Czech Republic

Country Czech Republic
Capital Prague
Continent Europe
Currency Czech koruna(CZK)
Languages Czech, Slovak, German, Polish, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Romani, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, Ukrainian & Vietnamese

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Following the First World War, the closely related Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, the new country's leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Sudeten Germans and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). After World War II, a truncated Czechoslovakia fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize Communist party rule and create "socialism with a human face." Anti-Soviet demonstrations the following year ushered in a period of harsh repression. With the collapse of Soviet authority in 1989, Czechoslovakia regained its freedom through a peaceful "Velvet Revolution." On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.

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Iraqi helicopter pilots training in Czech Republic - Prague Post

Prague Post

Iraqi helicopter pilots training in Czech Republic
Prague Post
Prague, July 30 (CTK) Thirty-one Iraqi helicopter pilots are being trained in the Czech Republic, the Defense Ministry's spokesman Petr Medek told the Czech News Agency today. Medek said the training of the helicopter pilots is organized by the LOM ...



Delhi courts will host India vs Czech Republic Davis Cup tie - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Delhi courts will host India vs Czech Republic Davis Cup tie
Hindustan Times
It's how the India team coach Zeeshan Ali puts it, "We would rather play a top team like the Czech Republic at home than play them at their home." The fact that India would be playing the top seeds and thrice champions at home had been announced ...



Thirty-one Iraqi helicopter pilots trained in Czech Republic - Prague Daily Monitor

Thirty-one Iraqi helicopter pilots trained in Czech Republic
Prague Daily Monitor
Prague, July 30 (CTK) - Thirty-one Iraqi helicopter pilots are being trained in the Czech Republic, the Defence Ministry's spokesman Petr Medek told CTK Thursday, correcting the ministry's original information that 31 pilots who will be flying Czech ...



Tennis News: Delhi Set to Host India vs Czech Republic World Group Play-off Tie - International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India Edition

Tennis News: Delhi Set to Host India vs Czech Republic World Group Play-off Tie
International Business Times, India Edition
The Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie between India and Czech Republic will be held at RK Khanna Tennis stadium in Delhi from 18-20 September. India progressed to the World Group after coming back from 2-1 down to defeat New Zealand in the ...
Delhi to host World Group Play-off tie against Czech RepublicZee News
Delhi to host India-Czech Republic tieDeccan Herald

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micer on Czech Republic's EURO' 96 near-miss - UEFA.com

micer on Czech Republic's EURO' 96 near-miss
UEFA.com
UEFA.com: The Czech Republic reached the final in their first tournament as an independent nation at EURO '96. Tell us what was it like playing in that talented team. Vladimr micer: It was really special for me because it was my first big ...

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4X ProTour Rd. 4 2015 Report: Jablonec, Czech Republic - Dirt Mountainbike

Dirt Mountainbike

4X ProTour Rd. 4 2015 Report: Jablonec, Czech Republic
Dirt Mountainbike
JBC Bikepark in Jablonec, Czech Republic was the host for round 4 of the 2015 4X ProTour. After 3 superb rounds already, it was time for the riders to take on the most challenging track on the 4X ProTour. Famed for the 'Marosi Wall ride pass'; this ...

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152 Iraqi Christians may come to Czech Republic - Prague Post

Prague Post

152 Iraqi Christians may come to Czech Republic
Prague Post
Prague, July 28 (CTK) The Generace 21 foundation wants to bring 152 Christian refugees from Iraq who have been persecuted by the Islamic State militants to the Czech Republic, it handed their list to the Government Office and it only needs the ...

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More MXGP Drama in the Czech Republic - Red Bull

Red Bull

More MXGP Drama in the Czech Republic
Red Bull
The 2015 Czech Republic MXGP in Loket was a relatively disastrous affair for the Red Bull KTM squad. Tony Cairoli announced before the race that he would have to sit out the round due to an elbow injury (the results of which are pictured below), which ...
Motocross: Yamaha Sweeps Grand Prix Of Czech RepublicCycle News
2015 MXGP Of Czech RepublicTransworld Motocross
Romain Febvre Continues To Stretch Championship Lead With Czech Republic WinFullnoise
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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 31 - Daily Mail

Radio Prague

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 31
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, July 31 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Friday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...
Czech company EPH in frame for Slovensk Elektrrne end gameRadio Prague

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Cinema do Brasil Backs Distribution of Brazilian Film in Czech Republic and ... - Film New Europe

Film New Europe

Cinema do Brasil Backs Distribution of Brazilian Film in Czech Republic and ...
Film New Europe
Cinema do Brasil is very happy to support for the first time the release of two beautiful films in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The Slovak market is a new market for Brazilian films and we are confident, based on the application we received, that ...