Stories about Czech Republic from August, 2008
The Czech Daily Word writes about the arrival of iPhone in the Czech Republic.
Photos and video of seven activists holding a rally at Red Square in Moscow on Aug. 24 – “For your and our freedom” – in commemoration of the protest against the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia (posted by LJ user moscow_river_25 in the legal_team LJ community).
“Memories of the Russian Invaders” – at The Czech Daily Word.
Window on Eurasia writes about “the lessons of three anniversaries”: “Today is the 10th anniversary of Russia’s default on its international financial obligations and the 17th anniversary of the launch of the failed coup against Mikhail Gorbachev that precipitated the end of the Soviet Union, and tomorrow is the 40th...
The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks recounts important events of Czech history that happened in years ending in 8, such as the birth of Czechoslovakia in 1918 or the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968, and wonders if something important is going to happen before the end of this year.
Petr Bokuvka of The Czech Daily World reports that a German motorbike fan was arrested in the Czech town of Brno for doing the Nazi salute in public. According to Czech laws, he might end up in jail for three years.
Strog's Prague pictures & opinions diverses [French] has been writing about several churches in Prague, including many pictures. Most recently, he has described in great detail the Gothic church of sv. Václava na Zderaze, the Baroque sv. Jana na Skalce (in French St Jean -de Népomucène- sur le rocher) and...
The Czech Daily World reports that as of September Czechs won’t use the CZK .50 (50 heller coins). He adds, “after 116 years of existence of heller coins Czechs will only have ‘crown’ coins”
Pivní Filosof-Beer Philosopher reviewed the three brewpubs currently operating in Pilsen, in the Czech Republic, that he visited on a weekend excursion from Prague (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3).
The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks describes (including photos) his weekend trip to the old baroque fort at Křelov near Olomouc in the Czech Republic, which this year is open to the public as a museum for the first time.