Slovakia today (Wednesday, November 17) marks the 21st anniversary of the start of the Velvet Revolution, which ended communist rule in the former Czechoslovakia. The result of the process which was set in train on November 17, 1989, was the transition from the hard-line totalitarian regime imposed after 1968 towards Slovakia’s present multi-party, democratic parliamentary system and market economy, the SITA newswire wrote.
The country commemorates the events of 1989 with a public holiday called the Day of the Fight for Freedom and Democracy.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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17. Nov 2010 at 10:00