Following the opening ceremony in Hribar’s Villa Zlatica, the Forum of Slavic Cultures invited ambassadors of Slavic countries in Ljubljana to visit its new home. So far, the villa has welcomed ambassadors from the Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland and Russia.
Since its official opening, the former home of one of Ljubljana greatest mayors, Ivan Hribar, has offered insight into his life and work, and the life of Slovenian bourgeoisie in the early 20th century. A guided tour through renovated premises furnished with the original furniture reveal numerous stories of Hribar’s life, his idea of Slavism and the roads he travelled on his missions abroad, also during his service as ambassador of Yugoslavia in Prague. Hribar was also the recipient of honorary commendations of the Imperial Russia, the Kingdom of Serbia and the Kingdom of Serbs Croats and Slovenes.
Proud of its new home, which represents a symbolic bond with Hribar as a relentless advocate of the United Slovenia (Zedinjena Slovenija) programme and of unification of southern Slaves into a common country, the international foundation has invited ambassadors of Slavic countries in Ljubljana to visit the villa and join a guided tour. So far, they have welcomed the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, H.E. Dr. Juraj Chmiel, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Mr. Boris Grigić, Polish Ambassador H.E. Dr. Krzysztof Olendzki, and Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Slovenia, H. E. Timur Ejvazov.
We believe that other ambassadors of Slavic countries to Slovenia will also accept our invitation to visit us at the villa and our new registered office.