On May 12th, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic (3523 International Court NW, Washington, DC) is joining other European Union countries’ embassies in welcoming visitors during the 12th annual EU Open House from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Program: 10:15 am – 1:20 pm: “Fujara” musical performance by Bob Rychlik 11:00 am: Slovak wines presentation by Terra Parna and Centeur […]
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, […]
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 […]