The JINR Directorate congratulates Slovak employees on the Day of National Uprising

News, 01 September 2017

On 31 August 2017, in honor of the Day of Slovak National Uprising, celebrated on 29 August, a meeting with representatives of the Slovak national group headed by BLTP leading researcher Vladimir Ilkovich was held in the Directorate of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. On the JINR side, the meeting was attended by JINR Vice-Director R. Lednický, Acting Chief Scientific Secretary D.V. Kamanin, Assistant Director of the Science Organization and International Cooperation Office W. Chmielowski and leading staff member of the International Cooperation Department M.G. Loshchilov.

The meeting began with congratulations on the national holiday and wishes of every success to the Slovak colleagues. After that, scientific issues of cooperation, quantitative and age structure of the national group were discussed. It was noted with satisfaction that JINR has about 40 scientists from Slovakia, and margin of the young scientists can be noticed – students of physicists of the older generation, who worked at JINR, now come in Dubna. The extensive support of the Slovak community by the Government of Slovakia was noted, as well as a number of agreements with JINR, contributing to the improvement of living conditions in Dubna. According to Slovak employees, if any problems arise, they are promptly resolved. In particular, this is facilitated by the JINR Visit Centre, where now it is convenient to prepare documents, arrange transportation for employees and their families, passes, etc.

A significant part of the meeting was devoted to discussing the further development of cooperation between JINR and the Slovak Republic, finding ways to inform students and postgraduates of Slovakia about the JINR activities, attracting research centers to the JINR advanced research.

Galina Myalkovskaya, JINR weekly newspaper

The Slovak National Uprising (Slovak: Slovenské národné povstanie, abbreviated SNP) or 1944 Uprising was an armed insurrection organized by the Slovak resistance movement during World War II. It was launched on 29 August 1944 from Banská Bystrica in an attempt to resist German troops that had occupied Slovak territory and to overthrow the collaborationist government of Jozef Tiso. Although the resistance was largely defeated by German forces, guerrilla operations continued until the Soviet Army, Czechoslovak Army and Romanian Army liberated Slovakia in 1945.