by Olga kravets
Indicted in 1996 for genocide and other war-crimes by the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, at the time Mladić was still on the run nearly twenty years later. He was sheltered and protected by diehard nationalists still loyal to him and the regime of now-dead ex-President Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia. Following the traces of Mladić, through the images of the places where he has appeared, stayed, lived, operated, hidden and visited, I reflect on his past, his sordid history and his grotesque legacy, but also of his enduring, immutable iconic status for the Serbian nationalist old guard.
Mladić was arrested on 26 May 2011 in Lazarevo, northern Serbia and on 22 November 2017 ICTY sentenced him to life imprisonment.