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Valentine's Day in Prague

By Alyssa Pry |
PRAGUE DAILY MONITOR |
13 Feb 2009

Valentine's Day is becoming increasingly popular in the Czech Republic. (ČTK)

February weather often cast a depressing pall over Prague, but the 14th brings a flurry of red hearts, cheery roses and chocolate. The new tradition grows stronger each year.

Girls Against Boys

Prague.tv |
10 February 2009

Girls Against Boys return to Prague on Thursday, February 12th, for a show at Palác Akropolis.

Svoboda: diplomatically sweeping away the mess

Czech Business Weekly |
10 February 2009

Cyril Svoboda (Courtesy)

Although not a newcomer to Czech politics, new minister for regional development Cyril Svoboda will need all his political, diplomatic and managerial skills to face the challenge of withdrawing all EU funds allocated to ČR for 2007–13.

Martin C. Putna, director of the Václav Havel Library

Radio Prague |
10 February 2009

Martin C. Putna (Courtesy)

The literary historian, specializing in Czech Catholic literature, has recently become the head of the Václav Havel library and produced a popular TV show which combines religion – and cooking.

Vietnamese nail salons something of phenomenon in ČR

Radio Prague |
9 February 2009

While in the 1990s immigrants from Vietnam ran many of the Czech Republic’s outdoor markets, in recent years they have won an increasingly large share of the corner store sector, with Vietnamese shops now an extremely common part of the Czech urban landscape.

Olomouc astronomical clock

CAPTAIN ODDSOCKS |
5 February 2009

Olomouc clock (CAPTAIN ODDSOCKS)

There are two astronomical clocks in the Czech Republic: The famous one in Prague and the one on the town hall in the old Moravian city of Olomouc.

Monument to Czech and Slovak parachutists planned in Scotland

Radio Prague |
4 February 2009

Nearly six hundred Czechs and Slovaks volunteered in Britain during the Second World War to be parachuted back into their homeland to infiltrate and support the anti-Nazi resistance.

Genealogist Tom Zahn on reuniting emigrants with their Czech relatives

Radio Prague |
4 February 2009

Tom Zahn runs a firm called P.A.T.H. finders which tracks down clients’ long-lost Czech and Slovak relatives, and in many cases, reintroduces both parties.

Battle Royal over chief for a Czech state of mind

New York Times |
3 February 2009

Wallachian Kingdom Map (Courtesy)

A political coup has shaken Wallachia, a sleepy kingdom where locals drink 110-proof plum brandy for breakfast and use a wheat-backed currency pegged to the dollar.

Genealogist Tom Zahn on reuniting emigrants with their Czech relatives

Radio Prague |
3 February 2009

Tom Zahn, an American who has been living in Prague for most of the last fifteen years, runs a firm called P.A.T.H. finders which tracks down clients’ long-lost Czech and Slovak relatives, and in many cases, reintroduces both parties.

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