Ante Ciliga – pronounced “Tsiliga” – became famous to the point of becoming the emblem of the opposition to Stalinism and to “the Bolshevik system” of state. ANTE CILIGA. It is with an extreme discretion that the French press (Le Monde, October 28, ), announced, in some poor lines, the death of Ante Ciliga. The file was just too big and I can’t seem to compress it without losing quality, so I posted it on : The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga.

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The latter comment, qnte its hint at South Slavic passions, bears the authentic imprint of Ciliga, whose instincts were always toward bold action. I still have a copy of the Ink Links hard copy paperback on my shelves.

Nate July to FebruaryCiliga travelled with the visa granted in Vienna and Berlin, noting the atmosphere reigning in the two countries.

As a former member of the communist movement and a dissident who had transitioned into a hard-core anticommunist, he was branded a political cjliga of the regime in Yugoslavia.

Sike Oct 2 There remained nothing any more but the alliance of the State capitalism with private capitalism VII, the contradiction of testimony between Ciliga, on the one hand, and Ardachelia and Yakovin of the other.

All his observation of the living conditions, Ciliga largely told in his book second part, published in French in The leaflet ,mentioned above, affirms that “Ciliga was named attached cultural of Croatian independent State in Berlin where he remained until the defeat of Hitler”.


In the Seventies, there was an English republication. But in this Austrian Manchester, where antd with acuity the working class question, he came from there “to regard as logic and probable the end of capitalism and the advent of socialism “. For them, it was decisive that the workers can have freedom to choose among the concurrent workers parties within the working class.

Ckliga bases of this argument had been anticipated by a number of 19th century writers, before the emergence of Bolshevism as a movement. The question cilifa a new International arose with the bankruptcy of Stalinism in Germany. He engaged at once in a detachment of Yugoslav volunteers. The Stansted 15 protesters, who stopped a government deportation flight from taking off ciliha March last year, have today been found guilty of breaching terror laws.

Anton Ciliga (Obituary)

The Trotskyist known ciligaa “right-wing Trotskyists” and the “centrists” excluded them, with hateful methods which proved “that between Trotskyism and Stalinism there were many ciligz items” Creator at Ante Ciliga Collection. Obliged to return clandestinely to Croatia, for a true suicidal mission, he was assassinated at once in April Jakob ZorgaG.

This Left had made of Zagreb its fortified town. Ciliga, under the Mbt signature, retorted in Borba Nos. Ante Ciliga 20 February — 21 October was a Croatian politician, writer and publisher.

The Russian Enigma – Ante Ciliga

With the peasants of his ane district, he organised an armed resistance against the Fascist bands squadristi. Can it were possible that we, who wanted the power Soviet, would fight it?


It is certain that Ciliga published much in Zagreb during all the year and until the summer He realised quickly that the foreigners like him, members of the Comintern, were considered by the Russian working people plunged in misery, like privileged people living like Barins. That resulted in an abandonment of the theory of the liberation of ciligw people oppressed into Yugoslavia.

Ciliga, Ante

Though his flatterers say some, it is certain that Ciliga at that time – whereas he was presented as such in his books on Russia – was any more neither Marxist nor Internationalist, but a Croatian nationalist, apparently pro-Allied, sailing in stinking water of Ustasha.

He also parted ways with the Trotskyists very soon, but continued to be loyal to socialist ideas. He arrived at the moment when the NEP sank in the rout, with an increasingly paralysed economy and 2,2 million misemployed people It is at least what Ciliga affirms.

Ciliga, in this context, continued his activities of “editor “, “person in charge” and “political adviser” of his reviews. It should however be stressed that in and Ciliga constantly obtained the renewal of his Italian passport.

He contacted the Italian embassy in Moscow, by telegrams, and made play his Italian citizenship.