President Pavel on 1968 invasion: Russia has not changed

Photo: Michaela Říhová, ČTK

August 21 marks the 55th anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet-led Warsaw Pact troops. The crushing of the Prague Spring dashed people’s hopes of democracy and ushered in a long period of political and moral decline. More than 130 people died during the invasion and thousands fled the country in the years that followed.

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Author:Daniela Lazarová