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Slovenské veľvyslanectvo v USA / Slovak Embassy in USA Welcome to the official Page of the Embassy of Slovakia in the US. We welcome your questions & suggestions. E-mail us at [email protected]

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New fairy-tale touristic shelters have been constructed in Krásno nad Kysucou, a town in northern Slovakia, where hikers...
01/24/2023

New fairy-tale touristic shelters have been constructed in Krásno nad Kysucou, a town in northern Slovakia, where hikers wandering around settlements and localities around the city can rest their heads at night. 🌲🍂⛺️

Prepare your backpack, a warm sleeping bag and tune in for a great experience. The reward is a beautiful nature and beautiful views of the surrounding hills. Waking up early in the Kysucká vrchovina highlands is definitely worth it. 🤩

While visiting tge region, don´t forget to visit the newly built Jantov Observatory located above the town of Krásno. Thanks to its great location, it offers visitors an ideal view of the city and its surroundings.



Konzulárne dni 2023 v San Francisco, CA a Los Angeles, CA
01/23/2023

Konzulárne dni 2023 v San Francisco, CA a Los Angeles, CA

Join the interactive workshop led by a professional coach Zuzana Hyl organized by Slovak Pro on Thursday, January 26 at ...
01/23/2023
MASTERING 2023

Join the interactive workshop led by a professional coach Zuzana Hyl organized by Slovak Pro on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 PM at the premises of the Slovenský generálny konzulát v New Yorku / Slovak Consulate General in NY

Zuzana has spent the last 15 years helping individuals and organizations across many industries and cultures to enhance their performance and achieve their maximum potential. She co-founded Hire MBA to apply her coaching skills and natural talent for problem-solving to positively impact professionals around the world.

Register here 👉 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mastering-2023-tickets-512271667347

An interactive workshop lead by a professional coach Zuzana Hyl organized by Slovak PRO

01/22/2023

Did you try steamed sweet dumpling bun topped with coco powder, sugar and butter? ☺️

One of the sweet temptations you should experience while visiting 🇸🇰 🫶


Commemorating the 3️⃣0️⃣th anniversary of the Slovak independence might have many facets.During Wednesday’s evening we c...
01/20/2023

Commemorating the 3️⃣0️⃣th anniversary of the Slovak independence might have many facets.
During Wednesday’s evening we celebrated our anniversary with a gathering connecting and reuniting Slovak Americans not only from the D.C. area. 😊

On the same day Ambassador Radovan Javorčík kicked off the first of the [email protected] series by delivering remarks on „30 Years of Slovak Foreign Policy”. The event has been co-organized by Friends of Slovakia and the Slovak American Society of Washington, DC and we thank them for all their efforts to make it happen.



 3️⃣0️⃣ years ago  🇸🇰 became member of the United Nations family. We've built reputation as reliable and respected partn...
01/19/2023

3️⃣0️⃣ years ago 🇸🇰 became member of the United Nations family. We've built reputation as reliable and respected partner that honours fundamental rules of Charter. 🤝

Our country successfully followed up on the work of important Slovak personalities from the very creation of the UN in 1945. From the co-creator of the UN Charter J. Papánek to the present, Slovak diplomats in the era of independent Slovakia are extremely active and visible in various positions in the UN system.

Among the most important personalities of the Slovak Republic in the UN structure were: Peter Tomka, judge of the International Court of Justice; Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Lebanon; Oľga Algayerová, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe; Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas; Eduard Kukan, UN Special Envoy for the Balkans and from April 2023 Michal Mlynár, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).



Some highlights from 2023 FISU World University Games in Lake Placid demonstrating the beauty of sports and game. 🤩Slova...
01/17/2023

Some highlights from 2023 FISU World University Games in Lake Placid demonstrating the beauty of sports and game. 🤩

Slovakia beat 🇺🇸 men’s hockey team 5:2 on Sunday in a dramatic performance and our acrobatic skiing representative Nikola Fričová won a silver medal in skicross.

Thanks to our athletes that continually make us so proud!


 we join our American friends in remembering the life and legacy of leading civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize ...
01/16/2023

we join our American friends in remembering the life and legacy of leading civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also marking what would have been his 94th birthday yesterday.
A prophet and man who touched american conscience Dr. King tirelessly advocated the use of nonviolent protest to combat the injustice and inequality of racial oppression.

