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November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

Olena Kagui | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Olena Kagui

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime."

Czechs Celebrate Independence Day by Protesting (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

October 28th is the Czechoslovak Independence Day. In 1918 it was the day that Czechoslovakia was created and it continues to be celebrated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia today.

The Politics Behind the Chinese Exhibition in Prague (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Olena Kagui

I attended the exhibition and found the art breathtaking and the history fascinating. However, recent developments in Chinese-Czech relations are even more interesting than ancient artifacts.

Communist Party as Vampire: Back to the Future in the Czech Republic?

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

The Czech Republic is one of the most successful members of the former Soviet Empire. Yet Czechs with whom I recently spoke fear liberty is in retreat. Indeed, the former Communist Party might reenter government after elections last weekend.

He Gave Prague Castle the Bird

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

Life is Elsewhere is the title of a novel by the Czech, novelist, dissident and pornosopher Milan Kundera, The title was taken from an expression graf...

Czech Artist Gives Giant Middle Finger To President

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts

PRAGUE -- PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech artist known for his anti-communist stance has floated a huge statue of a hand making an obscene gesture on Prague's...

Revisiting the Velvet Divorce

John Feffer | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
John Feffer

The Czech Republic and Slovakia currently enjoy a relationship that should be the envy of any two neighboring countries. The prime ministers maintain good contact. The two countries engage in joint infrastructure projects and provide joint military units for NATO operations.

Ex-PM Becomes Czech Republic's First Directly Elected President

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 01.26.2013 | World

PRAGUE -- A former left-leaning prime minister staged a big return to power Saturday by winning the Czech Republic's first directly elected presidenti...