As memories of 1989 take their rightful place in the tracks to freedom, a startling and powerful mix of music, literature and revolution has been released to mark the 30th anniversary of the day that changed the world.
There were many times in the life of philanthropist Dr Jan Telensky that he thought he might never be able to return home.
George Orwell’s quote ‘all revolutions are failures’ has often been used on the anniversaries of the Velvet Revolution and the subsequent the fall of the Berlin Wall marking the collapse of the Soviet empire.
List of the important events as they have happened around the world in 1989.
This is by Franklin Orosco who tells of his arrival in Slovakia in 1989…
The story of a young man who died almost two decades before freedom arrived.
In some ways this man was the architect of peace before the gentle revolution… but his death for many leaves unanswered questions
In 1989 on a grey November day, thousands of students gathered in the Czechoslovak capital, Prague, to recognise International Students’ Day.
Some believe that history is just water under the bridge while others say it is fundamental to our future.