YUGOSLAVIA: No Illusions

The people of our two countries stand on the same side of the barricade.

—Leonid Brezhnev in Belgrade

To Yugoslavs, that declaration by Soviet Party Leader Brezhnev last week sounded oddly contrived and possibly a bit ominous. For nearly a quarter of a century the Yugoslavs more often than not have stood on the other side of the barricade, anxiously eyeing their big Communist neighbor whose tutelage they have rejected since 1948. Thus last week as Brezhnev arrived in Belgrade for a three-day visit, the Yugoslavs were anxious to get a firsthand impression...

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