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Obraz (Serbian: Отачаствени покрет Образ, Otačastveni pokret Obraz) is a far right Serbian organization. The organization is classified as an Orthodox clero-fascist by several organizations and state institutions, including Assembly of Vojvodina and the Serbian Ministry of Interior.[{{fullurl:{{wikipedia:FULLPAGENAME}}}}#endnote_b92]


Members of "Obraz" Movement are also active at the Philological Faculty. In late 2001 they staged the First Assembly of the Orthodox-National Youth at the Belgrade University after 1944. Participants in the Assembly were members of society “Sveti Justin Filozof”, Serbian Assembly "Dveri", and the Serbian Orthodox priests. Rade Bozovic, the Dean of the Philological Faculty, backed hate speech which permeated all addresses heard at this assembly, those on the Orthodox religion, nationalism, anti-Communism, anti-globalisation, and monarchism. However most emphasised was the “Spiritual vertical of the Serb history and Serb people”. The rally underlined the spiritual authority of Justin Popovic and Nikolaj Velimirović and urged creation of the Serb state in line with their ideas. There were many priests and also girls dressed in Serb folk-costumes. The Assembly also called on reconciliation between followers of Dimitrije Ljotić, Milan Nedić, Draža Mihailović, and dissemination of their ideas in schools.

According to Professor Dr. Ljubiša Rajić, the message on the Obraz' web site: "re-hashes old ideas of Svetosavlje, which attach primary importance to assembly-making, monarchy, clericalism, conservatism, and patriarchal culture. Moreover those ideas are currently openly espoused by contemporary ideologues of Serb nationalism, the far-right parties and some Serbian Orthodox priests”.

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But that LGBT bashing is characteristic also of other organisations, like Homeland Front "Obraz", which according to Nebojsa M. Krstic, president of movement "verbally fights against abuses of human rights committed for the sake of legalisation of sexually deviant homosexuals and lesbians and numerous sects in our country"

Obraz (Icon), the Fatherland Movement of Serbia and extreme nationalist organizations associated with the Serbian Orthodox Church including Sveti Stefan. Obraz has offered its support to neo-Nazi group National Front.[1]

In February 2008, Obraz symbols were displayed at a Kosovo Serb rally in the northern part of the city of Kosovska Mitrovica[2] and during the Kosovo is Serbia rally in protest against the independence of Kosovo.[3] And in September 2009, they openly defied through propaganda posters the realisation of the Gay Pride Parade in Belgrade[4].


  • Byford, J.T. (2002). Christian right-wing organisations and the spreading of anti-Semitic prejudice in post-Miloševic Serbia: The case of the Dignity Patriotic Movement. East European Jewish Affairs, Vol. 32(2), 42-60.


  1. Serbian police arrest members of neo Nazi group
  2. Kosovo: Time For Serbia To Wake Up, Radio Free Europe, February 29, 2008
  3. Photos 2 and 4 of the essay “Belgrade Riots”, TIME Magazine, February 21, 2008
  4. Serbian gay parade is called off, BBC News, September 19, 2009

External links

hr:Otačastveni pokret Obraz sr:Отачаствени покрет Образ sh:Otačastveni pokret Obraz sv:Obraz

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