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"Better in coffins than in slaves"

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It so happened that lately the Balkan topic has been heard all the time - the 10 anniversary of the death of Slobodan Milosevic, the anniversary of the beginning of the NATO bombing of 1999 of the year, at once two resonant sentences to the Serbs at the Hague Tribunal ... But today I would like to talk about events in Yugoslavia, which occurred at another time, long before the drama of the confrontation of Belgrade and NATO.

6 April marks 75 years since the day the military power of Hitler's fascism fell upon the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Then, in 1941, the fascist winners dismembered the defeated country. (The “civilized” West has done the same thing in our time!)

One by one, countries fell at the feet of Nazi Germany and its allies. The fascists acted where they were directly captured, where they were organizing coups, and someone was simply inclined to cooperate under the influence of fear. Yugoslavia tried to maintain neutrality. But…

A direct attack on this country was preceded by a “proposal that cannot be refused” - to join the Tripartite Pact, which included Germany, Italy and Japan.

The government headed by Dragisha Cvetkovic was forced to admit that there were no forces to resist, the army was too weak. By definition, this government could not rely on the people - it had previously crushed the leftist forces, canceled the 8-hour working day and other social guarantees for ordinary people. And it took a capitulary position - March 25 signed a fascist agreement on accession to the Tripartite Pact. One of those who actively promoted this decision was the Minister of War Milan Nedich.

This event caused the most popular uprising. Immediately after the announcement of the accession to the fascist coalition on the streets of Belgrade, many people came out. They chanted: “Bless him the Covenant!”, “Bless him a robber coffin!” (“Better to fight than to accept the Covenant”, “Better in coffins than slaves”).

The next day, March 26, the demonstrations spread to other cities of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia - Ljubljana, Kragujevac, Leskovac, Cacak. In the capital, citizens in anger smashed the building of the German information bureau. Nazi flags were burning.

March 27 popular uprising partially won. The protesters were joined by the military, who overthrew Cvetkovic. In his place appointed General Dusan Simovich.

King Yugoslavia Peter II at that time was 17 for years, and the regent Paul, who led a policy of conciliation with the fascists, ruled on his behalf. After a popular uprising and the protesting support of the military, Pavel was removed from power, and the king was proclaimed an adult, and he was able to manage the state himself (although he took advantage of this opportunity for a very short time).

Of course, one cannot talk about the complete victory of the insurgent people - the same monarchical regime, which could not be truly popular, remained in power. It was possible to get rid of only the most odious figures, whose names were associated with the accession to the disgraceful Pact. However, the people took what had happened with great enthusiasm, as is usually the case when it is possible to achieve at least partial success.

Simovich could not and did not want to abruptly break off relations with Germany and defiantly quit the Covenant (for that he needed a fair amount of courage). But he was not eager to fulfill the signed agreement. However, the most important thing is that he began to cooperate with the Soviet Union. April 5 between the USSR and Yugoslavia in Moscow signed an agreement on mutual assistance. There were contacts of the new Yugoslav government with Britain.

However, Hitler was already preparing for a punitive operation against the Yugoslav people who did not stand before his knees. And the next day after the signing of the treaty with the Soviet Union, in the early morning of April 6, direct aggression began. Together with Germany, Italy and Hungary participated in the punitive campaign.

At the same time, an attack on Greece began, since earlier fascist Italy had already attempted to seize this country, but to no avail. Hitler decided to support the Italian ally, launching a general attack on the Balkans.

The invasion was conducted from the territories of Romania, Bulgaria, Austria, Albania. The main enemy of the Nazi forces were declared Serbs, while the Croats, Macedonians and Bosnians were not considered in the Nazi propaganda as opponents. They were inclined to betrayal and, unfortunately, many were able to persuade ... Especially - the top. Croatia declared secession from Yugoslavia, and its nationalists — the Ustashi — became the most faithful allies of the fascists.

