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The Velvet Revolution embodies a peaceful change

Professor Ľubica Lacinová remembers her life before and after 1989.

A total of 11 hand-written large-format banners are placed on the facade of the Esterházy Palace of the Slovak National Gallery (SNG)in Bratislava in November 2019. They were created by Tomáš Gažovič as part of a digital project entitled Time-Description 1989 (Čas-opis 1989) and dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Velvet RevolutionA total of 11 hand-written large-format banners are placed on the facade of the Esterházy Palace of the Slovak National Gallery (SNG)in Bratislava in November 2019. They were created by Tomáš Gažovič as part of a digital project entitled Time-Description 1989 (Čas-opis 1989) and dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution (Source: TASR)

The communist regime did not care for single-parent families, so Ľubica Lacinová's family was always short on cash. She grew up with her grandmother and her sisters in the town of Skalica, western Slovakia.

Nevertheless, she received a good education at a high school in Bratislava, which at that time was freer than other schools. She also experienced life in Philadelphia, USA, and blossomed into a successful Slovak scientist in the end.

Ľubica Lacinová, a researcher at the Centre of Biological Sciences of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, recalls communist times, her activism and the Velvet Revolution in this week's episode of Spectacular Slovakia.

She will also reveal what Slovaks have learned in the past 30 years of freedom and what they have not.

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