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“Imagine if the British prime minister were to do something comparable to Robin Hood.”

“Imagine if the British prime minister were to do something comparable to Robin Hood.”

Robert Fico comments on a previous premier’s decision to cover up a communist-era relief in the Government Office depicting Slovak national icon Juraj Jánošík. Fico has put the relief back on display.

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Slovakia had followers of Palach

Despite the efforts of the communist regime, people kept Jan Palach and his protest in their memory.

One of the student demonstrations in Bratislava, 1969.

Sport, torture and guns; Palach was a fighter

The death of Ján Palach inspired protests that led to the overthrow of the communist regime.

Jan Palach

15 Slovaks have become Righteous Among the Nations

More than 580 Slovaks have received the honour to date.

Home is where the music makes sense

We may share poverty, but never the songs that make us shiver.

Tom Waits