Former dissident Dana Němcová dies at age of 89
One of the foremost opponents of the former Czechoslovak communist regime, Dana Němcová, passed away early on Tuesday morning at the age of 89.
The “U Pinkasů” pub was the first Prague establishment to serve Pilsner Urquell on tap
The “U Pinkasů” pub, founded by Jakub Pinkas in 1843, was the first Prague pub to serve the bottom-fermented lager Pilsner Urquell on tap.
Hořice na Šumave – the South Bohemian town with a far reaching tradition of passion plays
Passion plays have a rich tradition in the South Bohemian town of Hořice na Šumave. The settlement was once the site of some of the largest passion plays in Europe.
Unique golden carriage goes on display in Český Krumlov
After centuries, a golden carriage made by Johann Anton I. of Eggenberg in 1638 for a diplomatic mission to the Pope, has been restored to its original glory.
April 1953: Praga V3S truck produced for first time
Seventy years ago, on 2 April 1953, the first Praga V3S multi-purpose, all-terrain truck rolled off the production line in Prague’s Vysočany.
Experts use CT scan to examine rare medieval Madonna
Experts are using a CT scan to find out more about the origin of the Madonna from Havraň, a precious medieval statue recently acquired by the National Gallery.
Czechia loses its last Czechoslovak RAF pilot with death of Emil Boček
Last Saturday saw the passing of the last surviving Czechoslovak RAF pilot. Emil Boček died just a month after his 100th birthday.
630 years since martyrdom of John of Nepomuk
John of Nepomuk, one of the patron saints of the Czech lands, was brutally martyred on March 20, 1393, on the orders of King Wenceslas IV.
Czech Radio digitises full archive of trial with key figure in Lidice massacre
On the occasion of the anniversary of the Nazi occupation of Bohemia and Moravia, Czech Radio has published the digitised recordings of the trial with Karl Hermann Frank.
40 years since the biggest kidnapping event in Czech history
A group of 66 Czechoslovaks, including women and small children, were abducted and forced to walk 1300 kilometres after being captured in Angola by UNITA fighters.
“It was a total shock”: US journalist Mark Baker on discovering StB plan to recruit him
US journalist Mark Baker, who spent time in Czechoslovakia in the late 1980s, has made a startling discovery: the Communist secret police planned to recruit him as a spy.
03:06Anniversary of the week
Emil Boček, last living Czechoslovak RAF pilot, turns 100
General Emil Boček, the last living Czech airman who served in Britain’s RAF during WWII, celebrates his 100th birthday this Saturday.
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