On August 28, 1963 Dr. King delivered his iconic “I have a Dream” speech to more than 200,000 people in a call for equality and freedom at the March on Washington which became one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement and American history.

On this may his teachings and commitment to serve the weak and oppressed continue to inspire people around the world to strive for unity and create a society he dreamed of.

📸 Yousuf Karsh



 part 9 🏰 that 🇸🇰 prides itself with the monumental Baroque-Classicist manor house in the village of Svaty Anton surroun...
01/15/2023

part 9 🏰

that 🇸🇰 prides itself with the monumental Baroque-Classicist manor house in the village of Svaty Anton surrounded by a beautiful English park? 🌳 🌲

It was built in 1744 on the site of an older castle. Later, the rich family of Coburg acquired the manor house. The former Bulgarian tsar Ferdinand Coburg lived there until the end of the Second World War.

The architecture of the manor house reflects the symbolism of the calendar. It has 4 entrances, 7 arcades, 12 chimneys, 52 rooms and 365 windows. Now it houses the Museum of history and hunting. The Golden drawing room with furniture that Empress Maria Theresa gave her daughter Maria Antoinette as a wedding gift, is the gem among its assets.

Attractive hunting festival Days of St Hubert is held in the manor every year at the beginning of September.




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2023 FISU World University Games in Lake Placid just started. Governor Kathy Hochul officially opened the Games welcomin...
01/13/2023

2023 FISU World University Games in Lake Placid just started.

Governor Kathy Hochul officially opened the Games welcoming 1,443 student-athletes from more than 540 universities and 46 nations gathered to celebrate the biennial multi-winter sports event.

The beautiful opening ceremony paid tribute to heritage, sustainability and the athletes.

Slovak flag waved proudly during the ceremonial and we are rooting for all our athletes especially our ice hockey squads 🇸🇰✊🏒


The man who made the modern 🇸🇰 language reality. 1️⃣6️⃣7️⃣ years ago, one of the leading figures of our fight for self-d...
01/12/2023

The man who made the modern 🇸🇰 language reality.

1️⃣6️⃣7️⃣ years ago, one of the leading figures of our fight for self-determination, Ľudovít Štúr died in the Slovak town of . As an initiator and a driving force behind the emancipation of the modern Slovak Nation in the mid-19th Century, he chose the awakening of the national, political and spiritual life of Slovaks and their step toward national independence as his own mission. On February 2, 1843, Štúr and his friends decided to codify a new Slovak language standard, based on Central Slovak dialect – a common language that would unify all Slovaks speaking many different dialects.

Share if you feel proud to speak !

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01/09/2023
Mission Slovakia

On the occasion of the 3️⃣0️⃣th anniversary of the 🇸🇰 independence watch the key milestones of our diplomacy achievements, including Slovakia's entry into the EU and NATO, our humanitarian aid and human rights protection, our involvement in international crisis management missions, the inclusion of our monuments in the UNESCO World Heritage List and other achievements of our diplomats , athletes and artists.

The foreign policy of our country confirms every day that we are a responsible member of international community with a clear geopolitical anchoring and the goal of improving the lives of people in the world and at home. We are proud that the Mission Slovakia is, to a significant extent also a diplomatic mission.



 Day! 🌟The Three Kings Day is a national holiday in 🇸🇰 with different traditions across the country kicking off the "Faš...
01/06/2023

Day! 🌟

The Three Kings Day is a national holiday in 🇸🇰 with different traditions across the country kicking off the "Fašiangy" or Carnival season which culminates before Ash Wednesday.
In some of the popular customs - just like those pictured in the photos - the story of three kings from the East paying homage to infant Jesus is being played out with boys dressed as the kings singing carols and carrying the miraculous star that guided the three wise men. Often defying freezing cold to keep up with our .

Washingtonský diplomatický zbor nespomína, ale pýta sa na veľvyslanca a ministra, ktorý nehovoril ale konal tak, aby par...
01/01/2023

Washingtonský diplomatický zbor nespomína, ale pýta sa na veľvyslanca a ministra, ktorý nehovoril ale konal tak, aby partnerstvo USA a Slovenska, USA a Európy bolo skutočné. To je najvyššia známka, ktorú nedostane každý. Pán minister, pán veľvyslanec, v DC ste vždy vítaný.

Bolo mi cťou 30 rokov slúžiť Slovenskej republike.

