Velenje

Tito Statue

  Titov Trg     more than a year ago
While Velenje officially shed its formal name Titovo Velenje (or Tito's Velenje) in 1990, the city's main square Titov Trg still boasts the world's largest statue of the man who for many symbolises the idealised glory of the former Yugoslav state: Josip Broz Tito. Standing some 10m high, the statue captures the long-time ruler in a somewhat solemn and reflective pose, donning his signature military garb with his hands clasped behind his back. It was unveiled on 24 June 1977 to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Communist League, and remains one of Velenje's most famous attractions.

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