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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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  • The Sedlec Ossuary
    The Sedlec Ossuary

    The Sedlec Ossuary (in Czech: Kostnice Sedlec) – Beneath a small Cemetery Church of All Saints in Kutna Hora – Sedlec there is hidden a Gothic chapel which contains one of the most interesting and terrifying places in Europe...

    • Posted December 3, 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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  • The Munich Agreement 1938
    The Munich Agreement 1938

    Sudetenland was made The Munich Agreement was a permitting Nazi Germany’s annexation of Czechoslovakia along the borders of our country, which was inhabited mainly by people who spoke German. For this reason a new territorial designation Sudetenland...

    • Posted October 1, 2013
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  • occupation Czechoslovakia 1968
    45years back: Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 21, 1968

    The background of the invasion The process of de-Stalinization in Czechoslovakia had begun under the presidency of Antonín Novotný in the late 1950s and early 1960s. ČSSR was quite industrialized before World War II and the Soviet...

    • Posted August 21, 2013
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  • Kněžna Libuše
    History of Prague

    The history of Prague covers even more than a 1000 year. During this period the city grew from the Vyšehrad Castle to the capital of the Czech Republic and at the same time the capital of a...

    • Posted August 17, 2013
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  • Flood in Prague – history

    Central and eastern Europe are suffering some of their worst flooding in recent history. As the River Vltava threatens to surge into the city, thousands are under threat of evacuation from Prague, in the Czech Republic. What...

    • Posted June 5, 2013
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