Alena Schillerová, August 1968 1968 invasion anniversary Warsaw Pact czech republic News

Freedom of speech was one of the first victims of communist takeover of Czechia in August 1968

Citizens across the Czech Republic commemorated the 53rd anniversary of the events of August 1968, which saw Warsaw Pact troops cross the border of Czechoslovakia and remain in the republic for another 20 years starting on the night of Aug. 21. The traditional pieta also took place in front of the Czech Radio building, which […]
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1968 invasion Communism Czech Republic Jan Bartošek Jiri Ovaccek Markéta Adamová Ukraine Vojtěch Filip Commentary

Chairman of the Communists distorts history

Leader of the Communist Party Vojtěch Filip insisted that Russia had played little part in the invasion in August 1968. According to him, the main role was played by the Ukrainian army. His words have outraged the Ukrainian Embassy and a large number of Czech politicians.

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