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

Brad Dexter

Brad Dexter (9. april 1917 – 11. decembar 2002; rođen kao Veljko Šošo) bio je američki glumac srpskog porekla. Glumačku karijeru je započeo nakon amaterskog bavljenja boksom i vojne službe u Drugom svetskom ratu. Specijalizovao se za karakterne uloge "tvrdih momaka", a najpoznatiji mu je nastup u znamenitom vesternu Sedam veličanstvenih.

Dexter je takođe bio poznat po burnom privatnom životu, pri čemu se isticao prvi brak s Peggy Lee. 1964. godine je spasio život Franku Sinatri i postao njegov prijatelj. Krajem 1970-ih je producirao TV-seriju Skag.

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Bred Dekster, čije je pravo ime bilo Veljko Sošo, igrao je brojnim filmskim ostvarenjima, među kojima su i "Asfalt na džungli" i "7 veličanstvenih". Glumio je zajedno i s Merlinin Monro, a njegov veliki prijatelj bio je Frenk Sinatra, kojem je i spasio život

Jedan od poznatijih holivudskih glumaca iz sredine dvadesetog veka bio je Bred Dekster, Amerikanac srpskog porekla. Rođen je 1917. godine u Goldfildu, u američkoj državi Nevada pod imenom Veljko Sošo.

Njegov maternji jezik bio je sprski, a važio je za zgodnom i markantnog glumca. Karijeru je započeo nakon Drugog svetskog rata, i počeo je da glumi pod imenom Beri Mičel.

Postao je ubrzo poznati holivudski glumac. Uzima ime Bred Dekster, a igrao je u mnogim čuvenim ostvarenjima. Između ostalog i u filmu “Džungla na asfaltu”, zajedno sa legendarnom Merilin Monro.

Takođe, igrao je u vesternu “7 veličanstvenih”, uz rame sa sjajnom glumačkom postavom koju su činili Stiv Mekvin, Jul Briner, Džejms Koburn, Čarls Bronson, Robert Von i Horst Buholc.

Bred je bio veliki prijatelj sa legendarnim Frenkom Sinatrom. Njihovo druženje počelo kada ga je Dekster spasio od davljenja. Zbog ovog herojskog čina, američki glumac srpskog porekla dobio je medalju Crveni krst, koja se dodeljuje za hrabrost.

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Ronald Radakovich

Ronald Ron Radakovich retired as Vice-President of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation. A Minnesota native he holds  a B.S. and Master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota. His parents emigrated from Lika and Bosna. Ron serves on several Boards of Directors, including the Byzantine American Alliance of Northern California and the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Former Vice-President of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church and Executive Committee member of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) of Northern California, he is currently the Counselor Emeritus of the Serbian Orthodox Church-Western American Diocese. He is a Serbian Unity Congress Board member.

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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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