Dnešný posledný deň tohto roku, je zároveň mojim posledným dňom na Ministerstvo zahraničných vecí a európskych záležitostí SR.

Mal som tú česť byť súčasťou slovenskej diplomatickej služby od prvého dňa vzniku samostatnej a demokratickej Slovenskej republiky 1.1.1993.
Bolo mi dopriate byť pri všetkých veľkých medzníkoch našej zahraničnej politiky - od vymanenia sa z izolácie keď nám kvôli domácim problémom takmer ušiel integračný vlak, cez vstup do EU a NATO, predsedníctvo v Rade EU, až po dnešok, keď máme jasnú, na hodnotách postavenú, a preto proslovenskú zahraničnú politiku.

Vnímam so zadosťučinením, že sa pri obhajobe našich záujmov vo svete môže Slovensko oprieť o profesionálnu diplomatickú službu, ktorá vie, kde je miesto našej krajiny, mala, a naďalej má zásadný podiel na jej ukotvení v spoločenstve demokratických krajín.

Ďakujem všetkým kolegyniam a kolegom za spoluprácu a želám im veľa úspechov v ich misii aj do buďúcnosti.

Vám všetkým prajem veselého Silvestra a dobrý štart do nového roka.

 Slovakia 🇸🇰 celebrates its milestone anniversary. It was on January 1, 3️⃣0️⃣ years ago that the Slovak Republic gained...
01/01/2023

Slovakia 🇸🇰 celebrates its milestone anniversary. It was on January 1, 3️⃣0️⃣ years ago that the Slovak Republic gained independence. Since then we have become respected and recognised member of international community.

This year we are also commemorating 3️⃣0️⃣ years of independent Slovak diplomacy - it was our Foreign Service that actively worked to integrate Slovakia 🇸🇰 into the international community from the first days of its existence. In quick succession, Slovakia became a member of the United Nations, the OSCE – The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, the World Bank and UNESCO.

In 2023, Slovakia is a responsible and respected member of the international community, which adheres to the principles of democracy, solidarity and freedom.

On this occasion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic is planning a series of events and communication campaigns throughout the year under the newly created visual identity .

We wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣🥳
01/01/2023

We wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣3️⃣🥳

One of the most significant cultural achievements of 2022 was the opening of the newly refurbished Slovak National Galle...
12/30/2022

One of the most significant cultural achievements of 2022 was the opening of the newly refurbished Slovak National Gallery (SNG) after more than 20 years. 🤩

The beautiful space has become an iconic example of what a sensitive reconstruction of unique architecture might achieve in connection with culture, public space and people who love art and have passion for their work.

Four centuries of architecture are articulated in the SNG area and include not only unique exhibition spaces with the special overarching space from architect Vladimír Dedeček but also a new cinema hall, library, multifunctional hall, workshops, studios, bookstore and a cafe.

Two inaugural exhibitions are featured in the gallery: The Prologue. 12 Colours of Reality exhibition which guide visitors through the new premises. The second inaugural exhibition tries to answer curious inquiries and open up a dialogue about art’s basic principles, both in the past and present.

The new SNG has become one of the most significant public projects in the 30 years of independent Slovakia. A symbol of the fact that despite all the crises we have people here who quietly and relentlessly pull us forward.
We are hopeful that our National Gallery will become a source of joy and pride for all of us.

The last two Slovakia - U.S. ice hockey games going our way with tonight’s magnificent 6:3 fightback of the Slovak team ...
12/29/2022

The last two Slovakia - U.S. ice hockey games going our way with tonight’s magnificent 6:3 fightback of the Slovak team over the American counterparts at 2023 World Juniors.

Great way to start the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of our bilateral relations. 🙃

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Slovak paradise in winter offers its own heavenly magic. 🪄❄️✨Especially for adventure seekers, the frozen waterfalls, be...
12/27/2022

Slovak paradise in winter offers its own heavenly magic. 🪄❄️✨
Especially for adventure seekers, the frozen waterfalls, beautiful views, untouched and tender snow covered winter nature with its mystic silence might be a great get-away opportunity.
Admire its icy beauty only on marked hiking trails and don´t forget to bring a pair of crampons.


