Bosnian Serbs celebrate banned holiday, praise Putin


              Local members of Russian Night Wolves Motorcycle Club march during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Members of the police forces of Republic of Srpska march during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Members of the police forces of Republic of Srpska march during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Members of the police forces of Republic of Srpska march during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Local members of Russian Night Wolves Motorcycle Club march during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Local members of Russian Night Wolves Motorcycle Club march during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik speaks during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, centre, attends a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia.(AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Bosnian Serbs attend a ceremony on the occasion of "the day of Republika Srpska" in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. It marks the day when Bosnian Serbs proclaimed they are splitting from Bosnia in 1992 with the aim to separate the Serb-populated regions of the Balkan state and join them with Serbia. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
            
              Bosnian Serbs march carrying a giant Serbian flag during a ceremony on the occasion of "the day of Republika Srpska" in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. It marks the day when Bosnian Serbs proclaimed they are splitting from Bosnia in 1992 with the aim to separate the Serb-populated regions of the Balkan state and join them with Serbia. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
            
              Members of the police forces of Republic of Srpska march during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Members of the police forces of Republic of Srpska march during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik speaks during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Members of the police forces of Republic of Srpska march during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Bosnian Serbs march carrying a giant Serbian flag during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, right, claps during a parade marking the 31st anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia.(AP Photo/Armin Durgut) A man stands next to a poster of Russian president Vladimir Putin on a building in Istocno Sarajevo, Bosnia, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Thousands of flag-waving people gathered on the outskirts of Sarajevo to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with the country's brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s and attend a military-style parade organized for the occasion and used by Bosnian Serb separatist leader, Milorad Dodik, to showcase his allegiance to Russia. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
Bosnian Serbs celebrate banned holiday, praise Putin