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Věra Čáslavská: an athlete’s pride, a dissident silence

Fifty years ago the gymnast Věra Čáslavská was conquering the Mexican Olympics and launched a message of resistance to the Soviet invaders Head bowed, reserved look, eyes in the ground. Only not to look at that red flag, the scythe and hammer displayed in...

THE ANGEL WITH THE HELMET

After twenty years into hall of fame, Cecah announces his retirement from football Last January the 15th, like a bolt of lightning against a light backdrop, Petr Čech announced that at the end of the season he would bid farewell to football. The decision...

DEMOCRACY UNDER FORECLOSURE

  One in ten adults in the Czech Republic is struggling with a forced execution. A condition that people often prefer not to talk about, but which has recently become the subject of public debate. In addition to individual debtors, the cohesion of society...

(Italiano) CONFERENZA STAMPA POST-HALF MARATHON

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(Italiano) CONFERENZA STAMPA PRE-HALF MARATHON

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(Italiano) PANENKA, L’INVENTORE CECO DEL CUCCHIAIO ALLA TOTTI.

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Dubček. Il socialismo della speranza. Immagini della Primavera cecoslovacca

Dubček. Il socialismo della speranza. Immagini della Primavera cecoslovacca The author, Francesco Leoncini, introduces us to a book that tells the story of Czechoslovakia through pictures. Using about sixty photographs of emotional impact accompanied by explanatory texts and writings of the time, the book...

The labyrinth of the world and the paradise of the heart

Jan Amos Komenský and the secret-hermetic Rosicrucian Order The English historian and essayist Frances Yates defined Jan Amos Komenský’s “The labyrinth of the world and the paradise of the heart” as “one of the great masterpieces of world literature”. Komenský was a theologian, pedagogue,...

TORCH NUMBER TWO

50 years ago the extreme sacrifice of Jan Zajíc, for long time forgotten by the celebrations for Jan Palach, whose example he wanted to follow «Citizens of the Czechoslovak Republic, since despite Jan Palach’s gesture, our lives continue to run on old tracks, I decided...

The Huawei saga shaking Prague

Relations with the Dragon are at risk after the alert on danger of espionage among the products of the Chinese giant Billions of both Chinese investments in Czech Republic and Czech ones in China are at stake. Strengthened in the last few years by...