Prague Spring

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Prague Spring:

see PraguePrague
, Czech Praha, Ger. Prag, city (1993 pop. 1,216,500), capital and largest city of the Czech Republic and former capital of Czechoslovakia, on both banks of the Vltava (Ger. Moldau) River.
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 and CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia
, Czech Československo , former federal republic, 49,370 sq mi (127,869 sq km), in central Europe. On Jan. 1, 1993, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic (see Slovakia) became independent states and Czechoslovakia ceased to exist.
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Prague Spring. Simon Vosecek: Hypnos (world premiere).
These tensions came to a head in the wake of the crushing of the Prague Spring, which the Eurocommunists strongly condemned.
Bolton (Slavic languages and literatures, Harvard U.) unearths the nature of the dissident movement in Czechoslovakia (primarily the urban center of Czech dissent in Prague) following the Soviet repression of the Prague Spring in 1968.
In school, at age 17, he told friends of his support for the Prague Spring, while Castro was backing the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Matthew Ehrlich's Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest explores the Prague Spring of factual US radio broadcasting that bloomed in the years immediately after World War II.
For his part, Sameer Dilou, Tunisian Minister of Human Rights, Justice and Government Spokesman, said, "Arab spring was the spring of freedom, which we have attained, but the persistent question is, what is next?" Popular revolts that broke out in several Arab countries more than a year ago were widely dubbed "the Arab Spring," a term picked up as synonymous to the Prague Spring, when the defunct Czechoslovakia witnessed popular revolt against Soviet domination.
As a writer and dissident he was on the front line of his nation's struggles, from the Prague Spring of 1968, to the Velvet Revolution of 1989, which saw the nonviolent demise of Stalinist rule.
This description, which was borrowed by Western analysts from the 1968 'Prague Spring', is not suitable because it had been crushed by the tanks of 'Brezhnev's Doctrine'," Milhem said in his column on Thursday.
However it became a symbol of the Soviet-led invasion in 1968 that crushed the era known as the Prague Spring.
His competition wins include the Silver Medal at the International Competition in Geneva, First Prize at the International Competition of the Prague Spring Music Festival, and the International German Broadcasting Union (ARD) competition in Munich.
The so-called Prague Spring turned into winter virtually overnight.
Slovakia argued that the date was badly chosen since, on 21 August 1968, Hungarian troops had participated, under Soviet leadership, in crushing the 'Prague spring'.