Half a century later, beginning in 1991, the main opponents of the forces who were encroaching on Yugoslavia will be the Serbs again, while the rest of the nations will be given lots of sweet promises ... And again, the Bosnians will again be cut Serbian population ... And again the forces will be unequal as in 1941 year ...

The Nazis and their allies moved to Yugoslavia, as well as to Greece, more than 80 divisions, two thousand tanks and about the same number of aircraft. Yugoslavia and Greece did not have tank units, and the aircraft were very outdated, and even those five times less.

The barbaric bombing of Belgrade and other cities began. Fascist airplanes destroyed airfields, bridges, railways, communication centers and other infrastructure facilities (then the NATO will do the same). Yugoslav aviation managed to bring down several aircraft of the aggressor, but was completely defeated.

April 12 fascists approached the Yugoslav capital. Hauptsturmführer SS Fritz Klingenberg set a formidable ultimatum: if Belgrade refuses to surrender, he personally will call the planes in 20 minutes that will erase the city from the face of the earth. (Oh, yes, - solid parallels with what NATO will then undertake!)

Belgrade was surrendered. King Peter II and the members of the new government, formed after the popular uprising, fled, first to Greece, then to Egypt, and after moving to Britain. After the 11 days of the war - April 17 - Yugoslavia signed a complete surrender.

After that, Serbia was headed by the aforementioned Milan Nedich, who was thus rewarded for his active pro-German position. Montenegro was given to Italy, Kosovo - was ceded to Albania, and Croatia, led by Ustash Ante Pavelic, received the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Vojvodina went to Hungary.

So far, only Vojvodina remains in Serbia, and it’s not possible to drive out the Serbs from Bosnia and Herzegovina - 49% of the territory belongs to the Republika Srpska. And for the rest - the country was divided in the same way, practically along the same borders as the fascists. And the small weakened republics continue their sad transformation into semi-colonies. A gangster pseudo-independent state has been created in Kosovo ...

And why be surprised? If you look at the main culprits of the collapse of Yugoslavia in the 90-ies - Aliya Izetbegovic and Franjo Tudjman - for the first listed cooperation with the Nazis in the framework of the organization "Young Muslims", and the second after the war began to actively preach the Croatian nationalist Ustashi ideology.

Returning to 1941 year ... 15 April 1941, the Communist Party of Yugoslavia announced the beginning of an active struggle against fascism. It was the Communists, together with the USSR, who defeated the fascist invaders. By the way, 6 of April is another anniversary associated with that war: in the 1945 year, the city of Sarajevo was liberated that day.

No matter how later relations between the USSR and Yugoslavia developed, the country still lived relatively well for half a century until the new fascists — the United States and NATO — began to tear it again into bloody pieces ...

Was the popular uprising in Yugoslavia against the fascist pact in vain? In no case. For Hitler, this was a complete surprise, angered him. He had to correct his plans for an attack on the USSR (otherwise it could have already taken place on May 15).

However, even if this delay is not considered significant, any delay in the enemy is still beneficial. And yet - the insurgent people retained their honor and demonstrated an unwillingness to join the fascist Pact. This uprising laid the future resistance to the invaders.

And today the Serbs have something to remember. So, March 27, on the day of the 75 anniversary of that anti-fascist uprising, thousands of demonstrations against new fascists took place in Belgrade. Against the neo-fascist bloc of NATO, which Serbs are inclined to cooperate with in the wagging leadership.

Let the memory of those events serve weapons and in the current struggle.
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  1. papont64
    papont64 April 6 2016 06: 21
    +5
    Serbs have always been little brothers and continue to remain them.
    1. Georgy USSR
      Georgy USSR April 6 2016 06: 33
      +10
      10th anniversary of the death of Slobodan Milosevic

      KILLER will be more correct !!! They didn’t need the truth, the mind needed to be silent forever and they did it. Too many mysteries in his death
      1. elenagromova
        April 6 2016 08: 01
        +5
        Yes, that's right, you are right. It’s just that I didn’t sharpen it here, since the topic is somewhat different, and I’m writing about it this way.
    2. Walking
      Walking April 6 2016 11: 57
      +3
      Quote: papont64
      Serbs have always been little brothers and continue to remain them.