The Slovak Embassy in Washington, D.C. wishes you and all your dear ones joyous Christmas time filled with love, happine...
12/24/2022

The Slovak Embassy in Washington, D.C. wishes you and all your dear ones joyous Christmas time filled with love, happiness and peace 💫🎄

Just two days away from celebrating the most amazing time of the year - we hope everyone is getting into the spirit of C...
12/22/2022

Just two days away from celebrating the most amazing time of the year - we hope everyone is getting into the spirit of Christmas. 🎄💫

In 🇸🇰 you might experience an exceptional evening at one of our most beautiful open-air museums underneath the majestic mountains, with magical light of lanterns in wintertime atmosphere. ❄️

In Orava Village Open Air Museum visitors can experience an evening tour with lanterns, humorous and serious accompanying lyrics, melodies and songs played by a brass band along with the performance of folk music songs and dances from the Orava region.

Couldn´t be more proud! 🤩On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 17 landing on the moon Slovak Post, Slove...
12/19/2022

Couldn´t be more proud! 🤩

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 17 landing on the moon Slovak Post, Slovenska Posta issued a special commemorative postage stamp featuring Eugene Andrew Cernan, so far the last man walking on the Moon. 🌝 🌙
The author of the postage stamp, is academic painter Professor Igor Benca.

Eugene A. Cernan, or simply „Gene“ who was the commander of the final Moon landing mission of NASA’s Apollo program had Slovak ancestors. His grandmother Anna and grandfather Štefan Čerňan came from Stará nad Kysucou village, nowadays part of the northern town Čadca, 🇸🇰 .

It was 50 years ago when he, astronaut Harrison Schmitt and command module pilot Ronald Evans in their Apollo 17 capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean from their mission. Since then nobody was scheduled to be back to the Moon anytime soon. With Artemis mission the dream of return is closer, as is the hope to launch a first woman, maybe a Slovak, to the Mars.

Eugene fostered close ties with Slovakia. Until his passing away four years ago, Eugene A. Cernan visited the land of his ancestors, including in 1974 when Slovak citizens got the opportunity to see and touch the flag he had had during his moonwalk, or in 1994 when he was awarded the highest state decoration of the Slovak Republic – the Order of the White Double Cross.

For the Slovak people, he remains one the most important personalities of the 20th century and a proof that anybody can touch the Moon.
“America’s challenge of today has forged man’s destiny of tomorrow,” Cernan said. “And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind.” Before taking humanity’s last steps on the Moon, the commander knelt and scratched his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust.

Thanks to Armstrong School for the Arts in Hampton, Virginia for organizing the Holiday around the World event featuring...
12/17/2022

Thanks to Armstrong School for the Arts in Hampton, Virginia for organizing the Holiday around the World event featuring traditions and customs of countries around the world!
And special thanks to the children from the second grade who cheered us up by displaying 🇸🇰 and even dancing and singing Jingle Bells in Slovak 🎄⭐️

Proud to hand over the Congratulation letter of Slovak Foreign Minsiter to our Honorary Consul in Florida Cecilia Rokuse...
12/16/2022

Proud to hand over the Congratulation letter of Slovak Foreign Minsiter to our Honorary Consul in Florida Cecilia Rokusek on the occasion of bestowing the Gratias Agit Award.

Cecilia´s passion, determination and enthusiasm for promoting our Slovak as well as Czech heritage in the US have greatly contributed to connecting our common culture and friendship.

In her role of Executive Director of the Czech and Slovak National Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids Cecilia brought both institutions to the public eye on a national and international level.

Thank you, dear Cecilia!

Today NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration published the astronomy picture of the day, which comes from ...
12/15/2022

Today NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration published the astronomy picture of the day, which comes from Slovak astrophotographer and astronomy popularizer Tomáš Slovinský. 🤩🌕🪐

The shot was taken on December 8 near Košice, it captures a rare astronomical phenomenon - the eclipse of Mars by the Moon.

The lunar occultation of Mars happened just before sunrise and the enchanting spectacle was recorded in telescopic timelapse sequence of exposures. It took about an hour for the Red Planet to disappear behind the lunar disk and then reappear as a warm-hued full Moon, the last full Moon of 2022, sank toward the western horizon.

The color of the Moon on the underside is different (reddish), as is the color of Mars. This phenomenon can be noticed when a bright body in the sky is located low above the horizon.

