Why didn't large numbers of Serbs settle throughout Yugoslavia like Russians did throughout the USSR?

Dec 2017
Ukrainians are close enough to Russians that this doesn't undercut my main point here, though.

Also, didn't parts of Yugoslavia also need some assistance in becoming industrialized?
It's not just about Russians and Ukrainians. All European populations living central Asian republics would assimilate into Russian community. Even many Lithuanians living in Latvia (both groups of people are close enough) often assimilate into Russian speaking community.


Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
Republika Srpska
What about before 1941, though?
There was Serb colonization of Kosovo. Now, kingdom of Yugoslavia had an ideology called integral Yugoslavianism. It basically claimed that Serbs, Croats and Slovenes were the same people, Yugoslavs. This ideology was basically made an official ideology of the state by king Alexander. Therefore, there was no need for Serbs to settle in Yugoslav-inhabited regions because after all, they were all Yugoslavs.
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Nov 2016
There were migrations from Krajina into bigger Croatian cities (Zagreb, Sisak, Karlovac, Rijeka, Zadar, Osijek,...) because Krajina was kept undeveloped by Croatian communsts. Migrations also went from Bosnia and Serbia into Slovenia [for example, Janković, mayor of LJubljana is half-Serb, as is Dončić, basketball player], also economically motivated.
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