Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya visits Prague

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya visited Prague on Wednesday to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Accompanied by the Speaker of the Lower House, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, she visited the grave of former president Václav Havel, a leading figure of the 1989 revolution, which ended the years of Communist oppression.

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda is also visiting the Czech capital on the eve of the Velvet Revolution. On Wednesday, he was received by his counterpart Miloš Zeman and on Thursday, he is due to meet with Prime Minister Petr Fiala and attend the opening of an exhibition called Under Foreign Skies: Lithuanians in Soviet Labour Camps and in Exile 1940-1958.