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From Pelikán to Havel: Craxi behind the iron curtain and the Czechoslovak dissidents

In early 1989, the socialist leader launched an international petition in favour of the release of the man who, a few months later, would become the hero of the Velvet Revolution After the repression of Prague Spring, many were purged from the structures of the...

Our book to remember the former Czech President Václav Havel ten years after his departure

“Václav Havel. A multi-voice portrait of the hero of the Velvet Revolution” by Amedeo Gasparini: 18 interviews by a Swiss-Italian student December 18th, 2021 will mark the tenth anniversary of the death of President Václav Havel, the hero of the Velvet Revolution; a significant...

Bardon: the magician of Opava who said no to Hitler

Clairvoyant, healer and expert in alternative medicine, František Bardon is known as one of the most important and mysterious esotericists of the 20th century He is said to have been able to find hidden objects, read people’s minds and diagnose their health just by...

Toyen, a surrealist revolution from Prague to Paris

The famous Czech painter who settled in the French capital in 1948 and made the ville lumière her second home A white kitchen chair, four teaspoons, and a few other bits and pieces. Poor objects scattered among abandoned drawings and paintings. It was the sad...

No night is so dark

The memory box that reminds us of the history of architect Rudolf Wels The story of one of the most prominent talents of Czech architecture between the two wars is brought nowadays in the spotlight by a box remained intact for forty years in...

Praga. Capitale segreta d’Europa

Franco Cardini wanted to dedicate his last work to Prague and the magic that this city has always had on writers from around the world. “The magical capital of old Europe is an extraordinary journey through time and space: it’s the city of the...

Babiš yes or no. The Prime Minister plays it all in October.

The management of the Coronavirus and the conflict of interests are weighing on the leader of Ano, but the divisions of the opponents and the presidential support of Zeman are in his favor The false steps that characterized the management of the health crisis...

News Politics – December 2020

The date of the 2021 political elections has been set The elections for the renewal of the Chamber of Deputies, scheduled in the Czech Republic in 2021, will take place on 8 and 9 October, as usual on a Friday and Saturday. This was...

News economy – December 2020

36 billion euros from the EU are coming to the Czech Republic The Czech Republic from the next multi-year budget of the European Union will have the chance to receive up to 36 billion euros (about 960 billion crowns). This was reported by the...

Gene Deitch, the King of two worlds

Gene Deitch, among the most important animators of all time, has died at the age of 95 in Prague, where he lived since 1959 They labeled him a madman; he preferred to describe himself as “the only free American to work in Prague for...