Friday, 23 October 2020

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Hometown of Olympic gold medallist Emil Zátopek to immortalize him in bronze

Radio Prague |
22 September 2020

The northern Moravian town of Kopřivnice this weekend officially launched a public collection to fund a statue of favourite son Emil Zátopek – arguably the greatest distance runner in history – in time for the 100th anniversary of his birth next September.

Obligatory integration courses for foreigners to start next year

Radio Prague |
21 September 2020

Under a new government plan, some foreigners who wish to stay long-term in the Czech Republic will have to undergo a compulsory integration course from next year. It should introduce participants to various aspects of Czech culture and is partly intended to prevent social isolation and security risks, including terrorism.

New exhibition depicts life of pre-war Czech-Jewish family

Radio Prague |
21 September 2020

The Winternitz Villa in Prague is housing an exhibition titled "No night so dark". It documents the history of a successful Czech-Jewish family, the Wels', which was almost completely wiped out during World War Two.

Podyjí – the best preserved river valley in the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
21 September 2020

The Podyjí National Park, the only such park in Moravia and the smallest in the country, is somewhat different than the country's mountainous areas. Apart from beautiful views of the meanders of the river Dyje, its main draws are unique animals and plants.

Klatovy: Walking among mummies

Radio Prague |
21 September 2020

Members of the Jesuit order came to Klatovy during the Thirty Years' War in the 17th Century. And they left more than just a few beautiful baroque buildings. One of their legacies is a crypt with dozens of mummified bodies of people who died in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Renowned violinist Daniel Hope to perform on Vltava

Radio Prague |
18 September 2020

A unique concert is scheduled to take place as part of Prague's annual Strings of Autumn festival this Saturday. It features the renowned British violinist Daniel Hope, who will perform Max Richter's famous composition Vivaldi Recomposed. The concert will take place on a floating stage on the Vltava River right in the centre of the city.

Arms manufacturer Česká zbrojovka plans to launch US production by end of 2020

Radio Prague |
18 September 2020

Czech arms manufacturer Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod (CZUB) plans to launch production in its new weapons factory in Arkansas, the United States, by the end of 2020, the business daily e15 reports.

AMO report highlights need for 'coherence' in Czech diplomacy, greater EU autonomy in age of Covid-19

Radio Prague |
18 September 2020

The Association for International Affairs (AMO) has just published its annual "Agenda for Czech Foreign Policy" report. As always, the Prague-based think tank has not only analysed global developments and the role of Czech diplomacy in them, but also laid out recommendations for the direction it should take, given new challenges.

Ministers Petříček, Zaorálek team up to promote Czech culture abroad

Radio Prague |
18 September 2020

Culture is often said to be the Czech Republic's first ambassador, which plays a key if at times intangible role in bolstering the country's reputation. With that in mind, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček and Minister of Culture Lubomír Zaorálek have just signed a memorandum on how to best develop a vibrant "cultural diplomacy".

Great astronomer Luboš Perek dies

Radio Prague |
18 September 2020

The great Czech astronomer Luboš Perek has died at the age of 101. He headed the Institute of Astronomy at the country's Academy of Sciences for several years and was also secretary general of the International Astronomical Union.

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