Get the latest news from RT on the former Yugoslavia, including breaking news, travel, sport, and weather. Yugoslavia was a state in the Balkan Peninsula of south east Europe and existed from 1918 to 2003. It emerged after WWI under the name of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and was then renamed the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929. The monarchy was abolished in Yugoslavia in 1945, and its new communist government gave it the name of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, and in 1963 – the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. After the death of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito, ethnic tensions grew in the country, which were followed by the collapse of Yugoslavia. Follow RT for news on Yugoslavia’s history and transformation. Successor states of the former Yugoslavia are: Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, plus Kosovo – a partially recognized state – visit RT for the latest breaking news, reports and updates on each of them. Don’t forget to check out authors’ opinions on the news and current events taking place in the former Yugoslavia.