A special guest at this gathering was the leader of the Liberation Movement from Serbia – Mladjan Djordjevic. He was in Russia three or four months ago, where he met with Alexander Babkov, a businessman and politician who, because of his activities in Ukraine, is on the black list of the USA and the EU.
“Oh, Chetniks of Ravna Gora, join the ranks. Tight up, brother to brother, to remove the yoke from the neck.
These verses, on the night between January 13 and 14, echoed in the hills around Srebrenica. The Orthodox New Year was celebrated in the Karno Monastery. The host was Abbot Luka Babic, and the guests came from Serbia. They were led by Mladjan Djordjevic, a former adviser to Serbian President Boris Tadic, now a “humanitarian” who founded the “Our Serbia” organization and a leader of the “Liberation Movement”. In short – a Russophile. With great connections in the Serbian Orthodox Church and Chetnik associations.
“I arrived at the Karno Monastery above Srebrenica, with the abbot, Father Luka, where I will celebrate the Orthodox New Year with my brothers from Serbia and Srpska,” Mladjan Djordjevic wrote on January 13.
Abbot Luka organized fireworks in front of the monastery. After that, the guests returned to Chetnik songs.
“In the middle of mountain Romania, the Chetnik flag is flying. Well, let it be, let it wave, it was brought to us from Serbia. It was brought by Uncle Draza and his mountain guard “, were the verses of one of the songs that the Chetniks sang that night in the Karno monastery.
As can be seen in the photos published on the Facebook page of the Karno Monastery, the hosts and their guests unffolded the flag of the “United Movement of Ravna Gora”, and the flags of the Russian Federation and “Tsarist Russia”.
That evening, Mladjan Djordjevic, the leader of the “Liberation Movement”, who has been emphasizing his ties with Russia in recent years, stayed in the monastery. According to the Nova.rs portal, “the president of the” Oslobodjenje “movement, Mladjan Djordjevic, was recently photographed in the company of Aleksandar Babkov.
“In the photo, which is presumed to have been taken during Djordjevic’s visit to Moscow, he and Babkov can be seen in one of Moscow’s restaurants.
Djordjevic then confirmed that he had met with Babkov and provided the photo.
Djordjevic’s interlocutor from Moscow, Alexander Babkov, has been under European Union sanctions since 2014 due to “violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.” These sanctions were later joined by the United States, which put Babkov on the black list.
“Alexander Babakov is the special presidential envoy of the Russian Federation in charge of cooperation with organizations representing Russians living abroad. Babakov was sanctioned by the EU in 2014, which pointed out that he voted for the Russian law on the annexation of Crimea. Alexander Babakov has been appointed an official of the Government of the Russian Federation “, it is stated in the decision of the US authorities.
Alexander Babkov’s associates, Alexander Vorobiev, who is the head of his cabinet, and Mikhail Plisyuk also ended up on the list.
“It is true that I saw him. He is a great friend of Serbia and the Serbian people, but I would not comment on anything else” said Mladjan Djordjevic after returning from Moscow in September last year.
Last week, as we mentioned, Djordjevic was in Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is, in Srebrenica, where he celebrated the Orthodox New Year with members of Chetnik associations in the Karno monastery.
A month and a half before Djordjevic, the Karno Monastery was also visited by Dusan Markovic, the controversial leader of the ultranationalist party Prava Srbija (True Serbia) with its headquarters in Jagodina.
According to media reports from December last year, Markovic sang Chetnik songs with the Abbot of the Karno Monastery, Luka Babic.
“What is happening in Bosnia along the Drina, the Serbian Chetniks came down from the mountains. They are not afraid of Allah, they are not afraid of mines, they are not afraid of Ustashas or mujahedeen”, sang Markovic, while Abbot Luka occasionally accompanied him.
Markovic is known for his extreme statements towards migrants, and his official biography states that he became vice president of the Ravnogorski movement at the age of 19, where photos of him posing in uniform and with weapons can be seen on his social media profiles.
Since September last year, Markovic’s “True Serbia” has been in a coalition with the neo-Nazi Leviathan Movement.
Members of the Leviathan Movement make no secret of their sympathy for convicted murderers and war criminals, such as Dragan Vasiljkovic, known as Captain Dragan.