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Dzurinda: May 8th a victory over evil

VICTORY in Europe Day, which commemorates the 61st anniversary of the end of WWII, marks "humanity's victory over an evil that had no precedent in human history", Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda said in an official statement.

"On this day, we remember the victims of fascism and give thanks to those who sacrificed their lives in the fight for freedom and peace," he said.

Dzurinda also pointed out that while some societies began building a free and prosperous Europe after WWII, others soon found themselves enclosed in a "cage of fear" behind the Iron Curtain and had to wait decades before finally attaining democracy.

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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

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Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

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