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Private Vlk nature reserve opens

DESPITE opposition from the regional state office in eastern Slovakia's Prešov, a non-governmental organisation named Vlk (Wolf) has opened what it calls a private nature reserve for wolves in the Čergov hills near Prešov.

Money for the 21-hectare site, which the NGO bought from its previous owners for Sk3.2 million ($70,000), was raised through a campaign in which people symbolically 'bought' a tree for Sk1,000. Among the contributors were Slovak PM Mikuláš Dzurinda and Czech President Václav Havel.

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Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).