      Yes, there aren’t any bros, they only remember Russia when they squeeze it, and after the release they immediately forget. They believe that the Russians owe them and they don’t owe anyone.
    3. Your friend
      Your friend April 6 2016 12: 48
      0
      Quote: papont64
      Serbs have always been little brothers and continue to remain them.

      Only in your fevered imagination. Who do you think is more "brother" - Serb, Ukrainian or Bulgarian?)))
      1. alexmach
        alexmach April 7 2016 23: 54
        +1
        What else do you want from the Serbs? they are surrounded by NATO countries and in general they have no one to hope for at all. Just like the Cubans, for example. That nails some under the protectorate of the European Union, others the United States.
    4. Rastas
      Rastas April 6 2016 22: 10
      +4
      Only now in modern Serbia, many streets and squares, which under communism were named after the commanders of the Red Army, were renamed. The same is true for streets named after the heroes of the partisan liberation army of Tito. So, for example, in Yugoslavia there was such a national hero Andriy Dzhurovich - the commander of the proletarian battalion of 243 people, who defended the withdrawal of the main partisan forces near Kadinyache in November 1941 from Uzice and died completely. In modern Serbia, the school in Uzice, which bore his name, was renamed in honor of King Peter. Nationalism is very strong, the Chetniks, Lotichevites are being rehabilitated, in the Assembly there is a portrait of the traitor Nedich, this is about how a portrait of Vlasov would hang in our Duma.
      1. elenagromova
        April 6 2016 23: 18
        -1
        Do not forget who came to power after the tragic October 2000 of the year ... You can say that the Nato-Fascists came ...
  2. semirek
    semirek April 6 2016 07: 10
    -2
    A very beautiful article at first glance, but the author, with all his admiration for communism, forgets to mention one moment: when Germany started the war in April with Yugoslavia, the government of the latter turned to the USSR for help, but Stalin pretended that he was not "in business", it and, of course, an agreement with Germany, with its secret pages. First, let's say a, and then b, that is, the communists threw the people of Yugoslavia first, well, and then freed it from the Germans --- so it would be more honest.
    1. elenagromova
      April 6 2016 08: 03
      +4
      It was the case that the USSR was shackled by the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. But time was too short. It is important, in the end, what happened as a result - partisans + Soviet troops liberated Yugoslavia.
    2. baudolino
      baudolino April 6 2016 08: 41
      +2
      It means - few Russian soldiers are buried in the world. Let's?
    3. Hlavaty
      Hlavaty April 6 2016 09: 41
      +2
      It is naive to believe that the Communists will rush to save the monarchy while risking their country. Everyone has their own goals ...
      The monarchy was "not heard", but the Yugoslav communists were heard and helped to create a socialist republic. Only they could not keep control over her. But this is generally the weak point of the former Soviet and current Russian leaders - we know how to conquer, but we do not know how to keep under our control. In this regard, the pre-revolutionary Russian Empire was more effective - it was constantly expanding. Today's Russia still needs to learn this.
    4. Your friend
      Your friend April 6 2016 12: 53
      -1
      Quote: semirek
      A very beautiful article at first glance, but the author, with all his admiration for communism, forgets to mention one moment: when Germany started the war in April with Yugoslavia, the government of the latter turned to the USSR for help, but Stalin pretended that he was not "in business", it and, of course, an agreement with Germany, with its secret pages. First, let's say a, and then b, that is, the communists threw the people of Yugoslavia first, well, and then freed it from the Germans --- so it would be more honest.

