Letter: How Tito saw it

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Sir: In Tito Speaks, an account, largely in his own words, of his struggle with Stalin, I find only one reference to the ethnic and religious divisions of the country. He is enumerating the differences between the Yugoslav and Soviet systems:

. . . here in Yugoslavia the national question has been correctly solved, both formally and in substance, and a federative state has been created out of six republics based on an equality in which the various peoples freely decide their lives and their futures. A national community has been created in which there is no leading nation to impose its will on the others, nor to suppress other peoples. In the Soviet Union, the national question has been solved on paper . . . (Tito Speaks by Vladimir Dedijer, Weidenfeld & Nicholson).

Yours faithfully,


Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

18 August