Mira Markovic, Slobodan Milosevic’s wife, dies during 76

Mirjana Markovic, a widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, during a council event in Belgrade in 2001.

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Mira Markovic, a widow of former Yugoslav boss Slobodan Milosevic, has died in Russia during a age of 76.

Her genocide was reliable to a BBC by a tighten family friend, Milutin Mrkonjic.

Known as a “Lady Macbeth of a Balkans”, Ms Markovic was a poignant domestic figure during a fall of Yugoslavia in a 1990s.

She was one of her husband’s many devoted and successful advisers before he was arrested in 2001 though fled to Russia dual years later.

Mr Milosevic died in 2006 while being hold during a UN fight crimes judiciary in a Netherlands. He had been charged with genocide and other fight crimes for his pivotal purpose in a 1990s wars that tore a Balkans apart.

They were married for 4 decades and were roughly inseparable until Milosevic’s extradition.

While Ms Markovic due her domestic change to being his closest confidante, she also had her possess domestic party, a neo-communist Yugoslav United Left (JUL).

Prior to assembly her husband, Ms Markovic had a worried childhood. Her mom was a Partisan warrior who was prisoner by a Nazis in 1942.

Under torture, she apparently gave divided secrets. One comment suggests that after her release, her possess father – Ms Markovic’s grandfather – systematic a execution of his daughter for treachery.

In 2003, Ms Markovic fled Serbia, where she was charged with abuse of energy and was suspected of cigarette bootlegging and domestic assassination.


Brought together by comfortless family histories

By Aleksandra Niksic, BBC News Serbian Editor

Markovic and Milosevic met as childhood sweethearts in Milosevic’s hometown Pozarevac and married in 1965. Those who knew them mostly pronounced a integrate was brought together pity comfortless family histories – Milosevic’s relatives both committed suicide, while Markovic’s mom was disloyal from her father due to domestic differences during a World War II.

They had dual children – daughter Marija and son Marko, who has lived in Russia with Markovic. Daughter Marija Milosevic was disloyal from a family after her father’s genocide in 2006 and has been vital in beside Montenegro.

Serbian antithesis parties called her “Red Witch” due to her domestic stance. She fled for Russia after Serbian probity began questioning a crime cases, as good as threats and murders to reporters and domestic opponents of a couple.

Milosevic’s hermit Borislav, once envoy to Moscow, reportedly organized a move, as good as haven for her and her son Marko.


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