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."
1983, Czechoslovakia. Cycling champion Robert Hutyra takes his wife and children and flees his country... in a homemade balloon.
@DonaldJTrumpJr : "Our mother escaped czechoslovakia'>Communist Czechoslovakia. Our grandfather and our grandparents took us there at a young age so we could see what it was actually like, so we could understand the blessings and the good fortunes that we had being Americans."
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!