Sunday, 15 December 2019

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Places of the Velvet Revolution: Federal Assembly building

Radio Prague |
15 November 2019

As the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution approaches, we take you to places that are closely associated with the events that led to the collapse of the Communist regime in 1989. In the fourth episode of our mini-series, we visit the former Czechoslovak Federal Assembly building, where some key political changes took place 30 years ago.

Places of the Velvet Revolution: Wenceslas Square and Letná plain

Radio Prague |
14 November 2019

As the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution draws near, we take you to places that are closely associated with the events that led to the collapse of the Communist regime 30 years ago. In the third episode of our mini-series, we visit Wenceslas Square and Letná plain, the scene of spontaneous demonstrations, which followed the brutal police crackdown on an unarmed student demonstration on November 17, 1989.

November 17, 1989 testimonies shared in new book

Radio Prague |
14 November 2019

In a remarkable work of oral history, four students with the help of former dissident and award winning author Aleš Palán have produced a 270 page history of the events that took place in Prague on November 17, 1989.

Czech man's scooter trip from Cape Reinga to Bluff

New Zealand Herald |
13 November 2019

Right leg pumping, Czech scooter rider Miroslav Machota covered the length of 90 Mile in just over five hours. That was after his wild ride down the serpentine curves of the road south of Cape Reinga. The building engineer's New Zealand adventure is a bold ambition and a chance to experience the length - and breadth - of the country.

Insignia and historical artefacts of Brno universities on display

Brno Daily |
13 November 2019

The special week-long exhibition at the Moravian Museum in Dietrichstein Palace on Zelny Trh will display historical insignia from six Brno universities, and other historical decorative items connected to the City of Brno and the South Moravian Region. The exhibition, which is free of charge, will run from 16th to 24th November.

Places of the Velvet Revolution: Laterna Magika

Radio Prague |
13 November 2019

As the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution draws near, we take you to places that played a significant role in the events leading to the collapse of the Communist regime 30 years ago. In the second episode of our mini-series, we visit the former Laterna Magika theatre in central Prague, which served as the headquarters of the Civic Forum.

True or false: How well do you know Prague?

Honest Guide |
12 November 2019

You think you know Prague - but do you? Grab a pen and a paper and let's play a game of true or false with us!

2020-21 NHL season to open in Prague as Boston Bruins take on Nashville Predators

Expats.cz |
12 November 2019

Boston Bruins and Czech hockey stars David Pastrňák and David Krejčí will kick off their NHL season in the Czech Republic next autumn.

Magdaléna Platzová: I was fainting with fear on Národní

Radio Prague |
12 November 2019

Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution was sparked by a student demonstration on November 17, 1989 that was brutally quelled by riot police. Among those on the front line of those clashes was writer Magdaléna Platzová. At 17 years old she had already taken part in a number of demonstrations. But, she says, nothing prepared her for the violence that surrounded her on Prague's Národní St. on that now famous day.

Places of the Velvet Revolution: Národní

Radio Prague |
12 November 2019

As the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution draws near, we take you to places that played a significant role in the events leading to the collapse of the Communist regime 30 years ago. In the first episode of our mini-series, we visit Národní třída, the scene of a brutal police crackdown on an unarmed student demonstration on November 17. It was this event that marked the beginning of the revolution.

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