Ante Ciliga – pronounced “Tsiliga” – became famous to the point of becoming the emblem of the opposition to Stalinism and to “the Bolshevik system” of state. ANTE CILIGA. It is with an extreme discretion that the French press (Le Monde, October 28, ), announced, in some poor lines, the death of Ante Ciliga. The file was just too big and I can’t seem to compress it without losing quality, so I posted it on : The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga.

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Piteous result, which is not explained only by the faking of the elections and the vigilance of the monarchist police.

Pouchas and Ciliga He realised quickly that the foreigners like him, members of the Comintern, were considered by the Russian working people plunged in misery, like privileged people living like Barins. From the beginnings to the end he was an ideologist of the intelligentsia. Everywhere, even in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Vojvodina were proclaimed the need “for the self-determination of the people “.

Such theses caused scandal until in the ultra-left, ciiga Smirnov was excluded from the group.

The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga. But, according to him, “the take-over by force of November 7 ” left it filled of doubts. It was in the aftermath of this encounter that Au Pays … was written, with its revealing ninth chapter, Lenin, Also …in which Ciliga offered a historical summary of proletarian opposition to the Bolshevik regime. Originally written in and published in Paris, under the title “Au Pays du Grand Mensonge”.

On this policy which appeared even for Gramsci as vermin, Ciliga seems not to have emitted the slightest doubt. He dissolved the Parliament and put out the law the political parties, initially the Yugoslav CP. At 19, Ciliga was undergoing military service in the Austro-Hungarian forces when the Russian democratic revolution of February took place.

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Log in for more features Click here to register now. General history of socialismT. Vera Vucicevic had lived in Sarajevo, and she often discussed Bosnian problems with him; he remained fascinated by the region. This was too thanks to the archbishop Alois Stepinac, but not, as the Titoist propaganda claimed it, for glorifying the Croatian State in various publications.


In autumnat the age of seven, he was sent ckliga live with his uncle, a veterinarian, in Mostar, capital of Hercegovina.


What after the repression qnte the Haft Tapeh workers and the steelworkers in Ahvaz? The youth of Ante Ciliga conforms to a pattern of idealism. After the communists fell from power inhe returned to Croatia, where he was granted an honorary function in the commission drafting the new democratic constitution in December One voted for even a resolution for or against the “working class” character of the USSR: These points are ant developed in the Italian interview of The rich, nationalist peasants preferred to sell their surplus grain to the imperial authorities in Vienna than to assist their national compatriots.

Bjulleten oppositsiiNo. From July to FebruaryCiliga travelled with cliiga visa granted in Vienna and Berlin, noting the atmosphere reigning in the two countries. He was in Budapest when the Hungarian Soviet Republic was proclaimed in He remained a Bohemian in spirit, who needed and used people but never maliciously, who always depended on the generosity of others to secure him a place to stay and food.

The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga

Being parliamentarist, the new Party had conquered many municipalities, of which that of Belgrade. This Russian national “phenomenon “, also appeared according to Ciliga – among Anarchists.

According to a usual practice of Stalinism, at its beginnings, the apparatus tried “to buy” Ciliga by proposing to him a job well remunerated as archivist and teacher in Leningrad. At the time, this testimony led to harsh attacks by the Stalinist CPY.

He left a son, from a Bulgarian or Macedonian wife of whom little is known, since the marriage ended before he went to Russia. He was not seeking a comfortable position.

In this state of mind, where – so he write it – he underestimated his divergences with the Trotskyists, he was arrested on May 21, in Leningrad, after having visited his comrades of Moscow, more interested by an immediate activity in the factories leaflets, strike watchwords that by an activity of theoretical reflection in the long time.


There was an English translation: Tijunov, next to the German and Italian Left Communists, decided vigorously against any “republication of the Third International “. Inhe was appointed as member of the central committee. In this last was the chief “Decist” V.

There was simply a popular revolution by bottom and a bureaucratic dictatorship by the top. In the VIIIth conference of the organisation of Zagreb, the Djakovic-Tito fraction seized the power in the name of the fight against the splitting represented by the “left “. For the articles of Ciliga in Sotsialisticeskij vestnikin andcf.

In the country of ciligq great lie.

That gave to Ciliga the reputation of anglophilia. Brezovic and Albert Hlebec Lidin. Some believed him in the service of some government or secret service, either English, or Russian. The major reason was that the Croatian Bourgeoisie was extremely dissatisfied with the federal State: From to cillga, he continued higher education while undertaking his revolutionary activity in Hungary, Italy, Slovenia – in Prague, then in Vienna, and finally in Zagreb This and other works on Trotsky, Vujovic, and the Chinese Revolution have been reprinted and translated into other languages.

But it is with a certain glare that was celebrated in February in Croatia the th birthday of Ciliga, presented as a “patriot” and antr “worthy child of the country”, who was personally honorated in by the General-President Tudjman Croatia Weekly cipiga, Zagreb, March 26, Later, inwith the death of the old great chief Tito, Ciliga could announce the end of Yugoslavia, born in