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an enterprise of the Czechoslovak leather and footwear industry, producing leather and footwear of all types. Located in the city of Gottwaldov (formerly Zlin), the enterprise was founded in 1894 as the Bata Association and originally produced felt slippers. Its workers took an active part in the revolutionary struggle. Nationalized in 1945, the enterprise was named Svit in 1949.

In 1974 the footwear output totaled 43 million pairs. Svit is the leading enterprise of the Czechoslovak footwear industry and the leading producer of footwear in Europe. Products are exported to more than 90 countries. The enterprise has a museum of the history of footwear.

Svit has been awarded the Order of Labor (1955), the Order of the Republic (1969), and the Order of Victorious February (1973).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Svit is already a leading product in Europe and has been specifically designed to care for dry clean only and hand wash garments in the comfort of your own home.
Zelenyj Svit, Memorial', Tovarystvo Ukrainskoi Movy and others,
Like the adult papers, Svit molodi was, at heart, a teaching and recruitment tool geared to the politicization of youngsters.
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DRY cleaning costs are so prohibitive these days that new Svit is bound to be a best-seller.
Inshyi svit abo etniclmist' v dii: kanads'ka ukrains'kist' kintsia 20 stolittia [The Other World or Ethnicity in Action: Canadian Ukrainianness at the end of the 20th century].
In many passages he formulated the musical idea directly to correspond with the declamation of some of Erben's verses or extracts from them: for example in the Vodnik [Water Goblin]: "svit, svit, svit, at mi sije nit" ["shine, shine, shine, to sew me my thread"], "pujdu maticko k jezeru, satecky sobe vyperu" ["I'll go to the lake, mother, to launder my clothes"] and "Nevesely truchlivy jsou ty vodni kraje, kde si v trave pod lekninem rybka s rybkou hraje" [Cheerless, mournful are these watery regions, where fish plays with fish in the green under the lilies"].
Popovitch was succeeded as editor in 1923 by Myroslav Irchan, the pen name of Ukrainian writer Andriy Babiuk, who was recruited to come to Canada to work on ULFTA publications, including Robitnytsia and the paper for youth, Svit molodi (Youth World).
Swedish tanker shipping company Svithoid Tankers AB (OMX Stockholm: SVIT B) said on Monday (8 September) that it has renegotiated its time charter agreements for the vessels Vedrey Tora and Vedrey Thor.
The town council informed that the flat surface, adapted for classical as well as skate skiing, is free until 17:00 and for beginners, there is even free training for which, however, it is advisable to book in advance.Another cross-country skiing track, 8 kilometres long, has appeared in the city of Poprad, next to the cycling path and near the used-car mart, on the way to Svit, TASR wrote.