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Quarter Century Since Landmark Congress that Presaged Yugoslavia's Collapse

Ljubljana, 22 January - The 14th congress of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia in 1990 would be but a minor footnote in the history of the ill-fated country, were it not for a walk-out by the Slovenian delegation on 22 January that transformed it into a turning point which triggered a cascade of events leading to the country's break-up.

Ljubljana
Ciril Ribičič, a member of the Slovenian delegation which walked out of the last congress of the League of Yugoslav Communists.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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