“Great-Serbian Hegemony” and the Destiny of “Non-Serbian Peoples” in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes/Yugoslavia: from the Documents of Comintern to Contemporary Russian Historiography Cover Image
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„Великосрпска хегемонија“ и тешка судбина „несрпских народа“ у Краљевини СХС/Југославији: од докумената Коминтерне до савремене руске историографије
“Great-Serbian Hegemony” and the Destiny of “Non-Serbian Peoples” in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes/Yugoslavia: from the Documents of Comintern to Contemporary Russian Historiography

Author(s): Aleksandar Aleksandrovich Silkin
Subject(s): Civil Society, Political history, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), History of Communism, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: Comintern; USSR; the Kingdom of Serbs; Croats and Slovenes; Soviet historiography; Yugoslav communists; Great-Serbian hegemony; oppression of the non-Serbian people;
Summary/Abstract: In the USSR, the totalitarian ideology predetermined dogmatism of scientific ideas in both local and world history. Throughout the Soviet period, the present and the past of “all countries” including Yugoslavia were considered in the light of the quasi-religious messianic doctrine. The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes/Yugoslavia was assessed as an element of “imperialistic Versailles system” and the result of “cruel suppression of revolutionary mood of the masses”. The wrong research paradigm led to the inability to conceptualize the past, to comprehend and set out distinctly the logic of interwar Yugoslav history. Therefore, the reliable reconstruction of events and identification of all their participants remained an infeasible task for the Soviet historiography.

  • Page Range: 409-426
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Serbian