      What nonsense? An agreement "On Friendship and Non-Aggression" was signed between Yugoslavia and the USSR. The USSR was not obliged to harness for the Yugoslavs in case of war, but only to adhere to friendly relations with Yugoslavia.
      If you personally feel guilty before the yugas, then go ahead, arms in your teeth, a ticket to Kosovo - die in the name of "brothers".
      Where are such as you come from. If only Russians would shed blood for you for all sorts of "brothers".
      1. semirek
        semirek April 6 2016 16: 43
        +3
        Dear not my friend, I have not seen such hypocrisy in relation to fraternal Serbia for a long time, but do you have any authority to tell me what to do, who are you? I see, Maybe you yourself would die for European values? Where did you get it from yourself? ... the USSR was not obliged to harness it, and why then at 38, it was ready to harness it to Czechoslovakia when the threat of Opposition loomed over it? Why did it harnessed to Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia - having put hundreds of thousands of lives (their descendants now on to the graves of our soldiers) for liberation --- they fought with Germany, I’m just against our blood spilling somewhere, even in Afghanistan, even in Syria. Serbia is the only country in the world where Russia is respected more than the Russians themselves, and this was at all times, and we, through the fault of people like you, for the sake of the political moment, throw our brothers in difficult times and 41 and 92, and this also should not be forgotten.
        1. Your friend
          Your friend April 6 2016 17: 48
          -7
          Quote: semirek
          Dear not my friend - I have not seen such hypocrisy in relation to fraternal Serbia for a long time,

          Aahahaha ... Do you know the meaning of the word hypocritical? I do not care about Serbs, Bulgarians, Ukrainians, etc. What is my hypocrisy?)))
          Quote: semirek
          But do you have any authority to tell me what to do? Who are you?

          Of course I have. People like you, lovers of "brothers" have laid hundreds of thousands of Russian lives for the interests of these very "brothers". It's only strange that you are alive, and the soldiers of the Russian army are dead, who for some reason liberated the Bulgarians in 1877, the soldiers of the Russian army are dead, the government of which fit Serbia into World War 1 ... and so on. etc.
          Quote: semirek
          I see. Maybe you yourself die for European values?

          European values ​​defend themselves, your Serbs come out with shit, they want to join them. In the EU they want, not to you in the CU. Strange, right?))))
          Quote: semirek
          .SSSR was not obliged to harness, and why then at 38, he was ready to harness for Czechoslovakia, when the threat of Oupation loomed over it?

          But did not harness the same?)))
          Quote: semirek
          why did he harness for Poland

          You are a double. The USSR did not harness for Poland. The USSR, together with Germany, swam Poland in 1939 .. Victim of EG)))
          Quote: semirek
          Romania

          You are again a dope. Romania was an ally of Germany and fought with the USSR. The Soviet Union could not harness for Romania.)))
          Quote: semirek
          (their descendants are now on to the graves of our soldiers)

          So that's what I'm talking about. Until the Russians begin to respect and love themselves, but will love all sorts of "brothers", the brothers will be "Wed on the graves of our soldiers", as you correctly wrote.
          Quote: semirek
          Serbia is the only country in the world where Russia is respected more than the Russians themselves,

          God, what a conceit. Yes, spit the Serbs in Russian. You would at least once go to their publics. They want to join the EU, they vote for parties that want to join the EU, they don’t want to join the CU. They do not download on the Maidan-for integration with Russia. They do not care about your brotherhood. (((
          Quote: semirek
          and we are the fault of people like you, for the sake of the political moment - we are leaving our brothers in difficult times both 41 and 92, and we should not forget about this either.