It was great pleasure to host our friends from American Jewish Committee, B'nai B'rith International and the National Co...
12/14/2022

It was great pleasure to host our friends from American Jewish Committee, B'nai B'rith International and the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry NCSEJ at the Embassy of Slovak Republic yesterday. During the Hanukkah dinner we discussed important topics including education, fight against antisemitism in 🇸🇰 and 🇺🇸 and the situtation in 🇺🇦.

Chag Sameach 🕎

What a St. Nicholas Party!🎅Thank you Slovak American Society of Washington, DC for coorganizing beautiful, Christmasy ev...
12/12/2022

What a St. Nicholas Party!🎅
Thank you Slovak American Society of Washington, DC for coorganizing beautiful, Christmasy event for our little ones at the Slovak Embassy. 💫🎄

St. Nicholas finally appeared and brought not just sweet surprises and smiles but also great and serene ambiance that tuned us in for Christmas during this third advent Sunday 🕯

 74 years ago the United Nations, General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 📜For the first tim...
12/10/2022

74 years ago the United Nations, General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 📜

For the first time in history, basic human rights as well as their applicability were defined to everyone, anywhere in the world.

Since then, each year we commemorate December 10 as Human Rights Day. The theme of 2022 is „Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All“.

Nowadays, the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms is not taken for granted in all parts of the world. Just in our neighboring Ukraine thousands of people are suffering from systematic violations of human rights caused by the Russian invasion including children.

In Czecho-Slovakia 10th of December 1989 was the day communist regime finally gave up, last communist prezident Gustáv Husák resigned and first „Government of National Understanding“ was formed with task to prepare transition from communist ruling to democracy.

Happy to welcome 1st runner up of the 2022 Miss Czech and Slovak US Pageant Anna Šedivý-Thompson.😍Anna was wearing the t...
12/08/2022

Happy to welcome 1st runner up of the 2022 Miss Czech and Slovak US Pageant Anna Šedivý-Thompson.😍

Anna was wearing the traditional Slovak folk constume (kroj) with rich and detailed embroidery made in Horehronie region.

One of the goals of the pageant is to reward contestants’ passion and dedication to preserve our culture and heritage by engaging with the next generation of which Anna is a great example.

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VEDELI STE, ŽE POSLEDNÝ ČLOVEK, KTORÝ SA PRECHÁDZAL PRED 50. ROKMI PO MESIACI MAL SLOVENSKÉ KORENE? 🚀

Bol to Eugen Andrew Cernan alias „Gene“, veliteľ poslednej pristávacej misie na Mesiaci v rámci programu NASA Apollo. Jeho stará mama Anna a starý otec Štefan Čerňan pochádzali z obce Vysoká nad Kysucou (okres Čadca). 🇸🇰

Môžeme byť hrdí, že Gene podporoval úzke vzťahy so Slovenskom až do svojej smrti pred štyrmi rokmi. Dokonca, už v roku 1974, mali československí občania možnosť vidieť a dotknúť sa vlajky, ktorú mal na Mesiaci. Neskôr v roku 1994, bol osobne ocenený najvyšším štátnym vyznamenaním SR – Radom Bieleho dvojkríža. Som si istý, že pre nás Slovákov zostáva jednou z najvýznamnejších osobností 20. storočia.

Teším sa, že aj Slovenská pošta vydala pri tejto príležitosti špeciálnu poštovú známku, ktorej autorom je akademický maliar doc. Igor Benca.

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Register now for an exclusive conversation on “30 Years of Slovak Foreign Policy” with H.E. Radovan Javorčík, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States, and FOS Vice-Chair Martina Hrvolova. The event will be livestreamed on January 18, 2023, at 4:30 pm. It is the first event in the [email protected] series by Friends of Slovakia (FOS) and the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. (SASW) to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Slovak independence in 2023. Slovenské veľvyslanectvo v USA / Slovak Embassy in USA Slovak American Society of Washington, DC
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DVE KRÁTKE, ALE OSUDOVÉ PARÍŽSKE ZASTAVENIA KOLOMANA SOKOLA 🎨

Koloman SOKOL, veľká osobnosť slovenskej aj svetovej grafiky a maľby, sa narodil pred 120 rokmi, 12. decembra 1902 v Liptovskom sv. Mikuláši. V pätnástich odchádza do Košíc, kde sa zoznámil s doktorom Máthém, ktorý v ňom nachádza talent a podporuje ho. Začne navštevovať súkromnú školu Eugena Króna, neskôr školu Gustáva Mallého. Štúdium pre neho znamená prvý vážnejší dotyk s výtvarným umením. Už počas študijných liet si vytváral vlastný výtvarný rukopis. Expresívny, so silným sociálnym akcentom.

