· March, 2006

Stories about Czech Republic from March, 2006

Czech Republic: Havel Denied Entry Into Belarus Embassy

  29 March 2006

br23 blog reports on how Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic, was denied entry by the Belarus Embassy in Prague when he wanted to deliver a letter of protest. The incident reminded him of 1979, when Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter were protesting his own imprisonment, but were...

Belarus: March 19 Photos

  20 March 2006

Belarusans living abroad rallied on Sunday, March 19, demanding fair and democratic election in their country. br23 posts links to his pictures from the protest in Prague. Andrei Khrapavitski posts pictures from the NYC protest taken by LJ user wolny – who in his turn (BEL) links to some more...

Czech Republic: What Yugoslavia Meant For Czechs

  13 March 2006

The death of Slobodan Milosevic inspires Gazing into the Abyss to write about the Czechs’ feelings toward (what used to be) Yugoslavia: “‘Yugoslavia’ is likeable word for Czech ears. Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, BiH, Slovenia, Macedonia… they are not. Most Czechs never took an effort to grasp what happened in...

Czech Republic: Museum of Romani Culture in Brno

  13 March 2006

Back in February, Jen and Derrick Teal of A Year in the Czech Republic visited the Museum of Romani Culture in Brno, located in the city's Roma neighborhood: “Suddenly, almost everyone we passed had the darker skin tone of many Roma Czechs and the fairer-skinned Czechs seemed to have disappeared,...

Czech Republic: Cuba Photos By Miss Czech Republic 1999

  2 March 2006

Robert Mayer of Publius Pundit writes about Helena Houdova, Miss Czech Republic 1999, who went to Cuba to see if her charity, the Sunflower Foundation, could help local children and people with HIV/AIDS, but was arrested for a “counterrevolutionary activity” of taking pictures of the Havana slums. The exhibition of...