A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Jelena Stupljanin

While in high school, Jelena ended up in a drama studio where she was trained and tutored by the late legendary acting professor Milenko Maricic. Then, a year later she was accepted at the prestigious National Academy of Dramatic Arts of Serbia, after auditioning with nearly 1000 candidates, in the class of the renown professor Gordana Maric. She completed the four years endeavor ahead of time with excellence and an award 'Branivoj Djordjevic' for best student in diction.

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Jelena won the hearts of the nation playing the title role in the musical 'Front Page Doll,' which earned her the best actress award of Theater 'Terazije'. This was the beginning of a new era of Jelena's career. Her success continued when she became a permanent member of one of the leading European theater companies' Atelje 212, where she took part in many mainstream productions, both nationally and internationally, including tours in most of the European countries.

Although she has appeared in many minor TV and Film productions before, Lisice-Foxes, a TV cult title featured on the national Serbian broadcast, that 'introduced' Jelena Stupljanin to the mass TV audiences across Serbia and the Balkans. Being one of the lead characters, Jelena and her fellow cast members mesmerized the spectators and made Foxes a grand success.

With the great generosity and support of Svetozar Cvetkovic (the artistic director of Atelje 212), HRH Princess Elizabeth Karageorgevic of Serbia as well as Ms Eileen Murray, Jelena was sponsored to attend the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York.

Currently Jelena is based bi-continentally and works both in Europe and the US on both the east and the west coast, and she is equally successful on stage and on screen.

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Steve Tesich

Steve Tesich was an American Oscar-winning (1980) screenwriter, playwright and novelist.

Tesich was born on September 29th, 1942 as Stojan Tešić in Uzice, Yugoslavia (now Republic of Serbia) and emigrated to the USA with his family when he was 14 years old. They settled in East Chicago, Indiana, and Tesich later graduated from Indiana University in 1965, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity..

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The Hagia Sophia

The Mystical Light of the Great Church and its Architectural Dress

by Charalambos P. Stathakis

Dear reader, as you run like the rest of us along the dizzy main road, stop, stay aside for a while. Let the others be dizzy, and take the secret underground trail, which will lead you through the dewdrops of the leaves, the crystal smile of the sun, the city’s underground galler- ies, your knowledge, and your feelings, to the doorstep of the Hagia Sophia. Because all dew- drops, all sunrays, and all beauty lead there. That is what you will be told by my friend, the author, whom I am fond of and whom I send you to, Charalambos Stathakis: the doctor, the warm and humane researcher, the scientist devoted to his work and his patients, who has given a series of scientific papers, who, nevertheless, retains a nest of beauty untouched in his heart, which makes him outstanding—even though he is not a specialist in architecture, nor a historian, nor a theologian, nor a Byzantinist—it makes him stand out in all these together and in entirety.

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