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Tito: the post-mortem biography

Year :  2003
Duration :  52 min
Total number of releases :  2
Presenter, Author, Director, Producer :  Sergey Kostin
Joseph Bros Tito probably left more mysteries and myths than any other political figure of the 20th century. The future head of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a Croat by origin, in World War I fought against the Serbs as a soldier of the Austrian Army. The future head of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia spent the turbulent 1915 1920 years as a captive of Russia, nevertheless, at those years he never took part in revolutionary activity. Tito was a member of the Yugoslavian section of Comintern that was almost made away with by Stalin comb-outs; strange as it may seem, he didnt only stay alive but revived the Communist Party of Yugoslavia consisting of 200 members only.Titos activity during World War II was also full of vague episodes. What was the degree of their fight with invaders in comparison with their war against the inner enemies of communism that could stop them from establishing their own power after the war? Did he really try to conclude peace with the Germans in March 1943 in order to beat another big Yugoslavian resistance brigade headed by Drazhe Mikhailovich? What was the backbone of the communist regime the only dictatorship not established by the Red Army bayonets?The story of Titos relations with Stalin is no less mysterious: their disputes during which Tito demonstrated outstanding courage, assaulting attempts on the leader on the one hand and purely Stalins methods he used to suppress opposition after the break of 1948 on the other hand. Its interesting why Khruschev tried to normalize relations with former revisionists and why Tito never entered neither the Warsaw Pact, nor the Council for Economic Mutual Assistance and created Non-Aligned Movement in opposition to the bi-polar world.After all, a lot of questions are caused by the bloody story of the collapse of Yugoslavia after Titos death. What was the basis of the Yugoslavian Unity? Was it possible to prevent the state from destruction? These items are especially interesting for the multi-national Russia.