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Le iniziate di Praga

In the mid-1970s, Eastern Europe is immersed in the gloomy climate of normalization after the turmoil of 1968. Czechoslovakia, secular and cultured, seems to be shrouded in immobility with no way out. In reality, the society is filled with the tremors of dissidence against...

All eyes on the new White House, even from Prague

It is likely that the changing of the guard in Washington will change some international arrangements, especially in an anti-China role. At the centre of the stage are the expansion project of Dukovany and the Three Seas Initiative The handover of power in the White...

Journey into the depths of the robot’s soul

From 26 September to 31 August 2021 The Memorial to Karel Čapek in the municipality of Stará Huť, in Central Bohemia, dedicates an exhibition to the centenary of the play R.U.R., a work of Čapek himself, in which the word robot appeared for the first time....

La fine dei vecchi tempi

Edited and translated by the Bohemian Giuseppe Dierna, one of the books considered among the most original and fun of the twentieth century comes out for the first time in Italian. “The end of the old days” is a novel set in the newly...

In 2000 the Marathon runner Emil Zátopek died

20 years ago Considered by many to be the most extraordinary long-distance runner of all time, for which he was nicknamed the “human locomotive”, Emil Zátopek was born in Kopřivnice, in the Nový Jičín district, on September 19, 1922. The first Olympic medals were...

The Kladruber, horses for kings and emperors

A Bohemian breed with six centuries of history, having also Italian blood in its vein In Kladruby nad Labem, 25 km from Pardubice, are the oldest stables in the world, a place surrounded by meadows, pastures, lanes and the remains of the ancient riparian...

Czech Republic and Trieste continue to look for each other

More than twelve years after its return on the Czech market, the port of Trieste is aiming to strengthen its position as a container port in Czech Republic and, specifically, in Bohemia. What are the outlooks and issues of this logistical challenge? Almost a...

Milan Kundera, une vie d’écrivain

In this publication, the journalist Jean-Dominique Brierre, through the study of writings, interviews, testimonials and unpublished documents, reveals little known aspects of the life and personality of the Czech writer Milan Kundera. Born in 1929, Kundera started out his career as a musician, but...

Kundera vs Havel fifty years later

A passionate controversy on the ‘68 Praguian events between two masters of Czech history “It was a life that truly resembled to a work of art”. This is the posthumous eulogy dedicated by Milan Kundera to the only Czech who reached the same heights...

Jan Dismas Zelenka. La vita e l’opera di un musicista boemo tra Praga, Dresda e Vienna

Trained in Prague and Vienna, active until his death as an instrumentalist and composer at the court of Dresden, the Bohemian musician Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) is the most significant case of an ever-inspired composer, admired, among others, by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp...