When the people experience that they can win over anti-democratic forces on their own without help from outside, then it fortifies their immune reactions.
A third of Slovaks question the Velvet Revolution, a survey shows.
Milan Sládek will premiere The Magic Four in Bratislava. It may be his last opus.
The Government's Office will hold its own event. Gatherings on the squares will commemorate 30 years since the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia.
Each book is produced by a different duo of Slovak writers and illustrators.
Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator…
Anton Pižurný did not believe the communist regime could fall. Yet, he copied an illegal document that would help to bring about the revolution in his town.
Jana Plulíková did not understand communism as a child. At university, she and other like-minded students rigorously tried to bring it down. Successfully.
It is proposed that part of SNP Square, where mass rallies against the communist regime took place 30 years ago, should be named after the Velvet Revolution.
The shared love of freedom, and the shared courage to defend and nurture it, will continue to sustain the relationship between the US and Slovakia for generations to come, US ambassador writes.
Slovakia commemorates 31 years since the event, which heralded the upcoming revolution.
Images from the history of the Sme daily: The Revolution
He was one of the first signatories of Charter 77. After the revolution, he co-founded several organisations and served as rector of Comenius University.
Authoritarian societies squander the possibilities of human achievement, of lives lived to their fullest, writes the US ambassador to Slovakia.
In 1989, we thought that once the job was done, we would only go out to the squares for Sunday walks.
Slovaks tended to travel with canned meat and thermos flasks and sang on the buses for hours. When Italians saw a Czechoslovak bus, they locked the toilets. Very old buses – or anything that moved, in fact – were…
There are no tanks pointing at us today, says Mária Homolková, who joined protests in SNP Square once again in March 2018 to secure a better life for her grandchildren.