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Havel’s Bust Gets Place Among Greats in US Congress

Havel’s Bust Gets Place Among Greats in US Congress

  Click “Read More” to view video WASHINGTON— U.S. congressional leaders have honored the late Czech president, author and freedom fighter Vaclav Havel at a time when his country is marking the 25th anniversary of its anti-communist protests that eventually led to democracy. A bust of Havel was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. Havel’s widow, Dagmar, and Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka attended the...

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THE PLAY’S THE THING: VÁCLAV HAVEL, ART AND POLITICS

THE PLAY’S THE THING: VÁCLAV HAVEL, ART AND POLITICS

Václav Havel was widely regarded as the preeminent Czech dramatist, who went on to become the first president of the Czech Republic. His plays, written during the Soviet occupation, shined a harsh light on life under the Soviet system. These feature-length and short films focus on Havel’’s long-standing relationships with Prague’s Theatre on the Balustrade and with visionary directors of the Czech New Wave. The Trylon is proud to partner...

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Literary Ventures: 2014-2015 Schedule

Literary Ventures: 2014-2015 Schedule

                The 2014-2015 Literary Ventures schedule and book list is now available. Click on the image below to enlarge it, or click here to view a PDF version of the schedule....

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Václav Havel honored by US House of Representatives

Václav Havel honored by US House of Representatives

The US House of Representatives passed resolution H.R. 506,honoring the life and legacy of former Czech President Václav Havel. According to the resolution, a bust of President Havel will be displayed in the House wing of the US Capitol. The resolution was authored by Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee. The Embassy would like to thank the American Friends of the Czech Republic, McGuireWoods LLP and the Václav Havel...

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Top March News in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Top March News in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

March news includes the Czech and Slovak governments condemning Russia’s actions in the Ukraine, decline in Czech population  numbers, and protests in Bratislava.

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Welcome to our new look!

Welcome to the new Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota website! We have a fresh new look, but we’re still the same great organization.     We’ve got some cool new features. One of them is our “featured events” slider, that you see at the top of the main page. There, you will typically see four upcoming Czech and Slovak events, either put on by the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center or co-sponsored...

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New Book: Shifting Landscapes in Central Europe

New Book: Shifting Landscapes in Central Europe

The Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota is proud to announce a the publication of a collection of articles by Dr. Josef Mestenhauser! Titled “Shifting Landscapes in Central Europe: The Czech and Slovak Republics and their Relations with the United States of America”, it’s available in print or digitally. Find it in our...

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