Pink Tank returns to Prague

Prague’s Pink Tank, a symbol of the fall of communism in the country, returned to the capital on Monday to be featured in The Week of Freedom, an event marking the 20th anniversary of the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the withdrawal of Soviet troops from former Czechoslovakia. The tank, originally a monument to Soviet tank crews who liberated the city in 1945, was painted pink by the artist David Černý in 1991, and soon thereafter taken to a military museum outside Prague. On Monday, the pink tank will be installed on a pontoon on the Vltava where it will remain until July 1.

Author: Jan Richter