October 21, 1988 |
A week ago, Serbian intellectuals were saying that Slobodan Milosevic was the first Yugoslav politician in the last eight years to recognize that former strongman Josip Broz Tito is really dead. A slight revision was in order Thursday, in the aftermath of a turbulent week in Yugoslav Communist Party politics. And it came down to this: Tito might be dead, but the system he left behind is very much intact.
March 27, 1987 |
Seventeen photographs of Marshal Tito, founder of Communist Yugoslavia, were damaged "with a sharp object" by unknown vandals during an exhibition in the province of Kosovo, the state-run Tanjug news agency reported Thursday.
February 24, 1989 |
Emperor Hirohito, a man once despised by much of the world as the symbol of ruthless Japanese military aggression, was honored by the international community today as kings, presidents and other representatives of 163 countries attended his elaborate state funeral.
March 1, 2009 |
At night, when the lawns are empty and the lamps along the walking paths are the only source of light, Topcider Park on the outskirts of Belgrade is a perfect meeting place for spies. It was here in 1992, as the former Yugoslavia was erupting in ethnic violence, that a wary CIA agent made his way toward the park's gazebo and shook hands with a Serbian intelligence officer. Jovica Stanisic had a cold gaze and a sinister reputation.
January 11, 1987 |
Unidentified arsonists burned a large photograph of former President Josip Broz Tito in a secondary school in the southern province of Kosovo, the official news agency Tanjug said. Tanjug said last week that the burning, which it called a "hostile act," was being investigated.
June 18, 1988 |
About 5,000 striking factory workers demonstrated angrily Friday outside the Federal Assembly (Parliament) to protest pay cuts, shouting "We want bread!" and calling on the government to resign. The workers from the Zmaj tractor factory outside Belgrade marched through the streets waving huge red banners and pictures of the late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito. Onlookers cheered and clapped as workers accused the government of corruption and incompetence.