A spectacular show among the clouds. Aerial performers from 22 countries participated in the International Radom Air Show over the weekend. More than 160,000 people came to see what is one of the largest air shows in Europe.
Russian non-parliamentary opposition politician Leonid Gozman reproached President Vladimir Putin for not apologizing to Czechs and Slovaks for the suppression of the Prague Spring on the occasion of the Soviet invasion´s 50th anniversary.
On August 21st the Slovak public marked the anniversary of the 1968 invasion of then Czechoslovakia by five countries of the Warsaw pact. The crowds saw the parliamentary chairman and the prime minister, but a few of them ask “Where is the president?”
The Warsaw pact invasion of 1968 is usually being seen as an attack of soviet Bolsheviks on the freedom of Czechoslovakia. This is however a somewhat simplified view, the country lost its independence in 1938 and never regained it, writes Dag Daniš.
Slovak President Andrej Kiska has made a request for a special appearance on public radio and television on August 21st to give a speech on the 50th anniversary of the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops into Czechoslovakia.
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