I graduated as MSc in African Studies at Charles University in Prague but it turned out that in the contemporary Czech reality my Russian language skills are appreciated more than Amharic or Swahili. Nonetheless, I still like to recall my African period and I am still sure that studies in dissimilar cultures greatly enhance one’s outlook. I started at Radio Praha in 2000, on the first day broadcasting in Russian commenced. Last year it was 14 years I had been working for the Russian Service of Radio Praha, initially as an editor, then as the Head of Russian Service. At present I am Content Editor for Radio Praha International Broadcasting.
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31:08Sunday Music Show
Czechia holds the unusual distinction of having the most organs per capita in the world, with about 10,000 of them to the country’s roughly 10 million inhabitants.
30:59Summer music competition
Join Radio Prague International's music competition by guessing the original of a Czech cover song.
30:08Summer music competition
Czech cover versions of international songs became huge hits in the former communist state. Domestic audiences often didn’t even realise they were listening to covers.
32:24Summer music competition
In our new three-part mini-series, we bring you some popular Czechoslovak cover versions of world-famous hits. At the end of each episode there will be a competition song.
06:58Sex under Communism
Pornography, sex shops and prostitution were all taboo in communist Czechoslovakia. So how did Czechs live without all that?
05:27Sex under Communism
Czechoslovakia decriminalised homosexuality in 1961, earlier than many Western European countries. Why was it that the repressive Communist regime showed such tolerance?
05:48Sex under Communism
In the 1950s, Czech sexologists started to research the female orgasm, outpacing most of their colleagues abroad.
05:03Sex under Communism
There were no goods in shops. You weren’t allowed to travel. Rock stars didn’t come to the country to perform. So how else were Czechs supposed to entertain themselves?
A century has passed since the world premiere of Leoš Janáček's opera Katya Kabanova, which was first performed in Brno on November 23, 1921.