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Milosevic and the Balkan Wars

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Slobodan Milosevic was laid to rest Saturday beneath a tree at the family estate in his hometown, a quiet end for a man blamed for ethnic wars that killed 250,000 people in one of the turbulent Balkans' bloodiest chapters.
 

OBITUARY

Slobodan Milosevic, 1941-2006


Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic, who presided over the Balkan wars of the 1990s, was found dead March 11 in his cell at a United Nations prison near The Hague.

 

GALLERY

Milosevic Returns to Serbia


The body of former President Slobodan Milosevic returned to his homeland.

 
 

GALLERY

Divided Emotions


Disparate commemorations underscored the deep conflicts of Serbian politics and the public's divided emotions over a man still hailed as hero by some and condemned as the "Butcher of the Balkans" by others.

 

PHOTOS - FROM THE ARCHIVE

Kosovo Sorrow


Photos from Washington Post Photojournalist Carol Guzy's "Bearing Witness 1989-1999."

 

PHOTOS - FROM THE ARCHIVE

Lost in Plain Sight


Washington Post Photojournalists Lucian Perkins and Carol Guzy, in Macedonia and Albania respectively, document the uncertain future of the Kosovar refugees. Includes journal entries from Perkins.

 

VIDEO - FROM THE ARCHIVE

The New Yugoslavia


While some observers described the ousting of president Slobodan Milosevic as a "revolution," many people in Yugoslavia speak less exuberantly about "the changes" or "what happened on October 5."

 

PHOTOS - FROM THE ARCHIVE

Mission: Transition


Fostering Community in Kosovo from Washington Post photojournalist Lucian Perkins; 1999.

 

PHOTOS - FROM THE ARCHIVE

The Face of Hate


Two Villages - One Albanian, One Serbian - Where Hate Begins; from Washington Post Photojournalist Lucian Perkins, 1999.

 

PHOTOS - FROM THE ARCHIVE

Cast Away


All but forgotten in Kosovo's war with itself is a mental hospital, near the capital city of Pristina, that is home to 350 of the province's most vulnerable, most neglected citizens.

 

PHOTOS - FROM THE ARCHIVE

Keeping the Peace


Under a new accord, NATO ceased its 11-week-old air war over Yugoslavia. This photo gallery depicts efforts to bring peace to the war-torn region of Kosovo.

 

PANORAMAS - FROM THE ARCHIVE

PEC


When ethnic Albanians returned to Kosovo in June 1999, they found their homes in ruins.

 

PHOTOS - FROM THE ARCHIVE

Carol Guzy's Photo Journal


Washington Post photojournalist Carol Guzy's photographs tell the story of the U.N.'s efforts to help traumatized children, a nun's single-handed mission and the ordeal of military-age Kosovars who were held by Serb authorities in the Smrekovnica prison.

 

PHOTOS - FROM THE ARCHIVE

NATO Airstrikes


These photos chronicle NATO airstrikes, the war's impact on Serbs and Kosovars, and world reaction to the war in Yugoslavia.