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Slovakia’s oldest magazine turns 90

THE FIRST event of a year-long celebration of the 90th anniversary of the magazine Krásy Slovenska (The Beauties of Slovakia) was an exhibition dedicated to its illustrious history held on February 24 in the Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology in Liptovský Mikuláš.

Back issues of the venerable Krásy Slovenska. (Source: SITA)

THE FIRST event of a year-long celebration of the 90th anniversary of the magazine Krásy Slovenska (The Beauties of Slovakia) was an exhibition dedicated to its illustrious history held on February 24 in the Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology in Liptovský Mikuláš.

The magazine’s current editor, Daniel Kollár, said this is a symbolic place as the first issue of Krásy Slovenska was published in the town in 1921 thanks to the personal resources of Miloš Janoška, a hiking enthusiast and promoter of nature.

“It is the oldest magazine published continuously in Slovakia. At the opening of the exhibition, we recognised important personalities from among Liptov hikers and tourists and also contributors who can be mostly credited for the magazine’s improvement and deve- lopment,” Kollár told the TASR newswire. These individuals included Janoška’s daughter, Ľuba Kostková, photographer Karol Špánik and one of Slovakia’s most prominent speleologists, Anton Dropa, age 91.

The exhibition presents the 90-year history of the magazine both chronologically and thematically on individual panels covering issues such as environmental protection, hiking, speleology, climbing and tourism. After its run in Liptovský Mikuláš the exhibition travels to Trnava, Topoľčianky, Orava and other regions of Slovakia.

Kollár added that the magazine’s existence is exceptional in a wider context as there is probably no other periodical in Europe specialising so systematically in promoting a country’s natural beauty, its cultural and natural monuments and its national heritage.


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