According to a recent survey by STEM/MARK, Vaclav Havel is still the most favoured “Post November” (Post Velvet Revolution) Czech president by Czech people.  Havel, the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic, scored highest  with almost every age group, including the over 60 years old demographic who was thought to be totally dedicated to current president Miloš Zeman.  Jan Burianec of STEM/MARK said Zeman’s loss of popularity is likely due to his total absence from the media, rarely making any sort of statements or appearances and slipping away from the news cycles. “We believe this is probably because of the President’s lack of media presence during the first wave of the coronavirus crisis whenRead more.

On January 21, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm, a crowd gathered around a podium in Prague’s Wenceslaus Square for the Prague Solidarity Rally with the Women’s March on Washington. Flanked by Czech police standing as silent and statuesque as the monument of St. Wenceslas behind the podium, at least 600 people, according to the Facebook event page, listened and cheered as a plethora of impassioned speakers and translators spoke-side-by-side in English and Czech, and Czech and English. Despite the inauguration of United States President Donald J. Trump the day before, the rally didn’t go as one might have expected, especially in Prague, the protest capitol of the world. Czechs, also known as Bohemians and Moravians in English, have an almostRead more.