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CBS Documentary on Yugoslavia, 1986

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 06 Dec 2009, 23:17
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Post 13 Nov 2011, 18:19
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American CBS television network, or more accurately, KCBS affiliate station in Los Angeles, California filmed this tourist documentary in 1986 showing off the beautiful country, tourist hotspots and leisurely and rich lifestyle of those living in Yugoslavia. The guide of the program is Melody Rogers (IMDB) and this was just one of the many countries that were featured on this American program in the 1980's. Interesting to note is that at the end of the show, she summarizes her feelings about what she had just seen by stating that this was one of the most beautiful countries she and her crew ever visited. In her words, "It's spectacular!"

Another interesting thing to mention is that when commenting on Yugoslavian socialism, she states (while climbing castle stairs in Opatija) "All along Yugoslavian riviera there are these beautiful castles that were once used by kings and queens, by the nobility of Yugoslavia. Well, since there's no more nobility, they are now beautiful quaint little hotels that are used by people like you and me."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RRnCnO1 ... r_embedded
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 20 Jul 2011, 15:17
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Post 13 Nov 2011, 19:31
Thanks for the link, comrade. The past is a foreign country.
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Post 14 Nov 2011, 06:34
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Post 18 Nov 2011, 00:40
Great documentary. It's a shame that Yugoslavia, a country with a reasonable economy, going to shit several years after filming this. Do people still have Yugostalgia?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 08 Aug 2011, 22:59
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Post 18 Nov 2011, 00:48
Tails wrote:
Great documentary. It's a shame that Yugoslavia, a country with a reasonable economy, going to shit several years after filming this. Do people still have Yugostalgia?

Yes. It's not that majority of the 22 million who lived in Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia are yugonostalgic, but a small minority still is.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 09 Mar 2012, 02:37
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Post 16 Mar 2012, 04:14
It's very interesting to see that for many years i've been led to believe that living in the communist east was terrible from a material point of view. It turns out that life from that perspective was way better in the east than in my own country at the time. Even the color television appeared in the USSR 13 years before it did in my country.

The videos which came out from youtube in the recent years about the life in the eastern europe have shown to us a totally different perspective regarding the living conditions in that region in a positive way and i've been amazed by some things i watched specially in the soviet videos from the 70's.
"If I could control Hollywood, I could control the world." -Joseph Stalin
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