More than Thirty Towns in Eight Months

We’re pleased to announce the Ambassador’s new travel map !  Ambassador Sterling makes traveling around Slovakia to visit new regions and towns a high priority, and he has already managed to see over 30 towns and municipalities in the eight months he has lived in Slovakia.  Now you can follow him on his new travel map, which shows where ...
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Film Commemorates Slovak-American Michal Strank’s Participation in World War II

“He was a strict commander who required discipline. But he also had a big heart, and he loved fun. If there was laughter, Michal was guaranteed to be there.” This is how one of U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Michal Strank’s former colleagues described him in a documentary about Strank’s life. Strank was a Rusin, who ...
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Ambassador Stresses the Importance of Tolerance and Diversity in Velky Krtis

In the town of Velky Krtis in southern Banska Bystrica province, the Ambassador spoke to 60 high school students about his personal encounters with intolerance and anti-Semitism on March 16. Responding to questions from the audience, the Ambassador noted the shared commitment of the United States and Slovakia to the values of tolerance and diversity, ...
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Ambassador Sterling Completes Roma-themed Trip through Eastern Slovakia

On March 14 to 16, Ambassador Sterling visited Kosice, Moldava nad Bodvou, Rimavska Sobota, and Velky Krtis during a trip devoted largely to Roma and anti-extremism issues. The Ambassador visited the Romani community in Kosice’s Lunik IX district, home to one of the largest marginalized Romani communities in Slovakia, and the marginalized Budulovska settlement in ...
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