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.

Libeň has been part of Prague for 120 years

September 12, 2021

Libeň was annexed to Prague as the last suburb before the establishment of Czechoslovakia. The largest district of Prague 8 has witnessed many historical events.

Keeping Czech alive in Chicago

September 9, 2021

America’s “Second City” has a long Czech history. Once home to a lively community of immigrants from Bohemia and Moravia, the suburb of Cicero still has a school named after the first Czechoslovak president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

Czechoslovak Legionaries Association celebrates its 100th anniversary

September 6, 2021

Members of the Czechoslovak Legionaries Association took part in a ceremonial march through Prague to celebrate their 100th anniversary at the weekend.

Hynek Pallas on growing up in a Czech cultural hub in Sweden

September 6, 2021

Journalist and film critic Hynek Pallas grew up in a notable Czech household in Sweden, where his dissident family settled after being forced out of Czechoslovakia.


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