Receiving an award from president Milan Gasparovic

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This is a photo of me with the president of the Slovak Republic, Milan Gasparovic. It’s on the occasion of me being awarded the Milan Rastilav Stefanik Cross. It was on 1st January 2006.

I've got a couple of awards for my lifelong successes and resolve to achieve something. The last time was on 1st January 2006, on the occasion of the national holiday celebrating the creation of the Slovak Republic. Ivan Gasparovic, our president, gave me the Milan Rastislav Stefanik Cross [The Milan Rastislav Stefanik Cross is awarded to citizens of the Slovak Republic who have risked their lives to defend the Slovak Republic and save human lives or significant material values. It is awarded by the president of the Slovak Republic upon nomination by the government. It was awarded to General-Major Oto Wagner in 2006 – Editor's note]. It's a state award of the order of Milan Rastislav Stefanik for merit and saving human lives while risking one's own. The Central Council of the Slovak Union of Anti-Fascist Fighters nominated me for it.

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Interviewee: Oto Wagner
Zuzana Slobodnikova
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Bratislava, Slovakia


Oto Wagner
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Czechoslovakia 1918-1938
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Working in natural and technical sciences

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