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Prague 1968 and memories of the old USSR


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August 22, 2015

Prague 1968 and memories of the old USSR

By Silvio Canto, Jr.

We read about Putin and Russian troops threatening neighbors. It's enough to remind us of another time when the then USSR invaded the then country of Czechoslovakia. It happened this weekend in 1968:


On the night of August the “Prague Spring” -- a brief period of liberalization in the communist country. Czechoslovakians protested the invasion with public

demonstrations and other non-violent tactics, but they were no match for the Soviet tanks. The liberal reforms of First Secretary Alexander Dubcek were repealed and “normalization” began under his successor Gustav Husak. Scissors-32x32.png


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