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Velvet Revolution 1989
Catalogue Number:  195
Stamp Design:  Miroslav Cipár
Stamp Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Date of Issue:  November 17, 1999
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
Print Run:  2,250,000
FDC Design:  Miroslav Cipár
Cancellation Design:  Miroslav Cipár
Printing:  Book-print Gerthoffer, Zohor
Print Technology:  Offset
FDC Print Run:  10,000

In November 1989 students of universities stood face to face to totalitarianism, as their predecessores in 1939. Political evolution of the Central- and East European countries arrived at a point, when totalitarianism became untenable. Construction of legal state and genesis of political community are forever united with this event, which started by "Velvet Revolution".

Our country, leaded by the will of the citizens returned to the big family of democratic countries of the world. The representative of this will-power in Slovakia was a political party "Public against Violence". This party got down in history with it's logo (author of the logo is Karol Rosmány). It's turning point, after decades were the first free elections in 1990.

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