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Russian help for the future Slovak National Airline

Following from an early August discussion between Premier Vladimír Mečiar and Minister of Transportation Alexander Rezeš with Jevgenij Ivanovič Šapošnikov, director of the Russian airline Aeroflot, Aeroflot will provide its expertise to the future Slovak national airline. The know-how will be mainly applied in the areas of personnel training, the organization of civil air transportation and aircraft maintenance. Slovakia will also receive several TU 154 M civil aircraft from Russia as partial repayment of its debt to Slovakia. The government has not yet decided about a Slovak national airline, but is expected to do so this September.

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Opening of the time capsule of Michael's Tower.

Time capsule stored in Bratislava's St Michael statue 176 years ago reveals its secrets

The public can see the items found in the box in the Bratislava City Museum at the Old Town Hall this weekend.


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Bratislava's Old Town presents its most beautiful trees

Bratislava’s Old Town introduces most beautiful trees via game

One of the spotlighted trees is a majestic European beech in the evangelical cemetery Kozia Brána (Goat Gate).


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Renáta Kamenárová teaches Slovak at the University of Pittsburgh. She has also co-written several "Krížom krážom" textbooks, which are used by those teaching Slovak to foreigners.

‘Speaking English is almost like having a hot potato stuck in your mouth the entire time you talk’

But in Slovak, your tongue actually works, says an American who learns Slovak.


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“My Sunny Maad”, a Czech-French-Slovak animated drama about a Czech woman married to an Afghan who decide to live in post-Taliban Afghanistan, is now screened in Slovak cinemas.

Weekend: German adventurer is walking to Iran, with his stubborn donkey

Jazz music is taking over Bratislava this weekend.


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