SLOBO, MIRA AND THEIR WILD BROOD

Every uprising knows its demons on a first-name basis. The French railed at Louis and Marie Antoinette; the Russians at Nicholas and Alexandra; the Filipinos at Ferdinand and Imelda; the Romanians at Nicolae and Elena. Now, in Serbia, the targets are Slobo and Mira, the nicknames of President Slobodan Milosevic and his wife Mirjana Markovic. So renowned is the President's wife--never call her the First Lady to her face--that she is being pilloried in her own right by the protesters in Belgrade.

Dr. Mirjana Markovic (Ph.D. in sociology) is easy to mock in effigy. Dowdy but vain, she dyes her hair...

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