October 24, 1941: Czechoslovaks in the Siege of Tobruk

October 24, 2021

On October 24th 1941 members of the 11th Czechoslovak infantry battalion assisted the defenders of Tobruk in North Africa.

Czech folk band Spirituál kvintet say goodbye to fans after six decades

October 24, 2021

After an era spanning six decades, the oldest Czechoslovak folk band Spirituál kvintet held a goodbye concert to a sold-out audience in Prague’s Lucerna. The band, which performed for Presidents George H.W.

Czech film My Sunny Maad seeks Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature

October 20, 2021

My Sunny Maad, an animated film by Czech director Michaela Pavlátová, will seek a nomination for the Animated Feature Oscar.

The health of Czech of heads of state throughout history

October 19, 2021

The current state of Czech President Miloš Zeman’s health and the lack of information provided by his office have raised a debate about the public’s right to information with regard to the country’s top official.

Wimbledon winner and ice hockey world champion Jaroslav Drobný born 100 years ago

October 10, 2021

Jaroslav Drobný was part of the Czechoslovak ice hockey team that won the country’s first World Championships in ice hockey in 1947. He would go on to win in the Wimbledon doubles in 1954 – as a citizen of Egypt.

Photographer Josef Koudelka: “I don’t believe in inspiration”

October 4, 2021

Photographer Josef Koudelka is world famous for works such as his Gypsies series, indelible shots of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of his native Czechoslovakia and, in more recent times, powerful landscapes. Now 83, Koudelka has donated many of the key parts of his collection to the Czech state.

Day of Architecture gets underway across Czechia and Slovakia

October 1, 2021

Day of Architecture gets underway across Czechia and Slovakia

“Havel fed them poems”: New book dives deep into history of Plastic People

September 27, 2021

The jailing of members and associates of the Plastic People of the Universe famously sparked Czechoslovakia’s Charter 77 human rights movement. The underground rock legends’ discography is the subject of a new book, A Consumer Guide to the Plastic People of the Universe.

15 years ago, Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni became an honorary Prague citizen

September 19, 2021

King Sihamoni studied in Prague from 1962 to 1975, and calls Czechoslovakia his ‘second home’. He is the only living monarch who speaks Czech.


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