“When we returned we were amazed how popular we were”: Legendary traveller Miroslav Zikmund turns 100

February 14, 2019

The great traveller Miroslav Zikmund turned 100 on Thursday. For
Czechoslovaks unable to travel much under communism, the books and radio
reports produced by Zikmund and his friend Jiří Hanzelka served as a

The 1946 US operation that proved a propaganda coup for Czechoslovakia’s Communists

February 7, 2019

In 1946 a secret American operation in Czechoslovakia led to major
diplomatic protests. The US authorities had organized a mission aimed at
obtaining hidden Nazi documents from a cache in a forest near Prague.

Czech PM attends V4 meeting with Angela Merkel

February 7, 2019

The European Union and the United Kingdom must do their utmost to negotiate
an agreement on Brexit, Angela Merkel said during a meeting with prime
ministers of the Visegrad Four countries in Bratislava on Thursday. The

Czech Red Cross marks centenary – but history dates back even further

February 6, 2019

Wednesday marks 100 years since the establishment of the Czechoslovak
branch of the International Red Cross, today known as the Czech Red Cross.
It was founded and chaired by Alice Masaryková, the daughter of

Ústí zoo forced to put down elephant

February 5, 2019

The zoo in the Czech city of Ústí nad Labem has had to put down an Indian
elephant, a spokesperson said. The female was euthanised on Monday after
long-standing problems with its foot left it unable to stand.

New Jerusalem exhibition to spotlight Czech glass design

February 5, 2019

Cross the Line is the title of a new exhibition of Czech and Slovak
contemporary glass design that runs from Sunday in the Czech House
Jerusalem. The exhibition is a joint project organized in cooperation with

Czech central bank issues special coins, banknotes with 100-year logo

January 30, 2019

The Czech National Bank on Wednesday issued a second series of three
20-crown coins and a special 100-crown banknote in celebration of the 100th
anniversary of the Czechoslovak currency.

Karel Lánský, who led secret broadcasts after 1968 invasion, dies aged 94

January 30, 2019

Karel Lánský, who kept independent Czechoslovak Radio on the airwaves for
eight dramatic days after the Soviet led-invasion of Czechoslovakia in
August 1968, has died at the age of 94.

The Czechoslovak-Polish War of January 1919 – a brief clash with lasting consequences

January 29, 2019

Today it is largely forgotten by Czechs, but the Czechoslovak-Polish War of
January 1919 was a more significant conflict than its few hundred
casualties suggest. Although the freshly emerged and confident Czechoslovak

The Czechoslovak-Polish War of January 1919 – a brief clash with lasting consequences

January 29, 2019

Today it is largely forgotten by Czechs, but the Czechoslovak-Polish War of
January 1919 was a more significant conflict than its few hundred
casualties suggest. Although the freshly emerged and confident Czechoslovak

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