Czechia and Cuba: the unspoken thaw

Fidel Castro, Cuban Prime Minister, and Gustáv Husák, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (and later, President) in 1972. Source: G.cz CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA During the bloc era, numerous relations were established and consolidated between various countries. Czechoslovakia, for example, developed and strengthened diplomatic and friendly relations with several Eastern Bloc states, includingSigue leyendo «Czechia and Cuba: the unspoken thaw»

The Czech Republic, an acknowledged specialist in the defence and aeronautics industry

L-200 Morava, the first aircraft designed by Aircraft Industries (Let Kunovice) in 1957. Source: Let Kunovice’s marketing team CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA Industry has accompanied this Central European country’s development since its beginnings. Within this sector, arms and aircraft production has been of great importance since historical times. Communist Czechoslovakia was one of the world’s leadingSigue leyendo «The Czech Republic, an acknowledged specialist in the defence and aeronautics industry»

Czechoslovakia, a country which joined two nations II

Vladimír Mečiar (left) and Václav Klaus (right) during the last meeting on Czechoslovakia. Brno, 26/08/1992. Source: Czech News Agency (ČTK) Czechoslovakia, a consensual separation CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA The new country that was established in 1918 was encouraging for both the Czechs and the Slovaks. In general, the development of Czechoslovakia was beneficial to both nations;Sigue leyendo «Czechoslovakia, a country which joined two nations II»

Czechoslovakia, a country which joined two nations I

Sculpture of Tomáš Masaryk on Hradčany Square, in Prague. Photo: Celia Pérez Czechoslovakia, a planned and desired union CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA The First World War (1914-1918) ended four empires: the German, the Austro-Hungarian, the Russian and the Ottoman. This meant that the maps of Europe, and the Near and Middle East were forever changed dueSigue leyendo «Czechoslovakia, a country which joined two nations I»

Uherské Hradiště: 75 years since the liberation

Welcoming the Soviet soldiers. Source: Enciklopedie Města Uherské Hradiště CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA May 8th is celebrated in the Czech Republic, as in other European countries, as Victory in Europe Day. This day commemorates the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allies and thus the end of World War II in Europe. Before the warSigue leyendo «Uherské Hradiště: 75 years since the liberation»

Czechia, Syria’s diplomatic ally in the heart of Europe

Depositphotos CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA The Arab Spring came to Syria through protests and riots in March 2011. Those protests triggered a war in the cradle of civilisation which is still being fought. In response to this conflict, one of the measures taken by the USA and the EU was to close their embassies in Damascus.Sigue leyendo «Czechia, Syria’s diplomatic ally in the heart of Europe»