Prague’s iconic Nusle Bridge built 50 years ago
Nusle Bridge is one of the key transport structures in the city. Over 160,000 cars cross it every day, while 750 metro trains pass through a tunnel inside it.
Czech state returns artworks to Jewish family
After more than 80 years, the Czech state has returned art objects that belonged to the family of a Jewish businessman Johann Bloch, who lost his property during WWII.
French soldier recalls Petr Pavel’s successful rescue operation
Thirty years ago, a Czech unit serving in the UNPROFOR mission rescued over 50 French soldiers under siege in what was then still Yugoslavia.
Czechia marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Events marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day are being held around Czechia on Friday.
100 years since birth of artist who portrayed Mengele’s victims
It was her skill as an artist that saved Brno-born Dina Gottliebová-Babbittová from death in Auschwitz’s gas chamber.
“He wanted to wake up our citizens”: Jan Palach remembered
On 16 January 1969, Czech student Jan Palach set himself on fire on Prague’s Wenceslas Square in protest against apathy in the wake of the Soviet occupation of his country.
Břevnov Monastery - the oldest monastery in Czechia
The Benedictine Monastery was founded 1,030 years ago on January 14, in 993 by the Bishop of Prague, St. Vojtěch, and Prince Boleslav II. Pobožný. It is still in use today.
History of dissident literature under communism gets own special day
A proposal put forward by a group of five coalition MPs to make October 12 the official Day of Samizdat was approved by the government this week.
“We felt like Czechoslovaks and we still do” – Czech-Slovak border 30 years after Velvet Divorce
Despite the Velvet Divorce, relations between Czechia and Slovakia still remain very close. This is perhaps most evident in the Moravian Slovakia region.
Velvet Divorce and marriage: real-life Czech-Slovak couples
The dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993 is poetically known as the Velvet Divorce. This belies the fact that there are still many real-life Czech-Slovak couples.
11:04The Velvet Divorce
The rise and fall of Czechoslovakism
Where did Czechoslovakism, one of the guiding doctrines of the First Republic, come from and why did it fail?
Soviet-era Russian dissident Viktor Fainberg, who stood up for Czechoslovakia in 1968, has died
Soviet-era Russian dissident Viktor Fainberg, who risked his life to protest against the Soviet-led occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968, has died at the age of 91.
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