Cabinet backs plans to fund renovation of tomb of unknown soldier in Prague

The cabinet has backed a defence ministry plan to contribute 18 million crowns to the renovation of the tomb of the unknown soldier which is part of a national memorial on Prague’s Vítkov hill. The government also approved a “statute” that the defence ministry said would return to the tomb the significance it enjoyed during the inter-war period. The tomb of the unknown solider, featuring the remains of Czech soldiers killed at the battle of Zborov, was originally built at Prague’s Old Town Hall in 1922, but was removed by the Nazis during the second world war. It was rebuilt at Vítkov in 1947.

Author: Ian Willoughby