Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook


Jewish graves vandalized

VANDALS desecrated 35 Jewish graves in the northwest Slovak town of Banovce nad Bebravou on the night of January 20, carving swastikas into the snow and causing over Sk100,000 (2,392 euro) in damage.

Alzbeta Schickova, the cemetery's manager, said that this was the fourth such incident in the cemetery's recent history.

One woman who lives near the cemetery told state-run TASR news agency that she was not surprised by the attack.

"Banovce is a fascist town. I'm not surprised at all that they did this," she said. Police are investigating the case.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

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).