“He was the best at mixing tragedy and comedy” – Miloš Forman remembered

February 17, 2022

The great Czech film director Miloš Forman would have been 90 on February 18. After creating some of the best films of the Czechoslovak New Wave, Forman enjoyed a second career in Hollywood, winning two Oscars. We speak to some people who knew him.

Czechia celebrates 30 years on the Internet

February 13, 2022

Czechoslovakia was officially connected to the Internet on February 13, 1992 at an event hosted by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague-Dejvice. The first ever connection had a speed of 19.2 kilobits per second.

The Czechoslovak WWII vet (98) implicated in the murder of Jews

February 7, 2022

Michal Krecul, today aged 98, was a Gulag survivor, decorated Czechoslovak WWII soldier and later political prisoner who left for the West in 1968. A new study by a Czech historian finds that he also went unpunished for his part in the killing of 10 Jewish civilians in hiding from the Nazis.

Czech minister visits Ukraine to support Kyiv gov

February 7, 2022

The Czech minister of foreign affairs has started a two-day visit to Ukraine intended to show support for the Kyiv government in the fact of strong Russian pressure. Jan Lipavský and his Slovak and Austrian counterparts are also travelling to the Donbas region.   

Oldest Czech Scout Eduard Marek dies aged 104

January 24, 2022

The oldest member of the Czech Scout movement, Eduard Marek, died on Sunday at the age of 104. Marek was imprisoned by both the Nazi and Communist regimes and was active in the Czechoslovak resistance.

Fiala visits Bratislava on first international trip as PM

January 11, 2022

Fiala visits Bratislava on first international trip as PM

Alien ice statues in Pustevny

January 17, 2022

The annual Ice Sculpting Festival in Pustevny is an event that attracts many visitors to the Beskydy Mountains each winter. This year, seven Czech and Slovak artists created a total of 25 statues from 40 tons of ice.

Kbely Aviation Museum – A unique showcase of planes, past and present

December 3, 2021

The first airfield built in Czechoslovakia after the country’s founding in 1918, Prague’s Kbely airfeld is one of the most important sites for the history of Czech aviation.


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