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MittelCinemaFest

From the 2nd to the 11th of December MittelCinemaFest in Prague and Brno On December 2, the 13th edition of the Central European Festival of Italian cinema will start in Lucerna cinema in Prague. For the first time this year, the festival will then...

Commemoration of Slavkov

On the 5th and 6th of December Commemoration of Slavkov In Slavkov, a town in southern Moravia better known as Austerlitz, annually takes place the main commemoration event in Central Europe of the battle in which Napoleon defeated the Austrians and Russians. 210 years...

A plaque for Santini

December 7th A plaque for Santini The architect Jan Blažej Santini Aichel, inventor of Gothic-Baroque style, will be commemorated in Prague by a plaque. Commissioned by the Putování za Santinim association, which promotes the figure of the ingenious creator of Italian origin, will be...

I am a “Pražák” with a Roman accent

We meet with Josef Kašpar, dean of foreign correspondents in Rome “It was the spring of 1970, a delightful Roman Spring. A dry letter arrived, written on greyish paper, a few concise lines. It stated that “… the Czechoslovakian people have already spent enough...

The slightly forgotten dreams of democracy

Twenty-five years ago the Velvet Revolution handed Czechoslovakians their first free elections since 1946. Today, voting seems of less and less interest The Czech voters in the last European elections totalled a one and a half million. The votes to elect the winner of...

Pervitin, the Bohemian crystal that evokes fear

A drug typical of this country since the era of Czechoslovakia, the amphetamine is now starting to invade Germany A sense of omnipotence, great energy, excitement, the ability to not sleep for three days straight. Then the most absolute emptiness, with the individual gradually...

The Prague of Hus

  From 25 September to 24 January, 2016 The Prague of Hus In 2015, the year of Hus, various initiatives have been set up to commemorate the Bohemian reformer and martyr Jan Hus, accused of being a heretic and burned at the stake on...

Into the bowels of the Cold War

Built many meters underground, the anti-atomic shelters testify to the Communist obsession and fear of a nuclear attack by the capitalist countries, during the darkest years of the Cold War In Prague alone, about 800 of them were actually built. Nowadays, it is possible...

Toyen

From September 5 to January 3, 2016 Toyen The Kampa museum, on the homonymous Prague island, has inaugurated a retrospective of Marie Čermínová, better known as Toyen. Rated as one of the ten most beautiful and less known galleries in Europe, according to the...

Missing Images

From 10 September to 10 April, 2016 Missing Images On display at the Robert Guttmann Gallery of the Jewish Museum in Prague is “The Missing Images”, the exhibition dedicated to the phenomenon of the Jews, who fled from Eastern Europe to America between 1880...