Mi·lo·še·vić(mə-lō′shə-vĭch′), Slobodan 1941-2006.
Serbian politician who served as president of Serbia (1989-1997) and of Serbia and Montenegro (1997-2000). Following the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia he promoted the idea of a Greater Serbia and supported Serbian militias in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. In 2002, a United Nations criminal tribunal charged Milošević with crimes against humanity and genocide, but he died before the trial ended.
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