“Republic” bonds get off to good start

January 22, 2019

The Finance Ministry has announced that orders for the special
“Republic” bonds, issued to mark the centenary of Czechoslovakia late
last year have exceeded 3 billion Czech crowns. A second issue of the bonds
has already come on the market.

Main Trilobit award goes to “Czechoslovaks in the Gulag”

January 21, 2019

The main prize in this year’s Trilobit film and television awards has
gone to director Marta Nováková for her documentary series
“Czechoslovaks in the Gulag”. The documentary series explores the fate
of Czechs and Slovaks who experienced the terrible cruelty of the Soviet

Controversial concert in Palach’s memory goes ahead despite protests

January 20, 2019

A concert by Italian neo-Nazi bands in memory of the Czech student martyr
Jan Palach, who set himself alight in protest against growing public apathy
to the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, was held at a country

Czechs marking 50th anniversary of Jan Palach’s death

January 19, 2019

Czechs are paying homage to the memory of student Jan Palach who set
himself on fire to protest against growing public apathy to the Soviet-led
invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. His action roused the public and

Concert by neo-Nazi bands in Palach’s memory to go ahead despite protests

January 18, 2019

A concert by Italian neo-Nazi bands in memory of the Czech student martyr
Jan Palach, who set himself alight in protest against growing public apathy
to the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, will go ahead in

Czech martyr Jan Palach’s enduring legacy, 50 years after his self-immolation

January 15, 2019

Fifty years ago on January 16, a young Czech university student named Jan
Palach doused himself in petrol and set himself alight at the top of
Prague’s Wenceslas Square. Three days after staging this desperate

“This was something new” – Palach Week 1989, when thousands first took to the streets to protest communism

January 14, 2019

The 20th anniversary of Jan Palach’s self-immolation brought many
thousands onto the streets for protests that had no precedent in communist
Czechoslovakia. Palach Week, as it became known, began on January 15 1989

“This was something new” – Palach Week 1989, when thousands first took to the streets to protest communism

January 14, 2019

The 20th anniversary of Jan Palach’s self-immolation brought many
thousands onto the streets for protests that had no precedent in communist
Czechoslovakia. Palach Week, as it became known, began on January 15 1989

Canadian House of Commons Speaker to honor Jan Palach

January 13, 2019

Chairman of the Canadian House of Commons, Geoff Regan, will honor the
memory of Jan Palach at Charles University in Prague on January 18. The
Czechoslovak student died after setting himself alight in Prague on 16

Czech Holocaust survivor George Brady dies at age 90

January 12, 2019

Czech-born Holocaust survivor George Brady has died in Toronto at the age
of 90, the Czech News Agency reported on Saturday, citing his nephew and
former culture minister Daniel Herman.

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