Reader feedback: Award to Mikuš no laughing matter

Here in Canada, comedian Frank Schuster, the latter partner of the long-standing, well-known and popular comedy duo, Wayne and Schuster, recently passed away at the age of 85.

Whether Slovakia's President Rudolf Schuster is related to Canadian comedian Frank Schuster or not, the Slovak President's recent awarding of the Pribinov Cross to Josef A. Mikuš is no joke ["Historians disgusted", News Briefs, Vol.8, No.2, January 21 - 27]. In fact, it is anything but a laughing matter.

The Slovak government's decision to honour with a medal a deputy official of Slovakia's Nazi-puppet regime of World War II is both despicable and disgraceful. It is an insult to all of those who suffered and/or lost their lives under the evil scourge of Nazism, and adds yet another blemish to the Slovak Republic's already stained history and heritage.

The only way for Slovakia to restore its image abroad and at home would be for President Schuster to immediately rescind the undeserved Pribinov Cross award to Josef A. Mikuš and to repudiate this ex-Nazi once and for all.

Ralph Schleichkorn,

Top stories

Bronze sculptures of three late Slovak comedians - Milan Lasica (right), Július Satinský (left) and Jaro Filip (middle) on Lužná Street in Petržalka, Bratislava.

Weekend: Cross-country skiers hit the beach

A hike to Veľký Choč, dinosaur footprints, and a US hip hop legend. Read the latest culture and travel news from Slovakia.

6 h
Zara Rutherford made a stop in Slovakia on January 15.

In a Slovak plane, teen pilot lands in the world record books

British-Belgian Zara Rutherford has broken two world records, but her global hunt for a tasty pizza was a failure.

4 h
Marián Turner became the General Director of the Slovak Philharmonic in January 2022.

Slovak Philharmonic is a first-class institution people outside Bratislava rarely see perform

Marián Turner, a former flautist, has become the new Slovak Philharmonic head. His priority is to fully reopen the institution to live audiences.

19. jan
The Demänovská Cave of Peace was discovered in 1952.

People have waited decades to visit the Cave of Peace. They must wait longer

The cave needs to be cleared of rubble left behind by miners first.

20. jan
Skryť Close ad