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“The Unbearable Lightness of Being” author Milan Kundera has been given back his Czech citizenship. 90-year-old Kundera fled Czechoslovakia'>Communist Czechoslovakia 40 years ago and has lived in France ever since

The novelist Milan Kundera, best known for The Unbearable Lightness of Being, has had his Czech citizenship restored — 40 years after it was revoked and his books were banned in Czechoslovakia.

“The Unbearable Lightness of Being” author Milan Kundera has been given back his Czech citizenship. 90-year-old Kundera fled Czechoslovakia'>Communist Czechoslovakia 40 years ago and has lived in France ever since

“The Unbearable Lightness of Being” author Milan Kundera has been given back his Czech citizenship. 90-year-old Kundera fled Czechoslovakia'>Communist Czechoslovakia 40 years ago and has lived in France ever since

30 years ago today, in 1989, just eight days after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a student protest against communist rule was violently put down in Prague. And this was the beginning of the end for Communist Czechoslovakia. The Velvet Revolution, in photos:

The 1989 revolutions were particularly crazy if you were a journalist: "I remember working in Vienna, and we were still coping with Czechoslovakia, and then someone announced, [they] came in and said "Bulgaria's gone."

A variety of events were held in the Czech capital, Prague, to commemorate the Velvet Revolution on November 17. On that day in 1989, a crackdown on a student march by former Czechoslovakia's police triggered events that ended communist rule over the country.

The peaceful Velvet Revolution toppled the Communist regime in former Czechoslovakia 30 years ago, paving the way for democratic and economic reforms in the former Soviet satellite. Here is an account of how it unfolded CZ

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Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis expressed remorse over his communist past on Sunday at a ceremony in Prague celebrating 30 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in then-Czechoslovakia

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I can tell you all this for sure- whatever ridiculous propaganda we were fed in then Czechoslovakia, which was mandated by Soviet Union- pales next to the lies being told and repeated by trump and his ilk. I am not kidding… trump truly trumps the communists. And that’s not easy

50 years ago, the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia to put an end to the Prague Spring. The Soviets succeeded in the short term, but in the long run they failed because the democratic spirit cannot truly be defeated. May this anniversary always remind us of that timeless lesson

My family and I arrived in America 70 years ago next week, after fleeing the Nazis and then the Communists who had taken over Czechoslovakia. Please do not take for granted the privilege of living in the world’s oldest and greatest democracy. Go and vote!

After fleeing the communists in Czechoslovakia, my family & I arrived in America on November 11, 1948. We were welcomed & provided the chance to build new lives in freedom. For this opportunity and all that has since come with it, I will always be grateful. #RefugeesWelcome 

70 years ago today a communist coup destroyed democracy in my native Czechoslovakia. The coup forced my family into exile, and months later we were welcomed as refugees in the USA. Ever since I’ve been a grateful American, and I’ve learned to never take democracy for granted.

4⃣0⃣0⃣ goals in a European top flight. Only three people have ever done that before and a LONG time ago... Josef Bican (Czechoslovakia 1931–55): 500 Jimmy McGrory (Scotland 1922–38): 410 Stjepan Bobek (Yugoslavia 1945–58): 403

Fifty years ago the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia crushed #PragueSpring . But the desire for freedom and democracy survived and is the essence of what unites Europe today.

Quote of the day so far from David Davis, former Europe minister: "Czechoslovakia doesn’t currently have a government"

Budapest 1956, Czechoslovakia 1968, Poland 1981: How quickly Europe nations forget when many of THEM were refugees.

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