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UNESCO-listed Moravian tradition “Ride of the Kings” in Vlčnov
This weekend the Moravian village of Vlčnov celebrated its most cherished festival of the year: the traditional “Ride of the Kings”.
Telč: A Renaissance Gem of Bohemia
Telč is not just a town; it's an experience. A journey through its picturesque squares and streets allows you to explore a slice of the past, unchanged by time.
1945–1948: Czechoslovakia’s road to Communism
A question that never ceases to intrigue Czechs: Could their country have joined the democratic fold of nations if the US army had liberated Prague in 1945?
Czechia in 30 (May 6, 2023)
Historian Vít Smetana dispels some deeply-rooted myths perpetuated by the communists about what happened in the last days of WWII in Czechoslovakia.
May 1945: Czechoslovakia at a crossroads
Historian Vít Smetana dispels some deeply-rooted myths perpetuated by the communists about what happened in the very last days of WWII in Czechoslovakia.
Mrs Palermo’s Cottage: A magic story from the Czech borderlands
Mrs Palermo’s Cottage is a novel by AR Parker, set in the Czech borderlands. Vit Pohanka spoke to the author about what inspired him to write the book.
Czechs Losing Ground Under Their Feet
Czechia is sitting on the proverbial "roof" of Europe. As a result erosion takes away tens of millions of cubic meters of fertile soil each year.
13:50War in Ukraine
A year on: Ukrainian refugees still welcome in Czechia
Since the war in Ukraine began, Czechia has given asylum to nearly half a million Ukrainian refugees. What is the volunteer morale like a year on?
Controversy over reforesting Bohemian Switzerland in wake of devastating blaze
Last summer parts of the Bohemian Switzerland National Park were ravaged by a devastating wildfire. Now there is controversy over whether is should be reforested.
Jaroslav Hašek: The Improbable Titan of Czech Literature
Jaroslav Hašek, author of the most translated Czech book The Good Soldier Švejk, died 100 years ago today ( January 3, 1923). Vit Pohanka looks at his life and work.
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