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Faces of Slovakia

The story of Slovakia told through profile stories of people who have made a mark in their respective fields. 

Bringing World to the Classroom

Asteroids approach our planet almost daily. Collision is unlikely

New York City flattened in a fictional asteroid impact scenario in 2019. Minor Planet Center publishes all close approaches.Peter Dlhopolec, 22. May 2020, at 4:44

This view of asteroid Bennu ejecting particles from its surface on Jan. 6, 2019, was created by combining two images taken by the NavCam 1 imager aboard NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
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Katarína Kaszasová: From dissident’s granddaughter to Slovakia’s top auditor

Auditors are like detectives, says head of Auditing Oversight Authority.Jana Liptáková, 19. May 2020, at 9:41

Katarína Kaszasová
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The man who saved a national airline before turning 30

Martin Sedlacký recently received the Goodwill Envoy award for spreading the good name of Slovakia abroad.Radka Minarechová, 4. May 2020, at 6:30

Martin Sedlacký (r) feels very honoured and glad that people in Slovakia know about the activities of expats abroad.

Švalek: I want technologies to be used for the good of people

The telecom sector has completely changed over the past 20 years.Jana Liptáková, 28. Apr 2020, at 17:17

Dušan Švalek, chief country officer for Slovakia at Slovak Telekom (ST)
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Sagan was a winner the moment he began to pedal a bike

I enjoy my life, says the star of the cycling world.Miloslav Šebela27. Mar 2020, at 10:00

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Petra Vlhová is a ski celebrity but remains an ordinary girl

The Slovak skier is a world champion and has two World Cup globes.Juraj Berzedi21. Mar 2020, at 17:05

Petra Vlhová after winning the giant slalom at 2019 Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden.
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Highest-ranked Slovak at Red Cross: Society is changing – and so must humanitarian aid

In a conflict-ravaged world where half the population is under thirty, young people should have a seat at the table, says Marcel Štefánik.Edward Szekeres, 20. Dec 2019, at 6:07

Marcel Stefanik is the highest-ranked Slovak at the Red Cross.
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Gay artist exposes Slovaks to homosexuality and gender equality

Anna Daučíková's exhibition at the SNG ends in March 2020.Jana Alexová19. Dec 2019, at 11:52

Slovak artist Anna Daučíková displays her work in the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava until late March 2020
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Slovak translator: The English are still afraid of Slovak literature

Translator Júlia Sherwood talks about the challenges of introducing English translations of Slovak literature to the book market.Monika Moravčíková3. Dec 2019, at 6:35

Júlia Sherwood

Slovak ramp inspector: We can ground a plane if deficiencies aren’t removed

Securing the safety of air traffic makes for a fulfilling job, said Gabriela Galambošová, a Slovak hero from the EU Protects campaign.Radka Minarechová, 7. Nov 2019, at 14:50

Gabriela Galambošová

Aeromodelling World Champion: State aid can’t even cover basic expenses

Ján Littva must fend for himself despite having won the second most titles in the history of his sport.Edward Szekeres, 10. Oct 2019, at 16:33

Ján Littva wants to organise a world championship in aeromodelling at his private airport.
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When confronted with a different opinion, Fico turned into an answering machine

The young filmmaker who made a documentary about the former PM decided to go into filmmaking after she met with sea gypsies in the Caribbean.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 5. Sep 2019, at 14:42

Lucia Kašová

He wrote a book on artificial intelligence and it became a bestseller

Futurist Martin Spano does not believe that robots will kill us all.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 22. May 2019, at 15:23

Martin Spano

The Iron Lady of Slovakia

One of Slovakia’s best finance ministers helped prepare Slovakia to join the European Union.Peter Adamovsky, 21. May 2019, at 11:55

Brigita Schmögnerová

IT developer Miroslav Trnka first wanted to heal computers and then society

Eset is now one of the leading cyber security companies in the worldJana Liptáková, 13. May 2019, at 11:22

Miroslav Trnka, one of founders of Eset

Visionary designer believed in his flying car from the very beginning

Štefan Klein: I wouldn’t have had a better career abroad.Jana Liptáková, 7. May 2019, at 8:55

Designer Štefan Klein
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She used to make clothes for aliens, today she travels to Mars

Michaela Musilová helps open doors for Slovaks to international space research.Radka Minarechová, 1. May 2019, at 7:00

Michaela Musilová suiting up.
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Kirschner: Music has always been the intention

Jana Kirschner has been on the Slovak music scene for more than 20 years.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 20. Apr 2019, at 8:05

Co-founder of For a Decent Slovakia: It turned my life upside down

Šeliga’s world changed after journalist’s murder.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 15. Apr 2019, at 15:18

Juraj Šeliga