August 20, 1968: Soviet led Warsaw Pact forces invade Czechoslovakia to put an end to the uprising known as Prague Spring.

August Soviet led Warsaw Pact forces invade Czechoslovakia to put an end to the uprising known as Prague Spring.

Citizens of Prague block a tank trying to end the “Prague Spring,” August 21, 1968. By Bohumil Dobrovolsky.

Citizens of Prague block a tank trying to end the “Prague Spring,” August By Bohumil Dobrovolsky.

Srpen 1968. Invazní armáda socialistických zemí obsadila i bránu na Pražský hrad. | na serveru Lidovky.cz | aktuální zprávy

Srpen 1968. Invazní armáda socialistických zemí obsadila i bránu na Pražský hrad. | na serveru Lidovky.cz | aktuální zprávy

Josef Koudelka

On this day in 1968 Warsaw Pact armies launched an invasion of Czechoslovakia in order to suppress democratic socialist programme of the Prague Spring

Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

'Lenin wake up, Brezhnev has gone mad.' This was one of the slogans chanted on the street of Prague 30 years ago as Russian and Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia.

Fotografie z Prahy z 21. srpna 1968 — Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů

Fotografie z Prahy z 21. srpna 1968 — Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů

Paul Goldsmith Photography | Prague 1968 | The Photographs

Historic Photographs and Book by Paul Goldsmith of the Soviet invasion of Prague 1968 with comments by George Schulz and Condoleeza Rice.

Václav Havel (5. října 1936 Praha – 18. prosince 2011 Vlčice-Hrádeček) byl český dramatik, esejista, kritik komunistického režimu a později politik. Byl devátým a posledním prezidentem Československa (1989–1992) a prvním prezidentem České republiky (1993–2003).

Václav Havel was the Czech Republic's first president after the Velvet Revolution. His acts and opinions had a big influnce on people and Czech history in general.

A World to Win | Resources | The Prague Spring - beginning of the end for StalinismWoman with a portrait of President Ludvik Svoboda and Alexander Dubcek, Prague 1968 © Archives of Alena Sourkova

40 years ago this week, the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia to put down the Prague Spring and arrest its leaders. Corinna Lotz examines the background to the events that foreshadowed the end of the Stalinist monolith in Eastern Europe

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Czech citizens attack a Soviet tank in Prague - August 1968

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