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Mixed Reactions in Kosovo to Slobodan Milosevic Musical

Mixed Reactions in Kosovo to Slobodan Milosevic Musical

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 05:38 PM

GRACANICA, Kosovo (AP) — A musical about late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic has been staged in Kosovo, drawing mixed reactions in the nation still reeling from a bloody war the former strongman waged here 20 years ago.

The "Lift: Slobodan Show" premiered Tuesday at a packed theater in Gracanica, a Serb-populated town outside Kosovo's capital of Pristina. It was performed by a local theater group and artists from Serbia.

But Kosovo's ethnic Albanians are shunning the play, reflecting the continued ethnic divisions in a country that was a Serbian province before declaring independence in 2008. Milosevic's brutal crackdown against separatist ethnic Albanians in 1998-99 killed some 10,000 people.

Independent analyst Shkelzen Maliqi said: "I do not intend to see the show. I would not like to listen to the text with quotes from Slobo."

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