Fotogalerie: Václavské náměstí, 23. listopadu 1989. Největší shromáždění ,kde bylo na 300...
Václavské náměstí, 23. listopadu 1989. Největší shromáždění ,kde bylo na 300 tisíc demonstrantů. ("Velvet revolution", November 1989)
Czechs, Slovaks remember 1989 Velvet Revolution
The Czech Republic and Slovakia marked the 15th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution this week, when mass demonstrations forced the Communist Party to relinquish power. However many Czechs believe former Communists still exert far too much influence in public life, and there was a contemporary message to be heard during the many commemorative events.
Velvet Revolution: The Prospects
Timothy Garton Ash in The New York Review of Books: In the autumn of 1989, the term “velvet revolution” was coined to describe a peaceful, theatrical, negotiated regime change in a smal…
Neal Ascherson on the fall of the eastern European regimes in 1989
At the start of 1989 communist regimes ruled eastern Europe. By the end of the year they had all been routed by public uprisings. Neal Ascherson reports
What is the Velvet Revolution? The Peaceful Movement That Overthrew Communist Czechoslovakia Lives On 25 Years Later
Unhappy with a pro-Russian, hard-drinking president, Czechs took to the streets to protest on the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.