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    Are you including the hundreds of thousands of ugly grey tower blocks they had erected in the countries they rolled into in your assessment?

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    Originally Posted by hallelujah
    ...at least the Russians couldn't take that away.
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Nope . . . they did try, though, militarily to enslave the populations from the Baltic to the Med.
    After all, you are the best to tell us who was the one who
    did try, though, militarily to enslave the populations from the Baltic to the Med
    (unbelievable that somebody in his hatred can lose his brain and embarrassed himself...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world today,
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    My office of my last 7 years in Prague, nowadays it's 4 Season Hotel
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    From the office this sighting:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post


    My office of my last 7 years in Prague, nowadays it's 4 Season Hotel
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    Aahhhhh Bohemian baroque
    Many of the Baroque architects who worked, lived and often also died in the Czech lands came from different countries or were of foreign origin, mainly Italian, some came also from Bavaria, Austria or France.

    Czech Baroque architecture - Wikipedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    With the Tianmen Square Massacre anniversary just a short while ago and pictures of the 'Tank Man' featuring prominently in the media I was reminded of a similar photo of another 'Tank Man' standing up to brutal tyranny.
    In this case it was the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
    Good thread! Sorry I can't green ya. The Teakdoor Politbuero have somehow disabled my rights.

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    ^ No worries, Herman . . . sent you a green instead.


    People tend to focus on the 'popular' issues like China, forgetting the pains and struggles in Europe and other places . . . it takes a pile of human faeces like Klongdick to remind us that remnants and beneficiaries of atrocities still live among us . . . as Hal puts it so well:
    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    You sold your country out and took the Russian rouble while your fellow citizens were suffering. No wonder you're now hidden away in your Thai bolthole; you never had the courage to stand up to the enemy and instead joined them like the slithering Judas that you are.

    I hope you struggle to sleep at night, you traitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Dubček and other Czech leaders did not believe that the Soviet Union would invade and failed to prepare; they were quickly arrested and sent to Moscow to be interrogated.
    For the ones who wants to know something more than some brainwashed blabbers:

    When the leaders of Czechoslovak govt returned from Moscow they were embraced and accoladed by population. Two young stars, singer and actress had prepared a "hijack" of Dubček - who despite his heavy communist past - had become that time very popular, showing a "human face of communism". (a small embarrassment occurred, the prepared necklet was lost in the car):


    The young actress Iva Janžurová is nowadays one of most honoured actress. Me living in the same apartment house with her and her husband, also actor and theater director (now deceased), seeing them often in Prague during my visits.

    Herewith a photo with her at backstage of National Theater in Prague during intermission, with my late wife, also with us a wife of my colleague taking the snapshot:

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    Here an article where she explained how she was later deprived of her activity for some time
    Unforgettable guilt: Dubček deprived Janžurka of serious roles!
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    Photogallery with her husband and two daughters, also actresses:
    Nezabudnuteľna krivda: Dubček pripravil Janžurku o važne roly! - Fotografia č.1 | Novy Čas

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    Nice photoes actually klondy- cheers. Prague is one of those places I wish I had visited in the 1980's. But been there twice in the 90's.

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    So, what about it? Or do you want some erudite quotes from Wiki?

    Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia - Wikipedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Never read such a number and such a stupidity...

    Nowadays, in a spin world, where official declaration of WH tells us that WW2 was won by USA and UK (only), nobody will be surprised that - among all TD members - just an ancestor of German usurpers of Europe - and our Master of Paper Hate - will enlighten us who did not come to help when the Czechs were thrown in the Jaw of Hitler by English and French leaders when they signed to him generously and willingly the Munich Agreement in 1938, certified by Mussolini.

    How surprising that after the famous signing the help did not come from them. After all, the Czechoslovakia had a Friendship Treaty with France and England. Nor from the country the Czechs and Slovak - as many in Europe - always dreamt of (they never thought about that, they still had had a good business relation with Hitler).

    But waiting on Uncle Joe? Actually, it will come as a surprise to many that the Bolsheviks did have offered the help.

    Here is the record of the Czech Radio when the Minister of Propaganda (Official name) announced why the govt refused the help from USSR:

    Mnichov a druha republika – My jsme to nevzdali

    (to scroll down to the 5th record from below:


    (Perhaps our expert on Czechs - and on everything - can translate that...)

    BTW, who was the propaganda minister Hugo Vavrečka? Incidentally (?) he was a grandfather of the First Postcommunist President of Czechoslovakia, later also of Czech Republic, Václav Havel.

    Attachment 70621
    Like Uncle Joe helped Poland? No wonder they didn't want the help. Sorry about the OhOh/Klodyke like whatabout. I thought the boot should be on the other foot for a change. Or, what's good for the Goose if you prefer.

