4Th Of July 2019--Why Wait?
Posted 04 July 2019 - 1845 PM
Thank you! Have a Great Fourth of July, however you decide to celebrate in Russia!
It was celebrated here for 1945-2001 as a "Day of the fighter", since on 4th July 1941. communist party decided to raise against occupation*. It was debated (with a pretty good arguments**) that Tito intentionally chose that day due the it's significance in the US as a part of PR campaign.
* Also, on 4th July 1946. one of the Belgrade streets was named after George Washington***. Note that was before Tito's split with Stalin when relations with west were pretty bad.
**Some guerilla actions were done before that, both by communist and monarchist groups, as early as May 15th (by mixed communist and monarchist group****), so a common story that communists have only started resisting after Germany attacked USSR is a myth.
***Other two Americans presidents that got a street in Belgrade named after them were Roosevelt (FDR, in '50s) and Kenedy (early '70s).
****That cooperation was not exactly uncommon until late 1941. and occasionally even in mid-late 1942.
Edited by bojan, 05 July 2019 - 0444 AM.
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