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.
17 November 1989 is this year being marked by a new Pop-Up service called 30 Years Old – the services links together videos from local Czechoslovakia TV and International broadcasters in one heart rendering place https://30yearsold.eu/ Patron, Dr Jan Telensky said, “When Eric Wiltsher proposed the channel my thoughts were […]
Alexander Dubcek had a dream – and one day it came true. Sadly, it lasted only four months but he had given Czechoslovakia a small taste of freedom. The dream ended overnight on 21 August 1968. The Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia killed hundreds of people, many callously run over by […]