Yugoslavian Collective Passport
Collective or group passports are a type of travel document which are nowadays not used anymore (exception – see related link below). I do have a few in my collection and the latest collective passport I have seen was issued by Thailand in 1996. This one was issued by Yugoslavia in 1968, comes in a large A4 format, and has a visa from Belgium with a revenue stamp, Austria, the UK, and Germany. The latter is very interesting as it was issued by the France embassy in Belgrade in their section “Protecting power of German interests” (Service de protection des interers allemands).
Furthermore one of the shown men is a popular Serbian politician which is recently again in the news because of the latest Serbian election results.
Milutin Mrkonjić (born 23 May 1942 in Belgrade) is a Serbian politician. He is one of the founding members of the Socialist Party of Serbia. Milutin Mrkonjić graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Belgrade in 1968 as a civil engineer for roads, airports, and railways. He was the first director of CIP – Institute of Transportation. He was the head of the Reconstruction Agency after the NATO bombing of FR Yugoslavia in 1999. Ran for president in the 2008 election under the slogans “Achievements speak for themselves” and “Our Comrade!”. Mrkonjić finished fourth with 5.97%. On May 8, 2007, Mrkonjić became Vice President of the Serbian parliament and on July 7, 2008, he became Minister for Infrastructure in the Serbian government, then Minister for Infrastructure and Energy on March 14, 2011.