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Key moments in 200-year existence of Prague Conservatory

Radio Prague |
20 November 2009

The school has currently begun celebrating the upcoming anniversary of its founding with a series of exhibitions, publications and events to take place over the next two years.

The rushed revolution

Transitions Online |
20 November 2009

Jaroslav Kučera's camera captured the sudden, seismic shifts of November 1989.

'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.

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