On the anniversary of the beginning of the “Velvet Revolution”, which in 1989 in then Czechoslovakia marked the beginning of the fall of communist power, Slovak President Zuzana Czaputova called on her compatriots not to leave the country. She emphasized that Slovakia does not belong to anyone, but is everyone’s home.
During the evening ceremony of presenting the “White Crows” awards for courage in public life, the president Slovakia Zuzana Czaputova pointed out that she was handing them out for the last time. Her term ends in spring 2024 and she has already decided not to run for another term.
Czaputova said she is aware that many representatives of civil society are insulted, which leads them to think about emigration. However, she emphasized that Slovakia does not belong to anyone, but is everyone’s home. In the morning, laying flowers by the Danube at the Freedom Monument, called the monument to the victims of the Iron Curtain, she emphasized that democracy is not perfect, but it allows for free elections and on freedom of expression.
Slovaks celebrated the anniversary of the beginning of the “Velvet Revolution”
Representatives of various political parties remembered the anniversary of November 17. The vast majority of them laid flowers in different places and at different times.
A traditional concert was also held in the center of Bratislava, in which Slovak artists also performed Czechs and Ukrainians.
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