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4Th Of July 2019--Why Wait?


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#21 Ivanhoe

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 1842 PM

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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.


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