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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 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...

Breathing the Ostrava air

Breathing the Ostrava air Walking through the centre of Ostrava, you may happen to arrive in a square named after Edvard Beneš. The square is divided in two: on one side there is a clear pavement; on the other, a garden with trees scattered...

The statue of Stalin and its sculptor

The story of Otakar Švec, creator of the colossal monument that terrified Prague during the severest years of the regime. A tragic sequence of events, strongly linked with the unfortunate period and with the fate of the statue The carved face of Stalin returned...

Czech billionaires, the new wave of conquest begins in Prague

Lucio Caracciolo, director of Limes magazine: “Czechia has never became truly anti-Russian, and this ambivalence enables it, in the same time, to play a central role in relation to Brussels”. Its billionaires understood this aspect and take fully advantage of it From Kellner to...

The Czech Republic’s heart of coal is beating still

This is still a coal-powered country. The raw material that was set as a symbol of the Industrial revolution remains fundamental in the Czech energy mix Just like the Spartans at Thermopylae, there were about three hundred environmentalists who animated the event Limity jsme...

The Czechoslovak Mille Miglia

From November 6 to March 10, 2019 The Czechoslovak Mille Miglia The National Museum of Technology has chosen to commemorate the centenary of the Republic with an exhibition dedicated to the “Czechoslovak Mille Miglia”. The race, organized by the Czechoslovak Auto club, has become...

Praise of the chip (and of football nutcases)

Antonín Panenka has reached the age of seventy. His penalty kick, however, will remain immortal On the evening of June 20, 1976, for the first time ever, a prestigious international event was to be decided on penalties. At the Marakana in Belgrade, capital of...

Some Like It Short

January 21st Some Like It Short The “Some Like It Short” amateur short film festival returns to the Bio Oko cinema in Prague, in the Letná district. Next January 21st will be the second edition, open once again for anyone who wants to shoot...

Czechoslovakia and Italy, a hundred years of history

January 22nd Czechoslovakia and Italy, a hundred years of history On 22 January at the Italian Institute of Culture in Prague, the journalist Sergio Tazzer presents, his book “Czechoslovakia and Italy, one hundred years of history”, published by Kellermann. Following discussion with the author...