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  • Black Babies
    The Zizkov TV tower Part 2

    Reputation Typically for the communist architecture in Central and Eastern Europe, the Žižkov TV tower was generally resented by the local people. It also received a lot of nicknames, usually related to its rocket-like shape, e.g. “Baikonur”...

    • Posted February 1, 2014
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  • Jan Palach statue
    Living Torches Jan Palach 1969

    Jan Palach a student of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague who set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square on 16 January 1969. By this shocking act, he wanted to arouse the Czech public from...

    • Posted January 12, 2014
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  • Václav Havel
    It is here that sad anniversary

    When we left the Czech playwright , essayist , critic of the communist regime and later politician – Václav Havel He was the ninth and last President of Czechoslovakia (1989-1992) and first President of the Czech Republic...

    • Posted December 18, 2013
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  • CSSR Borderstone
    “Stones” – tragic show of Communism in Czechoslovakia

    Operation STONES (Akce KAMENY): was the tragic show of Communism in Czechoslovakia What was it about? From details of a Czechoslovak intelligence service (StB — Státní bezpečnost) we know about the scheme known as Operation STONES (Akce...

    • Posted November 26, 2013
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  • Velvet revolution
    International Students’ Day 17th November

    The Velvet Revolution – What was it? 17th November 1989 is also known as the Velvet Revolution (or Sametová revoluce in Czech). This important event was a non-violent transition of power in Czechoslovakia. The demonstrations against the...

    • Posted November 19, 2013
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  • Occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968
    Occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968

    Czechoslovakia (CSSR) has a rich history but not everyone knows the main milestones. Let´s have a look at one of those important events – year 1968, when the Warsaw Pact troops invaded our land. The Warsaw Pact...

    • Posted December 17, 2012
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  • Communism in the Czech Republic

    Everyone who visits the Czech Republic should know that we had our bright and dark sides. We used to be a progressive country known as Czechoslovakia and our economy could have been compared to the most developed...

    • Posted October 26, 2012
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  • Communism in the Czech Republic

    Everyone who visits the Czech Republic should know that we had our bright and dark sides. We used to be a progressive country known as Czechoslovakia and our economy could have been compared to the most developed...

    • Posted October 23, 2012
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