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Silent homage to Beslan victims

SLOVAK Education Minister Martin Fronc has asked all schools to observe a minute's silence at noon September 14 in memory of the victims of the Beslan massacre, the news wire TASR wrote.

European Parliament President Josep Borell Fontelless has called for schools across the European Union to hold a minute's silence at the same time.

At least 335 people, half of them children, died in the violent denouement to the hostage crisis in the southern Russian town on September 3.

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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).