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SLOVAKIA has decided to transfer complete documentation about the repressive state authorities of the communist era to a public institution, according to Hospodárske noviny.

As of November 16, the National Memory Institute plans to post information from the so-called registry notebooks of the communist secret service, the ŠtB, on the Internet, making it accessible to all. The ŠtB kept the notebooks from the mid-1950s to 1989.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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