Former Soviet dissident pays homage to Václav Havel

Former Soviet-era Russian dissident Natalya Gorbanyevska on Monday paid homage to the late Czech president Václav Havel when she laid flowers on his grave. Ms Gorbanyevska said Václav Havel was still very popular in Russia, as someone who never betrayed his moral principles. The former Soviet dissident, who lives in France, is on a visit to the Czech Republic where she received a decoration from Prague’s Charles University and is set to meet with President Zeman on Tuesday.

Author: Jan Richter