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QUOTES OF THE YEAR

"Do we Slovaks want [the Hungarians] to return... and teach us the Lord's Prayer in Hungarian? No way! We will jump into our tanks, and we will go and flatten Budapest... We will fight, fight for our land, we will fight for every square metre. We won't give even a square centimetre to those Hungarian assholes... Oh, and pardon us. We Slovaks are all racists. And for that reason I say - my brothers, we still have our armaments factories and we still know how to make tanks. Very good tanks..."
Ján Slota, chairman of the Slovak National Party (SNS), at a party rally on March 5.


"Do we Slovaks want [the Hungarians] to return... and teach us the Lord's Prayer in Hungarian? No way! We will jump into our tanks, and we will go and flatten Budapest... We will fight, fight for our land, we will fight for every square metre. We won't give even a square centimetre to those Hungarian assholes... Oh, and pardon us. We Slovaks are all racists. And for that reason I say - my brothers, we still have our armaments factories and we still know how to make tanks. Very good tanks..."

Ján Slota, chairman of the Slovak National Party (SNS), at a party rally on March 5.




"Everything I know about Slovakia I learned at first hand from your Foreign Minister, who paid a great visit to Texas. Slovakia is an exciting and flourishing country."

Texas governor George Bush, Jr., after hosting the Slovenian (not Slovak) Prime Minister (not Foreign Minister) Janez Drnovšek.




" I really don't envy the current government, but they probably don't envy me. We are basically in the same situation."

Gabriel Eichler, president of the troubled steel making giant VSŽ.


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Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

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It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

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