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Memories of the Velvet Revolution

Researcher Ľubica Lacinová recalls her life under communism and the events of 1989 in a podcast interview.

November 1989 in BratislavaNovember 1989 in Bratislava (Source: TASR)

The world was different under communism. In an interview with Peter Dlhopolec, senior researcher Ľubica Lacinová recalls the years from before the regime fell in Czechoslovakia and the events of November 17, 1989. She also explains what Slovaks have learnt after the revolution, and what they have not.

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