The SASW and Friends of Slovakia (FOS) present: “The Velvet Revolution and Velvet Divorce as Witnessed by a U.S. Diplomat” by Amb. Ted Russell (Ret.), our first U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia and “Remaking Slovakia: The Gentle Revolution and Its Legacies, 1989-2018” by Prof. James Krapfl, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Friday, May 4, 6:30 pm Embassy […]
The SASW and Friends of Slovakia (FOS) present: “Slovakia in 1968: Historical Complexities and Long-term Legacies” Saturday, April 21, 2:30 pm Thomas Jefferson Library 7415 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, VA Dr. Carol Skalnik Leff (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) will discuss the role Slovakia played in the Prague Spring and its aftermath. Her lecture will consider two issues. First, it […]
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The Tatra mountain range looms high above the clouds like an island – the smallest high mountain group on earth. A unique environment with unique challenges: some species have thrived here since the ice age, like shipwrecked sailors. Chamois and marmots have even evolved particular subspecies. The chamois are well equipped for the harsh climate, […]
Upcoming in May: Prof. James Krapfl of McGill University and former U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Ted Russell will speak about the events of 1988-93 in Czechoslovakia. Location and date to be announced soon.
Showing at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic (3523 International Ct NW, Washington, DC) on Friday, January 26th at 6:30 pm is the recent film release, Čiara (The Line), directed by Peter Bebjak. Film Synopsis: Adam Krajňák is head of the family and also boss of a gang of criminals smuggling cigarettes across the Slovak-Ukrainian border. The failure of one of the transports […]
November 17th marks the beginning of the Gentle Revolution (Nežná revolúcia) or Velvet Revolution in 1989. On this date, riot police suppressed a student demonstration in Prague commemorating the 50th Anniversary of a violently suppressed demonstration against Nazi occupation. This event sparked a series of demonstrations in Prague and other cities in Czechoslovakia from November 19th into […]