The Information Institute (Informační institut), a Czech think tank founded in 2010 by, among others, economist and former government advisor Pavel Kohout, former police president Stanislav Novotný, and deputy chairman of the parliamentary subcommittee for energy Aleš Rádl (Civic Democrats, ODS), has issued a statement calling upon either President Dmitry Medvedev or Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to attend Václav Havel’s funeral.