| His visit to Planica
It is well known that the president of Socialist Republic
of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz - Tito, was in good relations with leaders
of many African and other so-called non-aligned countries, known as
The 3rd world (that is, anything outside USA or USSR).
His Royal Majesti Haile Selassie was no exception, so on Tito's invitation,
he visited Yugoslavia at least one time, first in 1959, I believe. He
and his wife resided in Bled and later visited a small town Jesenice,
where Selassie had a speech, as I was told. They continued their trip
up to well known alpine valley, called Planica, which is famous for
ski jumping. Rumours spreaded that on this occasion, it was the first
time that his wife saw and touched the snow.
When he walked beside a crowd who gathered there to greet him, he gave
a golden coin to a little girl, who was among the crowd. Later, I had a chance to
see that coin.
Planica - a link to official home
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