Vladimir Popović (diplomat)

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Vladimir Popović
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Born Vladimir Popović
(1914-01-27)January 27, 1914
Gornji Brceli, Bar, Kingdom of Montenegro
Died April 1, 1972(1972-04-01)
London, Great Britain
Education University of Belgrade School of Medicine
Occupation

Delegate to the UN, Close associate of Josip Broz Tito
Yugoslavia’s envoy (ambassador) to the USSR, USA, China and Vietnam,
Member of the Federal Government of Yugoslavia,
Chairman of the committee for foreign affairs of the Federal Assembly of Yugoslavia,

Secretary to the Presidency until his death in 1972
Title

Captain, Republican Army - Spanish Civil War,
Major General in the Yugoslav People′s Liberation Army,
"Spomenica 1941"
A remembrance medal commemorating the beginning of the Liberation War 1941
Order of National Hero – Medal.

And many other foreign and domestic medals and honors

Vladimir Popović also known as Vlado Popović, Diplomat, politician, general, revolutionary, close associate to Josip Broz Tito

Biography[edit]

Born 1914 in Gornji Brceli, near Bar, Kingdom of Montenegro.
Died 1972 in London, Great Britain.

Life and work[edit]

The Kingdom of Montenegro in 1918 was integrated into the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians. In 1929 it was proclaimed the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. When World War II started – the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was invaded by Germany.
In 1945 at the end of World War II it was proclaimed the Federation of Yugoslavia consisting of 6 socialist republics.
1932 joined the Yugoslav Communist Party.
1937 graduated from the University of Belgrade's School of Medicine.

1937 represented his fellow students at the World Youth Congress in Paris where he met Josip Broz Tito, then Secretary of the Yugoslav Communist Party.

1937 he joined the Spanish Civil War, Rank of Captain in the Spanish Republican Army.

1941 after the invasion of Yugoslavia by the German and Italian Army, he became a leader of the Yugoslav partisans forces in Croatia.

1944 advanced to major general, commanded the Partisan Third Army Corps in Bosnia.

1941–1945 fought German, Italian, Bulgarian, Hungarian and local followers of Third Reich until 1945 when the battle was won.

1945 Josip Broz Tito sent VP to Bulgaria as the Yugoslav military and political representative.

1945 was named Yugoslavia’s first Communist Ambassador to Soviet Union.

1946 was a member of Yugoslav Delegation to the UN.

1946 member of Yugoslav Delegation at the Paris Peace conference in Versailles (21 delegations from countries in the Second World War with Germany).

1946-1947 in Moscow he helped negotiate economic-cooperation agreements with the Soviet Union.

1948 Cominform (an organization 1947–56 established by the Communist parties of nine European countries for mutual advice and coordinated activity) denounced the Yugoslav Communist Party and the Soviet Union imposed an economic blockade on Yugoslavia.

1948 became First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and was elected to the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist party.

1949 as chief of the Yugoslav Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly he sought the aid of Western powers for his country.

1950 was named as Ambassador to the USA and pledged a policy of peaceful cooperation. He was influential in obtaining $38 million in food and supplies for his drought–stricken country.

1951 he helped obtain $50 million in economic aid from the United States, Britain and France, secured after the release of archbishop Aloysius Stepinac.

1954 Chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Federal Assembly of Yugoslavia.

1955–1958 he served as ambassador to China and Vietnam.

1958 -1972 He served as:

  • Member of the presidium of the Central Committee in charge of Foreign Policy
  • Member of the Federal Government
  • Chairman of the Committee for foreign economic relations
  • Head of goodwill trade missions to Latin America
  • On missions to members of The Non-Aligned Movement NAM
  • Secretary to the Presidency until his death 1972

Married the former Vjera Radimir in 1946

External links[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Dedijer Vladimir(1953) Tito .Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Dedijer, Vladimir (1953). Tito Speaks: His Self Portrait and Struggle with Stalin. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
  • Lees, Lorraine M. (2006). Keeping Tito Afloat: The United States, Yugoslavia, and the Cold War. Pennsylvania State University Press.
  • Velebit, Vladimir Sjecanja, Zagreb, 1983.
  • Ivan Matovic: "CRNOGORCI NADZIVJELI SPANSKU GOLGOTU"
  • Balen, Marija-Vica: Bili smo idealisti. Uspomene jedne revolucionarke. Zagreb, 2009.
  • Biografija izdanja u Narodnooslobodilačkom ratu 1941-1945. Beograd, 1964.
  • Bojović, Jovan: Osma pokrajinska konferencija KPJ za Crnu Goru, Boku, Sandžak, Kosovo i Metohiju. Titograd, 1980.
  • Cenčić, Vjenceslav: Enigma Kopinič I-II. Beograd 1983.
  • Četiri decenije Saveza komunista Hrvatske. Zbornik, Zagreb, 1979.
  • Damjanović, Milica: Napredni pokret studenata Beogradskog univerziteta, Beograd, 1974.
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  • Dedijer, Vladimir: Novi prilozi za biografiju Josipa Broza Tita. Beograd
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  • Jugoslavija i svet. Beograd, za 1965-1972.
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  • Komunistički pokret i socijalistička revolucija u Hrvatskoj. Zagreb,

1969.

  • Lees, Lorraine: Keeping Tito Afloat - the United States Yugoslavia, and the Cold war, 1997.
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  • Morača Pero, Stojanović Stanislav: Komunisti Jugoslavije 1919-1979. Beograd, 1979.
  • Narodni heroji Jugoslavije, 1975.
  • Petričević, J.: Ivo Lola Ribar. Zagreb, 1964.
  • Ribnikar, Jara: Kuća koja je postala muzej. Beograd, 1964.
  • Ridli, Džasper: Tito. Novi Sad, 1998.
  • Simić, Pero: Tito. Tajna veka. Beograd, 2009.
  • Sjevernozapadna Hrvatska u NOB – u i socijalističkoj revoluciji. Zbornik. Varaždin, 1976.
  • Španija 1936 – 1939. Zbornik I –VI. Beograd 1971.
  • Udovički, Lazar: O Španiji i španskim borcima (članci, intervjui, pisma, govori, izvještaji), Beograd,
  • Vukmanović, Svetozar - Tempo: Revolucija koja teče. Memoari.
  • Vasić, Miroljub: Revolucionarni omladinski pokret u Jugoslaviji 1929-1941. godine. Beograd, 1977.
  • Vladimir Velebit svjedok istorije, razgovore vodila i priredila Mira Šuvar. Zagreb,2001.
  • Vrhunec, Marko: Šest godina sa Titom, Beograd. Vujošević, Ubavka: Tito i Beograd . Beograd 1977.
  • Vukmanović, Gojko: Vladimir Popović, feljton u Pobjedi od 1. aprila do 5. maja 1984.
  • Zagreb 1941-1945, Zbornik sjećanja, I-IV. Zagreb, 1984.
  • Zbornik instituta za istoriju radničkog pokreta Dalmacije. 1975
  • Članci u jugoslovenskim novinama, časopisima i revijama:Borba, Politika, Pobjeda, Vjesnik, Delo, Oslobođenje, Barske novine, Zagrebačka panorama,NIN. Istorijski zapisi, Ovdje, Vojno istorijski glasnik