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Jovanka Broz, Tito's widow, buried with military honors in Belgrade

Jovanka Broz, Tito's widow, buried with military honors in Belgrade

BELGRADE, Serbia, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Jovanka Broz, widow of late Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito, was buried next to her husband Saturday in a ceremony attended by veterans of World War II.

Jovanka Broz, widow of Marshal Tito, dies at 89

BELGRADE, Serbia, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Jovanka Broz, widow of longtime Yugoslavian President Josip Broz Tito, died Sunday after a long illness. She was 89.

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Serbia politician reclaims U.S. embassy

BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Serbian politician is reclaiming the U.S. Embassy building, the property of his grandmother, once the Americans move to new premises.

Tito's old mansion to house U.S. embassy

BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The United States is buying former Yugoslav Marshall Josip Broz Tito's residences in Belgrade to build a new embassy in Serbia, media reports said.

Tito's widow found in Belgrade squalor

BELGRADE, Serbia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The 81-year-old widow of former Yugoslav communist dictator Josip Broz Tito has been found living in a rotting mansion with no heat in Belgrade.

Serbian company re-opens Tito's train

BELGRADE, Serbia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Serbia's Railway Transport Company has put former Yugoslavian leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito's Blue Train back on the tracks as a tourist attraction.
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Josip Broz Tito (Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: ; born Josip Broz; Cyrillic script: Јосип Броз Тито; 7 May 1892 – 4 May 1980) was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman. While his presidency has been criticized as authoritarian, Tito was a popular public figure both in Yugoslavia and abroad, viewed as a unifying symbol for the nations of the Yugoslav federation. He gained international attention as the chief leader of the Non-Aligned Movement, working with Jawaharlal Nehru of India and Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt.

Josip was born as the seventh child of Franjo and Marija Broz in the village of Kumrovec within Austria-Hungary (modern-day Croatia). Drafted into the army, he distinguished himself, becoming the youngest Sergeant Major in the Austro-Hungarian Army. Josip was sent to a work camp in the Ural Mountains, after being seriously wounded and captured by the Russians. He participated in the October Revolution, and later joined a Red Guard unit in Omsk. Upon his return home, Broz found himself in a newly created Kingdom of Yugoslavia, where he joined the Communist Party of Yugoslavia.

He was Secretary-General (later President) of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia (1939–80), and went on to lead the World War II Yugoslav guerrilla movement, the Yugoslav Partisans (1941–45). After the war, he was the Prime Minister (1943–63) and later President (1953–80) of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). From 1943 to his death in 1980, he held the rank of Marshal of Yugoslavia, serving as the supreme commander of the Yugoslav military, the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA). With a highly favourable reputation abroad in both Cold War blocs, Josip Broz Tito received some 98 foreign decorations, including the Legion of Honour, and the Order of the Bath.

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