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'I didn't believe it would last'

Transitions Online |
20 November 2009

Anti-communist feeling was very strong in 1989 because we had such stupid leaders, novelist Ivan Klíma says in his recollections of November events.

Breaking down the psychological walls

Radio Prague |
20 November 2009

Looking back at two of the big events of the last decade - the Czech Republic's accession to NATO and, five years later, to the European Union.

Russia still a threat, says Czech revolutionary

The Age |
19 November 2009

The dissident playwright who led Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution has used its 20-year anniversary to warn his country that Russia is still a threat despite the demise of the Soviet Union.

FA chief recalls sport's role in 1989 regime change

Radio Prague |
19 November 2009

The world of sport was quick to rally to the calls for change after the brutal suppression of the students' march on 17 November.

Co-founder of MOST initiative recalls initial meeting between Communist PM and dissident leaders

Radio Prague |
19 November 2009

Several months ahead of the Velvet Revolution Michal Horáček, a well-known lyricist, and rock performer Michael Kocáb founded the initiative Most (Bridge), aimed at creating a platform to allow the then-Communist regime to communicate with the dissidents it so often jailed.

Velvet at the Film School

Radio Prague |
18 November 2009

Discussing the legacy of the Velvet Revolution at Prague's celebrated film and TV academy.

Whisky-A-Go-Go

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
18 November 2009

No finer place to enjoy a glass of bourbon than from atop The Crag in Divoká Šárka.

Revolutions of '89: Václav Havel

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty |
18 November 2009

RFE/RL correspondents Kathleen Moore and Jeremy Bransten interviewed Havel in the lead-up to celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of events that launched then-Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution.

Czechs mark 20th anniversary of Velvet Revolution

The Independent |
18 November 2009

At the personal invitation of Vaclav Havel, the BBC's Nick Fraser returns to Prague where he reflects on the events that led to the end of over forty years of Communism.

A peek at Písek

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks |
16 November 2009

Písek is a pleasant riverside town not far from where the waters of the Otava River join the mighty Vltava below Zvíkov castle.

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