Czechoslovakia

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Tom Karen obituary
Designer of colourful, memorable products of the 1960s and 70s such as Marble Run and the Raleigh Chopper

Jonathan Glancey

09, Jan, 2023 @5:18 PM

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Zdenka Fantlová obituary
Czech actor who described how she survived several Nazi camps during the Holocaust in her book The Tin Ring

Simon Broughton

26, Dec, 2022 @5:44 PM

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Index on Censorship, inspired by Soviet dissidents, marks 50 years of fighting for free speech
The brave protests of Soviet dissidents in 1968 spawned an organisation that is still giving voice to Putin’s critics today

Martin Bright

27, Mar, 2022 @6:30 AM

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From eastern Europe we watch Ukraine in fear. Its fate could decide the continent’s future
Past trauma means we worry about Russia reclaiming its cold war sphere of influence, say the historian Karolina Wigura and political analyst Jarosław Kuisz

Karolina Wigura and Jarosław Kuisz

01, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Moroccan opposition leader Mehdi ben Barka was a spy, cold war files suggest
The activist who was murdered in Paris in 1965 was a hero of the global struggle against imperialism, but files from the Czechoslovak secret service cast doubt on his independence

Jason Burke

26, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Letter: Roger Michell obituary
Francesca Shrapnel writes: Roger Michell had been able to go through the text in detail with Václav Havel, who was under surveillance in Prague

Francesca Shrapnel

13, Oct, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Gerda Mayer obituary
Other lives: Poet who drew on her experiences as a child refugee from the Holocaust

David Plaice

29, Sep, 2021 @11:44 AM

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Servants review – stylish iron curtain noir
Trainee priests rebel against the communist infiltration of their seminary in this thriller set in 1980s Czechoslovakia

Simran Hans

15, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Servants review – evil permeates a Catholic seminary
Shame, self-reproach and secret communications fill this deeply disturbing story of two students in 80s Czechoslovakia

Peter Bradshaw

10, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Charlatan review – a fascinating, frustrating tale of bottled-up emotion
Agnieszka Holland once again proves she is the real deal with this austere biopic of a faith healer in 30s Czechoslovakia

Peter Bradshaw

04, May, 2021 @10:06 AM

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'It's hard, we're neighbours': the coalmine polluting friendships on Poland's borders
Czechs and Germans who live in the shadow of the vast Turów mine claim it is an environmental menace. Some in Poland want to weaponise its defence

Pawel Wiejski

29, Mar, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Stalin statue site reveals chilling remains of Prague labour camp
Archaeologists have discovered foundations of the previously unknown structure in the city’s Letná park

Robert Tait

28, Mar, 2021 @8:45 AM

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