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Ante Ciliga – pronounced “Tsiliga” – became famous to the point of becoming the emblem of the opposition to Stalinism and to “the Bolshevik system” of state. ANTE CILIGA. It is with an extreme discretion that the French press (Le Monde, October 28, ), announced, in some poor lines, the death of Ante Ciliga. The file was just too big and I can’t seem to compress it without losing quality, so I posted it on : The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga.

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Fromthe review typed with the machine on stencils became a printed quarterly review. Later, inwith the death of the old great chief Tito, Ciliga could announce the end of Yugoslavia, born in The rise of Fascism consolidated him in this idea.

He was about a radical socialist, not nationalist: Pouchas and Ciliga The Ustasha State – a few days hardly after its formation – decided to undertake an “ethnic purification”, directed against the 2 million Serb living in the Croatian State against 3,3 million Bosnian Croats and Ciliga made the Paris-Zagreb trip, via Turin, Trieste, Pola in Istria – where he remained two months in the family house – then diliga by Ragusa Dubrovnik to go to Bosnia-Herzegovina, then from there to Croatia, where he arrived in December In the same year, due to persecution because of his illegal party work, he was exiled from the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

From tohe continued higher education while undertaking his revolutionary activity in Hungary, Italy, Slovenia – in Prague, then in Vienna, and finally in Zagreb This position of calling to the “united front” showed, on the contrary, an increasingly clear distance of the positions of the Communist Left, of which one of the characteristics was the rejection anet any “united front”.

The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga

These comments signal that Trotsky had ceased to view Ciliga as a political ally, and now saw him as an opponent, if not an outright enemy. In this last social democrat organisation HDSACiliga was not a simple contributor; he was officially the political secretary On top, as on certain articles of SpremnostCiliga kept a total silence in his memories and interviews.


He was released from Jasenovac in January for reasons unknown. Bukharin, combined with Stalin, had replaced Zinoviev, who had allied himself to Trotsky. As of his arrival, the organisation seemed to him not like the staff of the world revolution but a simple branch, “without much importance”, attached to the propaganda service of the Russian party.


This clandestine group was in contact with the Trotskyist organisation of Moscow, which provided it letters and documents of Trotsky and Racovski. Like all the other newspapers, it was controlled by the new Ustasha power. The CP of Croatia which had besides contacts with the Croatian nationalist emigration supported those, Ustashe included.

Comments Spikymike Jul 31 It appears that it’s just awaiting a mod. Having formally excluded the right-wing tendencies, the CPY had adhered to the Communist International Comintern during the congress of Vukovar in June This revolt known as “Revolt of Prostina” will remain famous 8.

Without recognising it in his memories and interviews, while passing by Czechoslovakia, Ciliga contacted two Trotskyist militants: Therefore the choice of Germany had been directed towards the Ustasha movement, whose chief in Zagreb colonel Kvaternik proclaimed with the amte the creation of the Independent State of Croatia Nezavisna Drzava Hrvatska, or N. All these leading functions drew to him the attention of the police.

According to Ciliga, and the CPY, repression made among Communists hundreds of deaths; perhaps 30 In it, he dealt with the history of the Yugoslav communist movement cilig critically assessed Tito’s regime. The Trotskyist known as “right-wing Trotskyists” and the “centrists” excluded them, with hateful methods which proved “that between Trotskyism and Stalinism there were many common items” Au Pays … translated into English and published as The Russian Enigmacannot be capsulized; it must be read in full to absorb its full significance.


All this activity in the Croatian press allowed the organ of the CPY, Proleterto denounce him as “fascist spy”.

These elements had gone even further than the Decemists cilkga they argued not that Lenin had begun correctly and strayed from the correct path, but that Cilliga policies altogether had been wrong from the start. In addition, in summerwith the unloading in Normandy, Pavelic realised the place of the unloading would not be any more in Dalmatian. At that time, already, he interpreted the fall of the Councils in Hungary as the end of the revolutionary wave of Without wasting time, a few days hardly after his exit of the USSR, Ciliga had written to Trotsky, who answered him 61and with the Bulletin of the Russian opposition.

However, it should also be noted that in Sam Kroz Evropu …. But, the proposal of the Vth congress to form three independent republics left Ciliga sceptic, since the case of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Vojvodina had overlooked.

Nationalism, Dissidence and Terrorism”, No.

The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga

He was not acquisitive, or an opportunist, and never sought personal advancement: It took the name of “With the threshold of the future” Na pragu sutrasnjice and lasted until the beginning of the Eighties, seems it. But it was for once more putting ahead a nationalist solution, the creation of a Croatian State, certainly inserted in “a Confederation of 6 sovereign national States ” Such theses caused scandal until in the ultra-left, and Smirnov was excluded from the group.

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