Josip Broz Tito, The Cuban Cigar, Richard Nixon and “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits

Josip Broz Tito, The Cuban Cigar, Richard Nixon and “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits

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Josip Broz Tito - The President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

We all well known the song by Dire Straits “Money for Nothing.” That song is a really historic and classic song which people today used for many occasions.

Today we have an interesting video, a little bit of politics but that doesn’t matter because in the background of the video is the song by Dire Straits, “Money for Nothing.”

For those who didn’t know, Josip Broz Tito was the Yugoslavian president and he was the leader during World War II. He fought Nazi occupation, made Yugoslavia independent from the Soviet Union in 1948, and he also served as President until 1980. He also served in the Red Army during the Russian Civil War of 1918-1920.

Josip Broz Tito was born on May 7, 1892, and unfortunately, he passed away on May 4, 1980. Tito was a really huge political figure for the whole world in the 20th century, especially for the people in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY).

For those who want to know more about Tito, there are many books and video interviews on the Internet so you can spend hours and hours during you’re reading something or watching something about his life and career.

From left to right: Jovanka Broz (wife of Josip Broz Tito), Josip Broz Tito, Richard Nixon, and Thelma Catherine “Pat” Nixon (wife of Richard Nixon).

Anyway, one interesting fact that you should know for Josip Broz Tito is something connected with his style. Namely, he loved Cuban cigars and he is the only man in the history of the White House in Washington D.C. who set a fire and smoke a Cuban cigar during he talked with the 37th President of the United States of America – Richard Nixon in 1971.

The President of the SFRY – Josip Broz Tito was a guest of the United States of America in 1971 and was honored there with the highest honors provided for a foreign statesman. Tito was carefully built the relations with the both East and the West, he developed the domestic industry during the whole time, and he safeguarded the labor rights and sovereignty of the state of Yugoslavia. How much really Tito was respected in the World is evidenced by many video footage from his visits to the countries around the globe.

Below is one very rare, historic, and archived video footage from 1971 when the President of Yugoslavia – Josip Broz Tito together with his wife Jovanka Broz were a guests to Richard Nixon in the White House of America in Washington D.C. You can see how Richard Nixon met Tito and his wife, and you will have a little bit of perspective for that how much they mean to the world at the time. What a power of Yugoslavia it was and the force of Josip Broz Tito. Also, you can enjoy during the video with the “Money for Nothing” the song by Dire Straits.

*There is also one anecdote for the smoking in the White House. Specifically, in 1948, the White House of America banned smoking. According to this video and the moment when Tito set a fire and smoked his “Cuba” cigar, someone tried to warn him: “Mr. President, nobody smokes here.” On that Tito with a smile and laconically said: “Blessed are you!”

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