43 years since Tito’s death

43 years ago, on May 4, 1980, the lifelong president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), Josip Broz Tito, the leader of the Yugoslav partisans in World War II and the leader of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, died.

He led the country out of the Soviet bloc, initiated its all-round development and was one of the leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement.

He was the head of Yugoslavia from 1945 until his death, and he died at the age of 88, in the Clinical Center in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, at 3:05 p.m.

The forty-third anniversary of Tito’s death will be marked today in his final resting place – Kuća Cveća –  and in Kumrovac, Croatia, where he was born.

Tito’s grave, which is part of the Museum of Yugoslavia in Dedinje, has been visited by around 20 million people since the funeral.

His funeral was attended by more than 200 stage delegations from around the world, as well as presidents, prime ministers, kings and rulers and party leaders from 107 countries.

(021.rs, 04.05.2023)


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