The Velvet Divorce: 30 years
The former state of Czechoslovakia peacefully split into two countries, the Czech and Slovak Republics, on December 31, 1992. Thirty years on from the so-called "Velvet Divorce", we present a special five-part series looking at how the two countries view each other today.
“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.
Czech and Slovak: languages or dialects?
Czech and Slovak are generally considered to be mutually intelligible, but is this still the case? And were they considered separate languages prior to the 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?
“Czechia has changed” – Fiala hosts special dinner for former PMs to mark Velvet Divorce anniversary
Monday saw no fewer than nine former Czech prime ministers attend a special dinner hosted by the country’s current head of government.
“It was falling apart by itself” – Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Divorce
This January marks 30 years since the end of the common Czech and Slovak state.