The salute is still popular amongst modern day supporters of Zogu and Albanian monarchists in general. Under the post-war communist government of Enver Hoxha, the Zogist salute was used by dissidents as an anti-regime statement.
The Zogist salute is a gesture whereby the right hand is placed over the heart, with the palm facing downwards.
Leo Freundlich, when confronted by the traditional Nazi greeting "Heil Hitler", would sarcastically respond with a "Heil Zogu" salute. The confusion which this created amongst German diplomats, who believed it to be a standard Albanian greeting, greatly amused him.
Use outside Albania
A similar salute is also used in India by the international Hindu social volunteer organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. This salute is called Sangh pranaam ("Respect for Union").
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