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‘They would have to take me to the gallows!’ — former Czech PM refuses to return Russian award, decries ‘cheap Russophobia’

Former Czech President Václav Klaus has insisted he would “have to be brought to the gallows” before he opted to return his Pushkin Medal awarded to him 15 years ago by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Klaus made the remarks during an interview with the Lidové noviny newspaper amid the strong criticism aimed at Czech singer […]