          Tell me what the Serbs have done for me as a Russian? What good have they done for my country? Why the hell am I supposed to support them? Just because some Serb shouted the word "Russian brothers" a couple of times?
          Often times, if you personally feel obligated to them, go to Kosovo, do not leave your “brothers”. Ahahaha.
          1. elenagromova
            April 6 2016 17: 56
            +1
            Now I will tell my position in this stormy discussion. First, I understand perfectly why the USSR did not stand up for Yugoslavia then. Indeed, the new government that won after the uprising did not fully respond specifically to Soviet interests, and the Union itself was then preparing for war. And there was no time to enter into conflict - it all happened too fast. But then, as soon as the USSR got stronger, he freed the world from fascism. Anyone who has also contributed to this cause - and these were heroic Yugoslav partisans - of course, thank you.
            But in general, brothers are sacred. The mission of Russia - to fight on the fronts of the allies, without this there is no superpower.
          2. semirek
            semirek April 8 2016 07: 32
            0
            Your position is thoroughly false - look at the ratings, pea jester.
        2. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA April 6 2016 18: 12
          +1
          Quote: semirek
          The USSR was not obliged to harness, and why, then at 38, was it ready to harness for Czechoslovakia when the threat of Oupation loomed over it?

          Have you read the 1935 Treaty?
          Article 2.
          In the event that under the conditions provided for in Article 15, paragraph 7, of the Charter of the League of Nations, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or the Republic of Czechoslovakia would, despite the sincerely peaceful intentions of both countries, be the subject of an un summoned attack by any European state, the Republic of Czechoslovakia and mutually the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics will render each other immediate assistance and support.

          Article 3.
          Taking into account that according to Article 16 of the Charter of the League of Nations, each member of the League resorting to war contrary to the obligations adopted in Articles 12, 13 and 15 of the Charter, is thereby regarded as having committed an act of war against all other members of the League, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and mutually The Czechoslovak Republic undertakes, if one of them appears, in these conditions, and despite the sincere peaceful intentions of both countries, as a matter of unprovoked attack by a European state, to immediately help and support each other, acting in accordance with Article 16 of the Charter .
          The same obligation is made in case the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or the Czechoslovak Republic is attacked by a European state under the conditions provided for in paragraphs 1 and 3 of Article 17 of the Charter of the League of Nations.

          Quote: semirek
          why did he harness for Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia - putting hundreds of thousands of lives (their descendants now on the graves of our soldiers) for liberation --- they fought with Germany

          Because the threat of Nazism could be finally eliminated only after the complete defeat of the troops of Germany and its allies, as well as after the occupation and denazification of the Reich. And this could only be done by going to Germany by land, including through Poland and Czechoslovakia, and knocking out the Nazis and their henchmen from there. In addition, it was important for the USSR not to receive a "cordon sanitaire" again as a result of the war (for which it was necessary to establish control over the countries that were part of it earlier).
          By the way, no one "harnessed" for Romania. Don't you know that Romania was an ally of the Reich and fought against the USSR? And with Czechoslovakia in the Second World War it was not so simple...
          1. semirek
            semirek April 8 2016 07: 36
            0
            As for Romania, in the year 44 a coup d'état took place there, they threw off the anthonescu, and Romania declared war on Germany, therefore it became our ally, who needed our help.
  3. parusnik
    parusnik April 6 2016 07: 30
    +4
    until the new fascists - the United States and NATO - began to tear it to bloody pieces again .....This is true, new fascists, under the guise of democracy ..
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 6 2016 09: 00
    +4
    I will express my personal opinion. When the bombing of Yugoslavia began, he naively thought that the Serbs would not give offense. Moreover, Germany took an active part in the attack on this country. But he was mistaken and moreover. And the subsequent actions of the new government of Serbia (after the collapse of Yugoslavia) stunned me. At times they gave not only their leader but also charismatic Serbs, who stood for their country with their breasts. A complete shame.
    1. elenagromova
      April 6 2016 09: 14
      +2
      1. But agree that the resistance of NATO aggression (namely, active, in a hot war) was going on for 78 days — against 11 days, which lasted for resistance to the Nazi fascists. Then, before the Nazis signed a complete surrender, and with the NATO members, with the active mediation of Russia, a peace agreement was concluded, which, though it involved painful concessions, was not complete capitulation.
      2. Well, what happened after the coup d'état on October 5-6, 2000 was the first "color revolution", into which the West threw in a huge heap of dough and acted on all possible fronts ...
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 April 6 2016 09: 57
        +1
        with NATO, with the active mediation of Russia concluded a peace agreement

