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Evolucija sovjetskih gledišta prema politici nesvrstanosti
The Evolution Of The Soviet Standpoints On The Non-aligned Policy

Author(s): Dragan Bogetić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Keywords: Yugoslavia; Soviet Union; non-aligned policy; Tito; revisionism; foreign policy

Summary/Abstract: During the period of the Cold War in relations between the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, three phases of political standpoints on non-aligned policy and movement could be identified. First phase was during the era of Stalinism, when the non-bloc attitude of the first liberated states in the Third World was totally ignored in the Moscow. After the changes during the Khrushchev era this attitude was slowly corrected. It was perceived as the useful contribution of the Third World countries in the clash with the Western policies and generally as contribution to the world peace. But the Yugoslav political orientation to the non-aligned movement at the same period was criticized as abandoning of the fundamental standpoints of the Marxism and betrayal of the socialism. Later, during 1970-ties and the enlargement of the Non-aligned movement, which led to its importance in the international relations, the official Moscow again changed its attitudes to- wards non-aligned movement and Yugoslavia too. Although this standpoint was now positive, it was obvious that Soviet Union have the intention to connect the Movement and Yugoslavia much more with the socialistic bloc, and to confront it with the West.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 131-145
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian