The Popper family wants the villa housing Russian Embassy in Prague to be returned. (ČTK)Legal dispute between the Popper family and Russian Federation, brought to attention by the online daily Aktuálně.cz, is spreading. The Poppers have already filed a second lawsuit asking for their property to be returned. Their villa and attached land were given to the Russian Federation (former Soviet Union) by President Edvard Beneš for diplomatic purposes. Banker Jiří Popper and family had to leave their residence in haste to escape the Nazis and an almost certain death in a concentration camp. Russia has been using the given house as an embassy since the end of the war. Jiří Popper’s daughter Lisbeth sued Russia for return of theContinue Reading

Strana svobodných občanů (the party of free citizens) has not even been formally established, but it can already boast the support of three MPs, one senator and a powerful fan at the Castle. Strana svobodných občanů (the party of free citizens) has not even been formally established, but it can already boast the support of three MPs, one senator and a powerful fan at the Castle. President Václav Klaus has at least given some good advice to the party of his protégé Petr Mach. “I don’t remember. It was some small advice,” said Mach who is an economist, executive director of Klaus’ think-tank Center for Economics and Politics and the president’s ideological companion. His Euroskeptical organisation has been supported byContinue Reading