The letters began flying furiously back and forth on 27 March 1948. Instead of seeking a friendly agreement with the Soviet Government on the question of military advisors, the Yugoslav military leaders began to abuse the Soviet military advisors and discredit the Soviet Army. It was clear the situation was bound to create an atmosphere …

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Near the end of September 1944 an important meeting between the Yugoslav Partizan leader, Josip Broz Tito, and Stalin took place.  It was not precisely easy for Tito to get to the meeting – he, his dog Tigar, and several advisors had flown to the Soviet lines in Romania before being transferred to Soviet aircraft …

  • March 17, 2021
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For Croats I was a Serb and a unitarian from the beginning.  To Serbs, a Frankist [radical Croatian nationalist] and Ustaša; to  Ustaše a dangerous Marxist and communist; to Marxists a salon communist; to clergy and believers, the antichrist who should be nailed to a shameful pillar.  For the bourgeoisie after the war I am …

  • March 15, 2021
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The leadership of the Yugoslav Communist Party is carrying out a policy unfriendly toward the Soviet Union and to the All-Union Communist Party. In Yugoslavia an unworthy policy of belittling Soviet military experts and discrediting the Soviet Army has been permitted. Soviet civilian specialists in Yugoslavia have been subjected to a special regime, on the …

  • March 15, 2021
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Josip Broz Tito loved dogs.  Although people may not have known that before World War II, they certainly realized it after as photos of him with his omnipresent canine companions circulated throughout Yugoslavia and the world.  And if it weren’t for a dog, Yugoslavia may never have existed.  Or, at least, not the Yugoslavia that …

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Within the thousands of pictures the world has of Yugoslavia’s apex leader Josip Broz Tito are many, many photos of  the Yugoslav leader in various poses and situations with his pet dogs.   Tito was well-known as an animal lover.  During his time in leadership, other world leaders would send exotic beasts of all types to …

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