Friday, 25 May 2018

Radio Prague

2018 Prague Spring promises "feast of stars" and celebration of Czechoslovakia centenary

Radio Prague |
11 May 2018

Final preparations are underway for the Prague Spring music festival, which begins on Saturday evening with the traditional rendition of Smetana's My Country at the Municipal House. As always, it will showcase a plethora of major names in classical music. But this year there will also be a special focus on the centenary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia.

Czech electricity giant highlights positives from disappointing first quarter results

Radio Prague |
11 May 2018

Czech electricity producer and distributor ČEZ has announced a 17 percent drop in first quarter profits to 7.3 billion crowns. Turnover dropped by 14 percent to 45.4 billion crowns.

This April Prague's second warmest in almost 250 years

Radio Prague |
10 May 2018

This year's April was the second warmest in Prague since 1775, when a weather station at the city centre Clementinum first began keeping records. The average temperature in the fourth month of the year was 15.6 degrees Celsius. This was over 6 degrees Celsius warmer than the long-term average for April.

Czechs showcase destruction and conservation of Syrian heritage during civil war

Radio Prague |
10 May 2018

The Czech National Museum on Wednesday opened an exhibition in Prague outlining what has been lost and what has been saved during the civil war in Syria.

Brno's first Serial Killer festival showcases TV fiction from across Europe

Radio Prague |
10 May 2018

Television professionals from across Europe as well as TV show enthusiasts and binge watchers from this country converged on the city of Brno last week for the first year of a new Central and Eastern Europe TV and online series festival titled Serial Killer.

Czech supermarket runs with cricket flour offer

Radio Prague |
10 May 2018

Penny Market is the first supermarket chain in the Czech Republic to sell bread made of cricket flour, news website Aktualne.cz reported on Wednesday.

Mobile museum tracks Czechoslovaks epic fights and flight from Russia

Radio Prague |
9 May 2018

A mobile museum on rails is criss-crossing the Czech Republic is a bid to recreate the exploits of Czech soldiers serving in allied armies during WWI. The main focus is on the so-called Czechoslovak legionnaires in Russia.

Historian Dean Vuletic on the Czechs, the Eurovision and Eastern Europe's Intervision

Radio Prague |
9 May 2018

Ahead of next weekend's final of the pan-European extravaganza Radio Prague meets with Vienna-based historian Dean Vuletic, author of Postwar Europe and the Eurovision Song Contest.

Wife of a WWII war hero: Zuzana Wienerová

Radio Prague |
9 May 2018

Zuzana Wienerová emigrated to the United States in the 1960's with her late husband, RAF pilot and World War II hero Jan Wiener.

More and more Czech seniors travelling abroad

Radio Prague |
9 May 2018

More and more Czech seniors are travelling abroad, according to numbers registered by domestic travel agencies. Last year, one, Invia, registered an increase of 11 percentage points when it came to clients 55 or older and in 2017 seniors represented one-fifth of the package vacation market.

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