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CLASSIFICATION C Q111@R% 11 Approved For Release Z T0k.18tl?CaAYRUfa;EOQ O2800550QUVQRT NO. INFORMATION REPORT JNTRY Yugoslavia CONFIDENTIAL NO. OF ENCLS. i6 (LISTED IST lSTED BELOW) Cl q rarv SUBJECT The Yugoslav Political Emigration NO. OF PAGES PLACE 25X1A ACQUIRED - DATE OF INFO, see below 25X1X CD NO. SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 1. In order to understand the activities of the Yugoslav political emigres, it is necessary to take into consideration the two categories of Yugoslav emigres living abroad today. The first is the Yugoslav military-political emigre who has been abroad since 1941 and who refused in 1944 to return to Yugoslavia. The second category is composed of politicians and military personnel who fled from Yugoslavia at the advent of Communism. This group is generally composed of heterogeneous, compromised and in- significant individuals. In the opinion of source, this latter group has injected into the Yugoslav emigration disorientation and chaos by their efforts to obtain leadership and their endeavor to divert Yugoslav emigration toward neo-fascism. 2. The present Yugoslav emigre groups are sub-divided into four committees as follows: STATE Fai Dore Arc" vsY rove Fortease 2000/05 This document is hereby regraded to CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with the letter of 16 October 1978 from the Central Intelligence to the -tor of The Serbian National Committee 1) During the past several years Yugoslav political emigres have virtually exhausted themselves discussing the future form of the Yugoslav state. Recently, however, the concept of a Yugoslavia on a strictly federative basis was adopted by all authoritative elements. In line with this concept the Serb National Committee (Srpski Narodni Odbor) was established abroad with the following Serbian political figures heading the committee: Slobodan Jovanovic (London); Dr. Milan Gavrilovic (London); Radoje Knezevic (London); Milos Bobic (London); Krsto Miletic (London), Jovan Banjanin (London); Konstantin Fotic (riashington); Dr. Irinej Djordjevic (London); Adam Pribicevic (Canada); Dr. Zivko Topalovic (Belgium); Dr. Nikolaj Velimirovic (Libertyville, USA); Nikola Djonovic (USA); Dr. Slobodan Draskovic (USA); Dr. Milan Sijacki (USA); Dr. Milos Sekulic (London); Dr. Radoje Vukcevic (Paris); Miadon Z:ujevic (USA) and others. All the traditional Serb parties are represented within this committee. 2) It is expected that this committee will be subjected to attack CLASSIFICATION UUIVf IUGIVIIAL 18: qDPF78Q*5000 Approved For Release" h /1 # W 57R0028005 11FIDENTIAL CON FI DENT IA -e L INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 25X1A on the part o opposition elements headed by the Chetnik Vojvoda group led b31 r) ?Dobrosav Jevd evv 1 The Zbor Croup 'is also expected to attempt to minixniz'~` ethe influence of the Serb National Committee, but these two groups, together. with minor smaller factions, are considered to be rather insignificant. 3) The Yugoslav Moslem organization abroad, established in Paris, may be considered as a sub-division of the Serb National Committee. The Moslems are headed by Omer Dzonlagic and the committee includes emigres from Macedonian b. The Slovene National Committee 1) The Slovene National Committee (Slovenski Narodni Odbor) was es- tablished in 196 in Rome. The present committee is composed of Dr. liha Krek as president and 4ilos Stare in Rome, Rudolf Zitnik in Argentina and Professor Kacin in Gorizia. In addition to these men, there are members of the Slovene People's Party, the Liberal and Socialist Party represented on the committee. The sentiments of the overwhelming majority of Slovenes residing abroad are re- flected in the views of this committee. 2) Those groups which are not represented on the Slovene National Com- mittee are the Strazari (the so-called "Action Committee for a Soverign and Independent Slovene State") which is headed by Dr. Ciril Zebot, the groups president, who lives in the United States. Other members of this grout) are Joze Spindler, Joze Peterlin of Trieste and Dr. Lujo Leskovar, a member of IRO. Groat National Committee The Groat National Committee (Hrvataki Narodni Odbor) has not yet been established but plans have been made to form the committee of representatives of the Croat Peasant Party abroad exclusively. The president of this Committee will probably be Dr. Vlatko Macck president of the Croat Peasant Party who is resident in Washington. The committee will, in all probability, also include Dr. Branko Peselj (Washington); Ivan Mestrovic (USA); the priestAntonije Juretic (Switzerland); Miroslav Didek (Rome); Dr. Josip Torbar (Canada); Dr. Juraj Krnjevic (London); Blazo Vuckovic (Belgium) and Ilija Jukic (London). All are leading men in the Croat Peasant Party. 2) The Croat National committee (or Dr. Macek who, as president of the Croat Peasant Party has the authority to speak for the Croats abroad) will be subjected to attack by the Ustashafaction who are considered to have only minor influence with the Croatian people inside Yugoslavia. f'. 13,Atr 113 17 U CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2000/05/18 :\CIA-RD 882-00457R002800550003-2