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Largest Russian debt recovery ever

THE SLOVAK government recently agreed to recover $365 million from a debt of $1.1 billion still owed to Slovakia by Russia and dating back to Soviet times.

It is the largest yearly recovery in Slovak history, and includes a $14 million cash payment and a three-way 'swap' of goods with Russia and Vietnam in a nominal value of $185 million. As in the past, most of the debt figure will be paid down in exports of energy raw materials and military equipment to Slovakia.

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Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

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Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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