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Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia

Kuzmina is the most successful Slovak Olympian.

These top three stories from Slovakia are a selection of headlines from a weekly overview in pdf and audio format that subscribers of The Slovak Spectator receive directly in their inboxes every Thursday morning.

Slovak biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina won the last women’s individual discipline at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. She won her first gold at this year’s Olympics after completing the Women’s 12.5km Mass Start in 35:23. It is her third Olympic gold. With six medals, she is the most successful Slovak athlete ever.

Discontent Slovak owners of diesel VW cars engaged in dieselgate have a chance to be compensated. A collective lawsuit is being prepared through which Slovaks can join the European-wide initiative. 700 people from Slovakia want to sue the concern so far.

Statistics show that the number of cars in Slovak households was double the number of newborn children in 2016. The Bratislava municipal public transport company is currently working on several projects that should promote public transport among people.

Below you can listen to all the headlines from Last Week in Slovakia published on February 21.

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Top stories

We were on the run, but we were welcomed Photo

Slovak-Swiss writer Irena Brežná was forced to emigrate but found a way to fill her life with meaning in a foreign land.

Irena Brežná arrives to Switzerland.

Our emigrants’ stories: lessons in humanity

Slovaks who fled the 1968 occupation tell us what it means to be a refugee.

Pictures from The Gift pantomime show. Milan Sladek wrote it in the Swedish Goteborg in 1969 as a metaphor of Czechoslovakia's cohabitation with the Soviet Union.

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Escaping the heat in the city

The memory of emigration will survive in our children's children Photo

Dušan Tóth, a noted figure of the Slovak community in Canada remembers 1968 and his emigration.

Last days in Austria before departure to the US. Dušan and Valika Tóth, their son Petrík, and the parents, sisters and brother-in-law of Valika Tóth.