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Plaques unveiled to honour Banská Bystrica's liberators
30 Aug 2013 Flash News
Romanian President Traian Basescu and chairman of the Russian Duma Sergei Naryshkin together unveiled two commemorative plaques designed to express Slovak gratitude and respect towards Soviet and Romanian soldiers who fell during the liberation of Banská Bystrica during the Slovak National Uprising (SNP). Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič also attended the ceremony in the historic local town-hall.
Even though SNP was initially suppressed and Nazi armies took control of Banská Bystrica for six months, Soviet and Romanian soldiers helped Slovaks reclaim their freedom and stand tall among the victors, said Gogola.
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