Najväčšmi preslávil maliarske, grafické a ilustrátorské meno Slovenska vo svete. Napriek tomu, že patril k legendám, žil skromne, nezaujímal ho lesk slávy, len hodnota vlastnej tvorby.

Jeho umelecké úspechy spočívali v odpore ku chladnému akademizmu a silnom citovom náboji, ktorým korigoval najmä expresívnosť a drastickosť svojich grafických listov. V dielach pranieroval spoločenský poriadok plodiaci hlad a vysťahovalectvo. Všetko v expresívnej čiernej kontúre.

Prijali ho na Akadémiu výtvarných umení v Prahe, do grafickej školy Maxa Švabinského. Roku 1932 odišiel na štipendijný pobyt do Paríža, ktorý si predĺžil až do záveru roku 1933. V Paríži sa zoznámil s Františkom Kupkom, u ktorého študoval.

Ale najmä (osudové zastavenie prvé) si tu roku 1933 vezme za manželku Lýdiu Kratinovú, svoju spolužiačku z pražskej akadémie, maliarku a dcéru významného česko-amerického sochára. Bude ho sprevádzať počas zvyšku jeho túlavého života (Sokolova grafika z roku 1932 sa bude prorocky volať Ahasver...).

Počas vojny sa už z Mexika, kde žil od roku 1937, a od roku 1942 z USA podieľal na kultúrnej práci československého protifašistického odboja. Po vojne sa roku 1946 vrátil do Bratislavy, koncom roku 1948 vystavoval v parížskej Galérii Roux-Hentschel na rue de La Boétie. „Ak aj slovenského sedliaka nahradí Mexičanom, ak vzhľad jeho obrazov ovplyvní atmosféra - čo je vysvetliteľné a normálne - podstata Sokolovej duše zostáva vždy slovenská," napísal ďalší slovenský maliar a grafik ľavicového zmýšľania žijúci v tom čase ešte v Paríži, Imrich Weiner-Kráľ.

Práve táto návšteva Paríža (osudové zastavenie druhé) sa pre K. Sokola s manželkou stane odrazovým mostíkom k emigrácii. Do Československa sa maliar po komunistickom puči údajne v mene proletariátu (ktorý mal - aký to paradox - natrvalo odstrániť umelcom pranierovanú sociálnu nerovnosť) ďalších 51 rokov nevráti.

Okrem Slovenska ho za jedného zo zakladateľov národnej školy grafiky pokladajú aj Mexičania. Odbor grafiky, ktorý zakladal na Akadémii výtvarných umení, dodnes existuje. Stal sa čestným členom Zväzu mexických grafikov. Poznal sa s najslávnejším mexickým muralistom Diegom Riverom a jeho manželkou Fridou Kahlo (ktorej výstava ešte beží v parížskom Palais Galliera). Posledné desaťročia žil v americkom Tuscone, štát Arizona.

Jeho najznámejšie cyklické diela sú inšpirované okrem iného strachom o osud domoviny. Po páde komunizmu sa osobne i výstavami viackrát vrátil na Slovensko.

Ešte počas života daroval 48 svojich špičkových diel rodnému Slovensku, aby sa stali v roku 2002 základom pre založenie Centra Kolomana Sokola v Liptovskom Mikuláši. Dar je prejavom silných pút, ktoré neboli pretrhnuté ani v obdobiach nepriazne osudu. [NB: Zaujímavé detaily k vzniku dnes už Galérie K. Sokola prináša komentár vtedajšieho primátora L. Mikuláša A. Slafkovského.]

Okrem množstva zahraničných ocenení, ktoré počas svojho plodného života Koloman Sokol získal, udelil mu prezident ČSFR Václav Havel v roku 1991 Rad Tomáša G. Masaryka. Prezident SR Michal Kováč mu v roku 1997 udelil Rad Bieleho dvojkríža II. triedy a v januári 2003 prezident SR Rudolf Schuster Rad Bieleho dvojkríža I. triedy.

