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Prešeren’s Manuscripts On Display in Cleveland

The day before Slovenia celebrates France Prešeren’s birthday with various cultural events, a tribute to the poet will take place in Cleveland. There, the Slovenian National Home will put on display two newly discovered manuscripts by Prešeren; the documents were unveiled to the public over the summer in Ljubljana. The manuscripts of two poems by Prešeren, A Farewell to Youth ...

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    Slovenian Carpenter Makes Wooden Car Going Up To 100 kph (62 mph)

    It’s a well-known fact that many things can be made out of wood, but it’s hard to believe that a car going 100 kph could be one of them. Marko Kveder, a carpenter from Rafolče near Lukovica, has proved it is indeed possible, although many had smiled in disbelief when hearing about his plan to make a wooden model of ...

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      A Witness to History

      The Reichenburg Castle above the town of Brestanica in eastern Slovenia draws visitors who come to admire its historic, Romanesque architecture and to revel in the view toward the confluence of the Sava and the Brestanica rivers. For many years, however, the castle was the site of great turmoil and even violence – a trend that continued even into the ...

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        Triglav is 34 (13.39″) Centimeters Lower Than Previously Thought

        With the adoption of a new system of geodetic measurement, the Slovenian geodetic authorities have obtained new, more precise measurements of Slovenia’s topology. Among other things, the altitude of Triglav has decreased to 2863.65 meters. According to Environment Minister Irena Majcen, the project, whose full title is The Modernization of Spatial Data Infrastructure for Reducing the Risk of Flooding, will ...

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          An Evening Under The Lights

          Under the patronage and sponsorship of the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in Cleveland and in corporation with Friends of the Slovenian National Home, Inc. (501c3), Slovenian Museum & Archives (501c3) And Center for Slovenian Studies (Cleveland State University) present: An Evening Under the Lights, A benefit concert by Vlado Kreslin. Featuring the First Unveiling of the 160-year old ...

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            Melania Trump, Originally From Sevnica – First Slovenian In The Role Of First Lady

            It is already known that a Slovenian, now an American citizen, will become the new First Lady of the USA. And Melania not only has Slovenian roots, but she grew up in Sevnica as Melanija Knavs. Let’s start with some basic data: she was born in 1970 in Novo mesto, which was then a part of Yugoslavia. She is tall, ...

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              Slovenia Should Become Wine Shopping Destination, Winemakers Say

              Slovenia, which prides itself on producing high-quality boutique wines, requires a common approach to advertising its wines worldwide, believe winemakers, who want the country to become a wine-shopping destination. Slovenian wines are recognised as high-quality and the country should use this to help build its recognition, Dušan Brejc, the head of Vinska družba, an organisation connecting leading winemakers, has told ...

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                Tiny Slovenia World’s Best at Preserving Environment to Boost Prosperity

                Protecting the environment makes nations more prosperous, a think tank said on Thursday, as a study showed Slovenia is the country best at using nature to improve the well-being of its citizens. In its study, the London-based Legatum Institute for the first time included governments’ efforts to reduce pollution, preserve biodiversity and limit the exploitation of natural resources in a ...

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