        The peace agreement was also concluded in this not the last role of Russia in order to stop the bombing. But here is what happened to the Serbs, or rather, to their top. requires separate consideration.
  5. Vega
    Vega April 6 2016 09: 18
    +2
    Not just "new fascists", but new "organizers of peace (their own peace) in the whole world." The old clique of dictators and liars !!!
  6. Old
    Old April 6 2016 11: 46
    +1
    "I had to correct my plans for an attack on the USSR (otherwise it could have taken place already on May 15)." Thanks to B Mussolini. It was his adventure in Greece and the resistance of the Greeks that delayed the start of the invasion of the USSR by five weeks. It’s scary to think what would have happened if Hitler and Mussolini had acted in concert and the weather in Russia was as good as now.
  7. Schultz
    Schultz April 6 2016 12: 46
    +2
    For the month that our brothers gave us in 1941, they should be given vodka for the rest of their lives, and instead of introducing the remnants of our Navy to the Podgorica raid, we deployed a plane over the Atlantic and were very afraid to provoke them to the 3rd World War.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 6 2016 18: 18
      +1
      Quote: Schultz
      For the month that our brothers gave us in 1941, they should be given vodka for the rest of their lives, and instead of introducing the remnants of our Navy to the Podgorica raid, we deployed a plane over the Atlantic and were very afraid to provoke them to the 3rd World War.

      Heh heh heh ... for the help we provided to our brothers in 1943-1945 - they need to give us vodka to drink for the rest of their lives.
      Instead, they almost immediately sat between two chairs and began wagging between the USSR and the West. Well, they did it ...
      For some reason, when all is well, no one remembers Russia there. But when a northern fur-bearing animal comes, screams about "brothers" immediately begin.
      1. Schultz
        Schultz April 6 2016 18: 42
        0
        They fought among other things with English (mostly) weapons, but here's the trouble with the star on the banner.
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA April 6 2016 18: 56
          +1
          Quote: Schultz
          They fought among other things with English (mostly) weapons, but here's the trouble with the star on the banner.

          Ours also supplied them with weapons - even when Tito partisan. And when the partisans turned into regulars ...
          According to the agreement of the People’s Liberation Army of Yugoslavia, 96515 rifles and carbines, 20528 pistols and revolvers, 68423 submachine guns, light and machine guns, 3797 anti-tank rifles, 512 anti-aircraft guns of the DShK type, 3364 mortars, 170 anti-aircraft guns895, 491 anti-aircraft guns1 were delivered artillery guns, 9 aircraft (Yak-65B, Yak-1329T fighters), 11 tanks, XNUMX radio stations, XNUMX field hospitals and other equipment.

          By the end of the war, the Yugoslav authorities received assistance in the amount of 421,9 million Soviet rubles (for comparison, Bulgaria in the post-war years received assistance from the USSR in the amount of 294,9 million rubles).
          1. Schultz
            Schultz April 6 2016 20: 01
            0
            Thank you for your prompt response. I was familiar with the numbers - I only considered them post-partisan deliveries, and the fact that they were transferred to them according to the reporting went like a regression on Lend-Lease.
        2. Your friend
          Your friend April 6 2016 19: 21
          0
          Quote: Schultz
          They fought among other things with English (mostly) weapons, but here's the trouble with the star on the banner.

