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Locality:Czech Republic
Date:10/7/2019
In Václav Havel’s Footsteps
The Czech Republic is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Václav Havel, a playwright, an essayist and former President, was one of the most important personalities of that time. Thirty years ago, the Czechs decided that they no longer wanted to live in a country...

The Czech Republic is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Václav Havel, a playwright, an essayist and former President, was one of the most important personalities of that time.

In Václav Havel’s Footsteps Thirty years ago, the Czechs decided that they no longer wanted to live in a country with a communist regime. They wanted freedom and democracy. There were several major figures in the Velvet Revolution that took place in November 1989. However, Václav Havel, the Czechoslovak and Czech President, left the most distinctive impression on people throughout the world. He was a playwright, an author, a stage technician, and also a political prisoner in spring 1989. The events of November 1989 took him all the way to Prague Castle, the seat of Czech presidents, where he stayed until 2003.  
 
 

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