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Restoration prizes go to Csáky Palace and Orava Castle chapel

THE CSÁKY Palace at Kaštieľska street in Bratislava's Prievoz and the St Michael Chapel at Orava Castle won the main prizes in the first year of the Cultural Monument of the Year competition organized by the Ministry of Culture. The winner in the Renovation of Immovable National Cultural Monuments category was selected by a jury, while judges gave out the three awards in the Restoration of Movable as well as Immovable Monuments category.

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Suicide game does not exist and visa-free regime for Ukrainians is not a lie

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes from the past two weeks.

There is no computer game that makes people commit suicides.

It’s not easy being an ‘alien’ in Slovakia

Are Slovaks scared of foreigners? The stories of those who are trying to make their homes here suggest that ignorance and bureaucratic inertia, rather than fear, cause more problems.

Dealing with state offices may be difficult and time-demanding.

President Kiska uses train for first time Photo

After criticism from coalition MPs for flying and a troublesome car trip, Slovak President Kiska to commute to Bratislava by international train, boarding it in his hometown of Poprad.

President Kiska gets off the IC train in Bratislava.

What has remained here after Stoka, Propeller or Cvernovka? Photo

The book BA!! Places of Living Culture 1989-2016 brings authentic accounts about 38 independent cultural spots in Bratislava.

Blaho Uhlár, founder of the Stoka theatre, in front of the theatre in 2006.