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and fishermen's centre in the south-western part of the western Istrian coast in the Fažana Strait, 8 km northwest of Pula. It is located on a low part of the coast, well protected from the sea by Brijuni - Brioni Islands. Today, Fažana is the transport hub for boat excursions to the Islands. 150px thumb Bogoslav Šulek (Image:Bogoslav šulek.gif) '''Bogoslav Šulek''', born '''Bohuslav Šulek''' (April 20, 1816 - November 30, 1895), was a Croatian philologist, historian and lexicographer. He founded much of the Croatian terminology in the areas of social and natural sciences, technology and civilization. He is considered one of the most influential Croatian philologists of all time. Early career Šulek was a Slovak (Slovaks) by birth. He was born in the Slovakian town of Sobotište, where he attended primary school. He studied at the evangelical (Protestantism) lyceum in Bratislava. He decided not to become a pastor, but was unable to continue his studies in Jena, so he came to his brother in the Croatian town of Brod na Savi (Slavonski Brod) in November 1838. Soon he made contact with Ljudevit Gaj, the central figure of the Croatian Illyrian movement, and in autumn 1839 started working as a printer for Franjo Župan in Zagreb. death_place Klagenfurt, Austria residence Croatia, Austria ethnicity Croat (Croats) thumb "Protect brotherhood and unity like the pupil of your eye", Josip Broz Tito Tito (File:Cuvajmo bratstvo i jedinstvo kao zenicu oka svoga.jpg) Several prominent persons from former Yugoslavia were convicted for activities deemed to threaten the brotherhood and unity, such as acts of chauvinist (chauvinism) propaganda, separatism and irredentism. Among the convicts were the former presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Alija Izetbegović) and Croatia (Franjo Tuđman and Stjepan Mesić), Croatian army general of Albanian descent Rahim Ademi and many others. One Kosovo Albanian, Adem Demaçi, was imprisoned for almost 30 years for allegations of espionage and irredentism. The Soviet Union was dissolved (Dissolution of the Soviet Union) by the end of 1991, resulting in 14 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia (Georgia (country)), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) declaring their independence from the Soviet Union and the bulk of the country being succeeded by the Russian Federation. Communism was abandoned in Albania and Yugoslavia between 1990 and 1992, the latter splitting into five successor states by 1992: Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later renamed Serbia and Montenegro, and later still split into two states, Serbia and Montenegro). Czechoslovakia too was dissolved three years after the end of communist rule, splitting peacefully into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1992. http: www.cecl.gr RigasNetwork databank Constitutions Yugoslavia.html The impact was felt in dozens of Socialist countries (List of socialist countries). Communism was abandoned in countries such as Cambodia (People's Republic of Kampuchea), Ethiopia (People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia), and Mongolia (1990 Democratic Revolution in Mongolia) and South Yemen. The collapse of Communism led commentators to declare the end of the Cold War. '''Hrvatinić dynasty''' was a medieval Bosnian (Bosnians) Croatian noble house which ruled over various parts of Bosnia (Bosnia (region)), Croatia and Dalmatia between the 13th century and the 15th century. '''Ivan Supek''' (April 8, 1915 – March 5, 2007) was a Croatian physicist, philosopher, writer, playwright, peace activist and humanist (Humanism).