tito puente

during the cold war, yugoslavian dictator tito and the soviet leaders were constantly at odds, showing public disdain for each other.

one infamous story tells of soviet leader kruschev (of UN shoe waggling fame) sending tito a barrel full of corn. attached was a letter simply proclaiming that these would be how many soviet soldiers would descend on the country if tito did not relent and submit.

tito responded by sending back a barrel kacamak (corn syrup) to soviet premier, with his own note: "and this is what will happen to them."