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“I understand my candidacy as a service to Slovakia.”

“I understand my candidacy as a service to Slovakia.”

Prime Minister Robert Fico said on December 18 during his address delivered to media, members of his government, members of parliament and foreign diplomats accredited in Slovakia.

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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

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.

Home is where the music makes sense

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

Tom Waits