Communist Yugoslavia breaks with the USSR

In June 1948, Yugoslavia’s leader Marshal Tito
broke off relations with the USSR, in a dramatic
move that reshaped post-war Europe.
The effect was immediate. Soviet propaganda films
were replaced with Hollywood blockbusters in cinemas
and Russians became figures of fun in the media.
Lifelong Yugoslav communist Dragica Srzentic
delivered the letter to Moscow that sealed the
break-down of relations between the two countries.
Now 103 years old, she recalls her trip to the
Soviet capital on behalf of Marshal Tito.

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