          What is wrong with the stars? Maybe you should read how Tito, under the continuous applause of the little brothers, dealt with the pro-Soviet communists of Yugoslavia in 1948.
          1. Schultz
            Schultz April 6 2016 20: 25
            0
            I did not compare Tito’s post-war repressions with the general state of affairs in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, I know only one thing - there is no smoke without fire, and if the communists of Yugoslavia applauded the expulsion of individual followers of Bronstein to the islands, then honor and praise be given to them.
            1. Your friend
              Your friend April 6 2016 20: 35
              0
              Quote: Schultz
              I did not compare Tito’s post-war repressions with the general state of affairs in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, I know only one thing - there is no smoke without fire, and if the communists of Yugoslavia applauded the expulsion of individual followers of Bronstein to the islands, then honor and praise be given to them.

              Ahahahahaa .... You don't fucking know the history of brothers. What does Trotsky have to do with it ??? These were the most devout Stalinists to eat. They were dealt with because they supported Stalin's course, against Tito. Do you know that some of these communists were killed? I know that they were initially "expelled" at the end. camps? And that some of them died there? Clap your brothers further. )))
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  8. Kibl
    Kibl April 6 2016 15: 49
    +2
    All the same, history is an exact science, everything is in a spiral and everything returns exactly as it was twisted from the beginning; however, people do not change, they are stupid and stupid!
  9. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack April 6 2016 19: 44
    +1
    good article. thank. I read it with pleasure.
  10. Jmbg
    Jmbg April 6 2016 21: 55
    +3
    Yugoslavia is the Serb empire. Serbia are the only people in history who were given an empire. The rest of the empire was conquered. Only the Serbs were given. But if you have not won, you cannot hold back. To the extent that there were not enough resources, they did not assimilate, they were assimilated. Kosov paid for the pleasure of maintaining the empire. For 45 years they showed a fig in the USSR, you now call them "brothers". Well, if they are brothers, why didn't you give them C300 when they were bombed?
    1. elenagromova
      April 6 2016 23: 16
      -1
      How was it "presented to the empire"? This is impossible. Yugoslavia was formed as a result of a voluntary union of Slavic peoples, who had external enemies ...
      There were periods when the "fig" was really shown to the Soviet Union - but it did not last so long. Tito, for all his great merits during the Second World War, nevertheless made a mistake in relations with the USSR, and even in Kosovo (that the Serbs felt themselves second-class people there). But, by and large, Yugoslavia was still in our camp, no matter what ...
      And about С300 - they asked this question to our government, constantly ...
  11. Jääkorppi
    Jääkorppi April 9 2016 13: 16
    +1
    Recreating the USSR, albeit a new, updated one, here is an adequate response to current world events! A strong, independent country can extend, based on its geopolitical interests, a helping hand to all who need it! Otherwise, it’s all Yaroslavna’s crying and talking in favor of the poor!
  12. pytar
    pytar April 18 2016 10: 47
    +3
    Quote: elenagromova
    How was it "presented to the empire"? This is impossible. Yugoslavia was formed as a result of a voluntary union of Slavic peoples, who had external enemies ...
    There were periods when the "fig" was really shown to the Soviet Union - but it did not last so long. Tito, for all his great merits during the Second World War, nevertheless made a mistake in relations with the USSR, and even in Kosovo (that the Serbs felt themselves second-class people there). But, by and large, Yugoslavia was still in our camp, no matter what ...
    And about С300 - they asked this question to our government, constantly ...

    Ha ha ha ha ... laughing "Voluntary Union!" Naivitet is amazing! bully Can you give at least one example of a referendum or something like that, where the people of Yugoslavia would confirm your thesis? First, take an interest in the results of the referenda on independence, which were held in 90 there. But doesn't it seem strange to you that the South Army disintegrated very quickly right after the first strikes on it? All the soldiers are non-gray (and they are 2 / 3 from all the south-soldiers), they threw weapons and deserted, because they did not want to fight for the Serbs that they hated! Yugoslavia was an artificially created, non-natural empire into which peoples were driven against their will.