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Slovak Shopping Cache - Slemence

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Hidden : 11/25/2010
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Slovak Shopping cache - Slemence


V historickych zaznamoch je dedina prvy krat uvedena v roku 1332. Bola to jedna dedina menom Szelmenc do roku 1945 (medzi 1919 – 1938 bola pomenovana Slemence). Na zaklade Ceskoslovensko – Sovietskej dohohy bola v roku 1945 ciastocne priclenena spolu s Podkarpatskou Rusou Sovietskemu zvazu. Dedina bola rozdelena medzi terajsie Slovensko (2/3) a Ukrajinu (1/3), pricom vacsia cast patriaca Slovensku sa nazyva Velke Slemence a Ukrajine patriaca cast sa nazyva Mali Selmenci.

Miestni obyvatelia neverili, ze hranica moze takto naozaj existovat az dovtedy, ked v roku 1946 bol zburany dom spolu s patriacimi objektmi leziaci priamo na hranicnej ciare. Na jeho mieste bol vybudovany 6 metrov vysoky mur spolu so straznymi vezami a boli ustanovene hranicne hladky. Pre najblizsich 60 rokov bol prechod medzi oboma castami obce zakazany.

Po pade komunizmu a viac ako desiatich rokoch bojov s byrokraciou, bol v roku 2005 zriadeny hranicny prechod pre pesich a cyklistov v mieste rozdelenej ulice. Jeho slavnostnym otvorenim dna 23.decembra 2005 konci 61 rokov rozdelenia.

Aby si zistil potrebne udaje a odlovil aj cache, budes musiet cez tuto hranicu aj prejst legalne. Zaroven si v miestnych obchodikoch mozes nakupit aj tovar "za lacny peniaz".

In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1332. It was a single village named Szelmenc (between 1919–1938 it was called Slemence) before 1945. It was first ceded to Czechoslovakia in 1919, then after the First Vienna Award in 1938 it returned to theKingdom of Hungary, then back, then, after the Soviet-Czechoslovak Treaty in 1945 was partially ceded to the Soviet Union along with Subcarpathia. The new border between the two states run through Szelmenc. The town was divided between Slovakia (2/3) and Ukraine (1/3) by simply cutting it into two parts - Velké Slemence became a part of Slovakia and Mali Selmenci a part of Ukraine.

The locals didn't believe that such border would really be established until 1946, when the house which lied exactly on the border was demolished with all the other objects in the way, and a 6 meters high palisade wall with watch towers and border patrolling were installed. For the next 60 years the crossing between the two parts were prohibited.

After the fall of communism, and more than a decade of fights with bureaucracy , a border checkpoint for pedestrians and cyclists was established in 2005 on the street which was divided. It was opened on December 23, 2005 ending 61 years of division.

To find the necessary data and also caught cache, you will have to legally pass through this border.


navstiv kostol v Malych Slemencoch z roku 1599 a zisti:
visit the church in Male Slemence (year 1599) and find:

ABCD - rok pod menom "Ivan Mihaly" pod kamennym krizom / year under the name "Ivan Mihaly" under a stone cross

EF - pocet mien na ciernej pamatnej doske / number of names on a black plaque


N 48° 30 , ( E + F ) (B - C - D ) ( 2 * D ) ´

E 022° ( B ) , ( C ) ( A + F ) ( B - D ) ´

Kes NIE je v hranicnom pásme. Hranicu je potrebné prechádzat iba cez oficiálny hranicný prechod.

The cache is NOT in the border zone. Cross the border - use only official border crossing. Only EU and Ukrainian citizens may cross at this border station.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

fgebz / gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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