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Tallinn: “Applied Nostalgia” photo exhibition
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talin 21092017_1An exhibition titled "Applied Nostalgia", authored by two artists from Serbia and Estonia capturing on their photographs similar images of the streets of Belgrade and Tallinn, was staged in the lobby of the National Library of Estonia, on 21 September 2017. A photographer from Belgrade, Marko Nikolic, and his Tallinn counterpart, Rait Tuulas, created this artistic project at the initiative and incentive of the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia. Each of them photographed street scenes in the counterpart's hometown, seeking motifs reminding them of their own city.

Ambassador Sasa Obradovic thanked the organizers and hosts of the exhibition, which he described as telling of the similarities existing between distant towns and peoples.

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"Once recognized, similarities draw us closer together, and I am in no doubt whatsoever when it comes to the successful recognition, for good people always recognize each other, in every society and in each town, regardless of national and ethnic differences", Obradovic said, expressing his satisfaction with the fact that he would be Serbia's Ambassador in Estonia at the time of marking two important anniversaries: the centenary of Estonian statehood and the 25th anniversary of renewed independence, and during Estonia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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State Secretary at the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia Anja Rovic pointed to a long tradition of this type of exhibition that the Ministry of European Integration displays in tandem with a country currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (for the 13th time so far), to reforms and aspirations of Serbia to accede to the Union, as efficiently as possible. Acting Undersecretary for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia Aino Lepik von Wirén said that her country supported the Western Balkan integration into the European Union, and Serbia's EU integration process, as it underwent the experience of transition and integration itself.

"Applied Nostalgia" will be mounted in Belgrade, in December 2017.
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