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Winter 2002

From Belgrade to Pullman—Living the American dream

There are times when Radmila Sarac would give anything for a bite of a burek or the chance to watch Nenad Lecic perform again. Nearly six years after coming to Washington from her Republic of Serbia homeland, the 24-year-old Washington State University grad admits she has even had dreams of the flaky Yugoslavian pastry, and she often bends an ear to the subtle sounds of the classical pianist from Belgrade, where she grew up.

“Of course I miss the food and many things from back home,” Radmila says. “But if I went home, then I’d miss the things here.”

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