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Slovakia marks 15 years since Dubček's death

POLITICIANS and citizens gathered at the cemetery in Slávičie Údolie in Bratislava on November 7 to mark the 15th anniversary of the death of Alexander Dubček - a politician, statesman and symbol of the 1968 Prague Spring.

"Politics in Dubček's style, as a service to people, remains for me and my closest co-workers in the Smer party, as well as in the government, an inspiration and a challenge," Prime Minister Robert Fico said in his speech at the ceremony, the SITA newswire reported.

A government BMW with Dubček on board crashed close to the Czech town of Humpolec on September 1, 1992. The politician known for his efforts for "communism with a human face" suffered serious injuries, and died from them more than two months later.

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