@Dušan Thank you! I’m saving your post. Very interesting and informative. Yugoslavia does seem better than USSR. I love the story about your parents trip to Poland. Great story!
We have a huge Serbian community just 2 hours away from me. I love the shops and cultural elements they bring to their new communities. It is easier today for Slavic immigrants to visit their homeland or stay in touch with family. My family was cut off because of USSR censorship and travel restrictions.