JUGOSLOVENSKI STAV PREMA SPORNIM PITANJIMA KULTURNE SARADNJE SA SOVJETSKIM SAVEZOM U PERIODU NORMALIZACIJE DIPLOMATSKIH ODNOSA

Authors

  • Andrija Jovanović

Keywords:

Yugoslavia, USSSR, cultural cooperation, international relations, realism, Federal Commission for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, Cold War, normalization

Abstract

The paper aims to show, based on the sources available in the Archives of Yugoslavia, how the political goals of the two countries during the normalization of diplomatic relations in the period from 1955 to 1959, influenced cultural cooperation. The period after the conclusion of the Belgrade Declaration on June 2, 1955, marked the beginning of a new cultural exchange between the USSR and the FPRY, but due to excessive political influence, cultural cooperation in that period was exclusively a field on which the political aspirations of the two countries were reflected in the process of normalization of political and economic relations. Namely, the goal of the USSR to include Yugoslavia in the socialist camp and the goal of the FPRY to maintain balance in a bipolar Cold War order, limited the possibility of positive cultural exchange.

Published

2021-05-28