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Galéria Kolomana Sokola
Slovenské veľvyslanectvo v Mexiku / Embajada de Eslovaquia en Mexico
Slovenské veľvyslanectvo v USA / Slovak Embassy in USA
SAVE THE DATE Friends of Slovakia (FOS) is pleased to announce [email protected] - a collaborative project with the Slovak-American Society of Washington, D.C. (Slovak American Society of Washington, DC SASW) to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Slovak independence in 2023. Save the date for the first event – an exclusive conversation on “30 Years of Slovak Foreign Policy” with H.E. Radovan Javorčík, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States at Slovenské veľvyslanectvo v USA / Slovak Embassy in USA, and FOS Vice-Chair Martina Hrvolova. The event will take place on January 18, 2022, and you are invited. The link to register will be provided soon.
Credit for the Friends of Slovakia newly launched logo for 2023 goes to a wonderful Slovak company Barney Studio
Nightsiren was screened at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center as a part of European Union Showcase. Director Tereza Nvotova and lead actress Natalia Germani were there for Q&A. Thanks for having us!

Thanks Slovenské veľvyslanectvo v USA / Slovak Embassy in USA !
On November 11, Miss Czech-Slovak US 2022-2023 1st Runner-Up Anna Šedivý-Thompson traveled to Washington, DC to visit the Slovenské veľvyslanectvo v USA / Slovak Embassy in USA Though it was an incredibly rainy day in DC, Anna had a wonderful time meeting with Stanislava Buchtová, Cultural and Public Diplomacy Counselor at the Slovak Embassy, for a tour of the Embassy and a discussion about Slovak history, achievements, culture, and folk traditions. Anna was very excited to learn more about both Slovak-American cultural diplomacy and Czech-Slovak collaborations from Stanislava.

Anna wore a kroj from Heľpa, Slovakia.
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⭐⭐⭐ Днес собі припоминaме нaроджіня Михaлa Стренкa, родaкa з русиньского селa Jarabina/Орябина, котрый двигав aмеріцкый флаґ по бої на острові Iwó-джіма з Японцамі 🎖🎖🎖

📷📷📷 Тот вынятковый момент быв звечнєный нa вецей поштовых знaмкaх 👏👏👏

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🥁🥁🥁 Heroj II. svitovoj vojnŷ - Rusyn Mychal Strenk 🥰🥰🥰

⭐⭐⭐ Dnes sobi prypomyname narodžiňa Mychala Strenka, rodaka z rusyňskoho sela Jarabina/Орябина, kotrŷj dvyhav americkŷj flag po boji na ostrovi Iwó-džima z Japoncami 🎖🎖🎖

📷📷📷 Tot vŷňatkovŷj moment bŷv zvečňenŷj na vecej poštovŷch znamkach 👏👏👏

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Rusínska obroda na Slovensku
Rusínska duša-duša Karpat
Мам Русиньску Народность - Mam Rusyňsku Narodnosť
Horný Zemplín
Mesto Medzilaborce - oficiálna stránka
Svidník-oficiálna stránka mesta
Mesto Snina - oficiálna stránka
Mesto Humenné - MsÚ
Mesto Stropkov - oficiálna stránka
Stará Ľubovňa - oficiálna stránka mesta
Obec Stakčín - oficiálna stránka
Milan Majerský
Michal Kaliňák - kandidát na prešovského župana
Dušan Velič
Viera Leščáková
Jaroslav Kmeť
Tomáš Šudík
Ladislav Kamenický
Richard Raši
Gyimesi György - NRSR
Miloš Svrček
Vihorlatská knižnica v Humennom
Vihorlatské múzeum v Humennom
Severovýchod Slovenska
Televízna Regina RTVS
Rádio Regina Východ
Rádio Paráda
Rádio Patria - Štúdio Košice
Podvihorlatské noviny
Ahoj Bardejov
Ľubovnianske noviny a TV - ĽMS
PUĽS - Poddukelský umelecký ľudový súbor
SITA Slovenská tlačová agentúra a.s.
Korzár
Rusínsky festival
Mladý Svidníčan
Podduklianske osvetové stredisko, Svidník
Krajská galéria v Prešove
Múzeum moderného umenia Andyho Warhola
Ministerstvo obrany Slovenskej republiky
Ministerstvo zahraničných vecí a európskych záležitostí SR
Ivan Korčok
Rastislav Káčer
Slovenské veľvyslanectvo v USA / Slovak Embassy in USA
U.S. Embassy Slovakia
Michael Strank/Michal Strenk
Jaro Naď - minister obrany SR, OĽANO
Sebavedomé Slovensko
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