Dubrovnik Vignettes: The Retirement Villa of Communist Yugoslavia's Dreaded Secret Police Chief

Aleksandar "Leka" Ranković was feared by many, but then removed from power in suspicious circumstances before retiring in Dubrovnik

By the time the dust had settled with the end of the Second World War, four giants in the Yugoslav Communist Politburo dominated the rest of the Party and its leadership:

  1. Half Croat-half Slovene Josip Broz “Tito”, the dictator

  2. Slovenian Edvard Kardelj, who went on …

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