    Seventy years too late Russia finally admits slaughter of 20,000 Polish officers at Katyn was on Stalin?s orders | Daily Mail Online

    For those who dont like the Daily mail.

    Katyn Massacre | Polish history [1940] | Britannica

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    Damn you and your facts, HC . . . let's wait for the inevitable whataboutism.


    Still - Soviet military invasion of Czechoslovakia, murdering countless people and supported and furthered by our very own Klongdick against his own people

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Aahhhhh Bohemian baroque
    Many of the Baroque architects who worked, lived and often also died in the Czech lands came from different countries or were of foreign origin, mainly Italian, some came also from Bavaria,
    So, why they did not help to decorate Berlin much better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Almost all people who used to work for the east bloc politbuero (communist/socialist bastards) live a disappointed life now.
    How wonderful your knowledge... Perhaps 1st-hand from StaSi?

    The reality is that many of the former high position people - and many of their kins - had made a good use of the wildwest years after the 1989 "Velvet Revolution" (what actually was no revolution).

    Securing for themselves the best of the Family Silver (all the well running industry the republic had been always very good with) on the Cayman Islands...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia - Wikipedia

    Poor guy. After he showed his resistance to Brezhnev and his liking for (please no names here), what happened to him?
    ("Thrown under the bus", is it the right term some here like so much?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Like Uncle Joe helped Poland? No wonder they didn't want the help. Sorry about the OhOh/Klodyke like whatabout. I thought the boot should be on the other foot for a change. Or, what's good for the Goose if you prefer.

    Seventy years too late Russia finally admits slaughter of 20,000 Polish officers at Katyn was on Stalin?s orders | Daily Mail Online

    For those who dont like the Daily mail.

    Katyn Massacre | Polish history [1940] | Britannica
    Is it somehow connected with the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia?
    Beside the fact that the Polish soldiers too invaded...

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    Originally Posted by sabang (6. 20. 1000. The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia)Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia - Wikipedia



    And beside the fact that Poland had bitten off a piece of Czechoslovakia immediately after Hitler invasion, foolishly hoping on a good future with him according to their old treaty...

    About the "Massacre", there is a lot to discuss...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    I speak through experience of my great grandfather's stories who fled his home country to the UK and lived until his dying day in fear of a return home cos "the Russians would get him."
    What did your great grandpa done to Russians that he was so afraid of them? And he wasn't afraid of Germans that they would get him? Or was he a German, that's why he knew what he did to them?

    Anyway, that's a good example of the brainwashing: "Russians coming, Russians coming..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Share about what, helge?
    I would be interested in his pictures and stories from his Prague days.

    Doesn't that fit your ...narrative ?
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    You want to talk about moderation yet the topic is the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia . .
    Oh sorry

    I wasn't aware that I asked him to share it here on your thread
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    a man so obsessed with being the contrarian that he has lost total sight of human values and decency.
    I'll match my values against yours anyday, but it's not easy to be me when I get a red from your good self for questioning Pele as being the best footballer ever.

    I can change my 'contrarian' ways, but your stupidity will stay on.




    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    I speak through experience of my great grandfather's stories who fled his home country to the UK and lived until his dying day in fear of a return home cos "the Russians would get him."
    Do share

    From where, why, when ?

    You brought him up

    Or do I have to shot up cause you have a refugy great grandfather, which makes you a capasity on all european history ?

    Isn't the truth that you have most of your un-nuanced dribble from News of the World and Readers Digest :


    Stick to football, which you know someting about and stop calling people you don't know ugly words

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    Oooh look Helge's having a tantrum.


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    I am ?

    Could be because of the lack of sleep at night.

    Busy polishing your shovel, harry old buddy ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Nice photoes actually klondy- cheers. Prague is one of those places I wish I had visited in the 1980's. But been there twice in the 90's.
    Yes, such office location I had had and the views with all the surrounding is hardly a good luck of some. I left shortly before 1980 with family (with wife and 2 boys), leaving everything behind, not sure whether we will not be returned from the border and having our apartment checked to see what was our intention (as we heard sometimes).

    And in case we really will be allowed to get through, which direction should we choose? Not having anything reserved from the fear our intention not to return to be discovered. And where to sleep tonight in this freeze day, not having much money to survive few days in hotels. Quite an irresponsible decision laying heavily on me. But that's quite a long story...

    In my days in Prague the streets were not full of strangers, with my colleagues we enjoyed daily a good time when gathering in chosen restaurant for a lunch. Where we go today, quite a few choices, mostly over the Karls Bridge 700 years old. Just few tourists around where I sometimes showed off (in front of my mates) my ingenious languages knowledge when advising them where to go (left or right).

    Nowadays, no one on the bridge speaks Czech...

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    Again the pictures:
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    To get back to the topic:

    Czech heroes:


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