Serbia. There is no border crossing though.
Except of the road from Moldova Noua to Bazias, I drove the entire Danube border road with Serbia until Portile de Fier I bridge.
Absolutely superb.

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Old February 2nd, 2012, 12:59 AM   #5735
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I agree it's the greatest river of Europe, but I just reported what I saw.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 01:16 AM   #5736
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I agree it's the greatest river of Europe, but I just reported what I saw.
Of course . Danube is a very long river, crossing through so many countries, and it's navigable. Also, there are many large rivers flowing into Danube. Therefore the pollution. It's sad, but unavoidable.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 09:31 AM   #5737
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Because of extremely low temperatures the Danube started to freeze in Romania:


*It's in Romanian. Sorry.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 11:16 PM   #5738
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There is a reason: in that area Danube has created a kind of lake at its entering into Danube Gorges.
Btw, take a look at this picture. I made it in Baziaş, where Danube enters in Romania. On the left, Serbian shore. Danube there is huge.
I guess it's where the island Ada-Kaleh used to be. Now it is underwater.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 11:36 PM   #5739
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I guess it's where the island Ada-Kaleh used to be. Now it is underwater.
Also other, like village Dubova, which was moved, also historical center of Orsova is under water, for some people it was a huge drama, loosing all their land and houses and work.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #5740
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Is bribing still common at border crossing in Eastern Europe? If so, where?
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