Slobodan Milošević

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Person.png Slobodan Milošević   IMDB NNDB WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Slobodan Milošević.jpg
Born1941-08-20
Požarevac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died2006-03-11 (Age 64)
The Hague, Netherlands
NationalitySerbian
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade Faculty of Law
Children • Marko
• Marija
SpouseMirjana Markovic
Victim ofPremature death
Interest ofChristopher Black, Srđa Popović
PartySKJ,  SPS
Former President of Serbia who died in custody, preempting his trial

Employment.png President of Serbia

In office
11 January 1991 - 23 July 1997

 

A Document by Slobodan Milošević

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)
Document:Milosevic letter to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairsletter26 August 2011Slobodan Milosevic#Health

 

Related Quotation

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Open Society Foundations“The conventional view, shared by many on the left, is that socialism collapsed in eastern Europe because of its systemic weaknesses and the political elite's failure to build popular support. That may be partly true, but Soros's role was crucial. From 1979, he distributed $3m a year to dissidents including Poland's Solidarity movement, Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia and Andrei Sakharov in the Soviet Union. In 1984, he founded his first Open Society Institute in Hungary and pumped millions of dollars into opposition movements and independent media. Ostensibly aimed at building up a "civil society", these initiatives were designed to weaken the existing political structures and pave the way for eastern Europe's eventual colonisation by global capital. Soros now claims, with characteristic immodesty, that he was responsible for the "Americanisation"; of eastern Europe. ...

The Yugoslavs remained stubbornly resistant [to the sponsored free market revolution in Eastern Europe] and repeatedly returned Slobodan Milosevic's unreformed Socialist Party to government. Soros was equal to the challenge. From 1991, his Open Society Institute channelled more than $100m to the coffers of the anti-Milosevic opposition, funding political parties, publishing houses and "independent"; media such as Radio B92, the plucky little student radio station of western mythology which was in reality bankrolled by one of the world's richest men on behalf of the world's most powerful nation. With Slobo finally toppled in 2000 in a coup d'etat financed, planned and executed in Washington, all that was left was to cart the ex-Yugoslav leader to the Hague tribunal, co-financed by Soros along with those other custodians of human rights Time Warner Corporation and Disney. He faced charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide, based in the main on the largely anecdotal evidence of (you've guessed it) Human Rights Watch. ...

The sad conclusion is...that....Soros deems a society “open” not if it respects human rights and basic freedoms, but if it is “open” for him and his associates to make money....He thus copied a pattern he has deployed to great effect over the whole of eastern Europe: of advocating “shock therapy” and “economic reform”, then swooping in with his associates to buy valuable state assets at knock-down prices.”
New Statesman

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Marko Milosevic's letter to the organs of the ICTY and the UN regarding Judge Parker's investigation into the death of Slobodan Milosevicopen letter17 July 2006Marko Milošević


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