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Совјетски савез и формирање југословенских снага безбедности (1944–1945)
USSR and the Creation of the Security Apparatus in Yugoslavia 1944–1945

Author(s): Dmitar Tasić
Subject(s): Governance, Military history, Political history, Security and defense, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: Yugoslavia; USSR; security agencies; HOVJ; OZNA; KNOJ; military and intelligence agencies; counter-intelligence protection;
Summary/Abstract: Parallel with the „wartime“ formation of the „New“ or Tito’s Yugoslavia and its armed forces, the process of founding of the security apparatus was also going on. The fact that the war against the occupiers was at the same time a civil war and a thoroughgoing socialist revolution, additionally stressed the importance of well organized and well trained security and intelligence agencies. No doubt, ties established with USSR during the war as well as the known experiences of the October Revolution, civil wars in USSR and in Spain, had a strong impact on the way the Yugoslav security apparatus was formed and used. The split with USSR which came about in 1948 and which influenced this sphere too, would entail stressing autochthonous development or unconscious neglect or total omission of the foreign (speak: Soviet) influence in subsequent research.

  • Page Range: 272-281
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: Serbian