Category Archives: Czech Republic

A Battle of Beer

Russian Politician Suggests Boycott of Czech Beverages In 2014, the Russian government introduced sanctions against certain agricultural products from EU Member States. Thus, Spanish jamon, Italian prosciutto and a nice little camembert from France became objects for smuggling, coveted gifts from foreign travellers… A smartphone app was introduced to connect travellers abroad with brie-hungry Russians. Customs allowed visitors from abroad

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Diplomatic war between Russia and the West spirals out of control

Relations between Russia and the West continue to spiral downwards reaching the “bottom” of the Cold War. In just over a week, Moscow and Western countries mutually expelled more than 140 diplomats and embassy staff, breaking the record of the spy wars of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. On April 15, as part of a package of sanctions for election

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Czech Republic and the wise policy of the Kremlin. What did Putin do

Ivan Yakovina A country where relations with Moscow were on the verge of ideal Czech Republic. A country where both the president and the oligarch-prime minister are very friendly towards Russia. Relations with the Kremlin are on the verge of perfect. What is Putin doing? First, he throws Petrov and Boshirov into the Czech Republic so that they blow up weapons depots there. They

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Czechs to Exclude Russia From $7Bln Nuclear Tender

Czech officials said Sunday they plan to exclude Russia’s nuclear monopoly Rosatom from taking part in a $7 billion tender to replace the central European nation’s aging power plant after Prague took action against Moscow over a deadly 2014 blast. Over the weekend, the Czech Republic expelled 18 Russian diplomats and accused the two Skripal poisoning suspects of involvement in

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Russia calls expulsion of 18 diplomats from Czech Republic “tricks”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman promised a response from Moscow Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called the decision of the Czech authorities to expel 18 diplomats from the country a “trick” and promised a response from Moscow, RBC reports. “Prague is well aware what follows such ‘tricks’,” she said. Czech First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Jan Hamacek, who

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Salisbury poisoning suspects ‘linked to Czech blast’

By Gordon CoreraSecurity correspondent Two Russian men suspected of carrying out the 2018 Salisbury poisonings are being linked to an explosion at an arms depot in the Czech Republic. Evidence links the 2014 explosion, and an attempted poisoning in Bulgaria, to a unit of Russian military intelligence – the GRU – the BBC has learnt. European intelligence agencies believe the

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Czech Republic expels 18 Russian embassy staff

22:25, 17 April 2021 – 112UA The Czech Republic has accused Russian intelligence of being involved in a 2014 explosion at a military ammunition warehouse. The Czech Republic is to expel 18 Russian diplomats over links to an ammunition depot explosion in 2014, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said according to DW. Czech intelligence agencies provided clear evidence about the involvement of the

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In Prague, activists brought to the Russian embassy “naked Putin” on a gold toilet

On one of the posters of activists, there was an inscription: “Murderer, thief, dictator.” In Prague, on Friday, April 16, members of the Kaputin activist group held a protest near the Russian embassy, ​​which is located on Boris Nemtsov Square . This was reported by Radio Liberty. During the protest, activists set up a pedestal on which they placed a golden toilet and on which they

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Photo Exclusive: Hidden From The Nazis, Murdered Jewish Artist’s Trove Of Paintings Discovered In Prague House

September 25, 2020 17:35 GMT – By Amos Chapple & Dana Katharina Vaskova – RFE/RL Two years after an art treasure with a harrowing backstory was uncovered in a Prague house, the holder has gone public with the historic scale of the discovery. Fearful that the occupying Nazi forces in Prague could confiscate a lifetime’s worth of artwork, Jewish painter Gertrud

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Marshal Konev Makes Triumphant Return To Prague

June 25, 2020 10:26 GMT – By RFE/RL After the controversial removal of a statue of Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague in April, the wartime Red Army commander has returned to Prague — in force. As part of the eighth annual Landscape Festival, 12 small statues of Konev were installed around Prague’s Zizkov district. Some are painted to look like

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Fifth International: A Case Study of the Miloš Zeman Enigma. Investigation by Yuri Felshtinsky

Through the use of the propagandistic and financial means, Russia managed to secure its political influence throughout Europe to create pro-Kremlin political parties and groups, and to obtain the support of specific political figures, according to the Russian-American historian Yuri Felshtinsky. According to him, the Kremlin commenced the creation of the Fifth International – a coalition of the radical political

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Russia is preparing mirror measures in response to expulsion of its diplomats from Czech Republic

Russian Foreign Ministry promised that Moscow will take into account Czech government’s action The Russian Foreign Ministry announced its readiness to take “mirror measures” in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the Czech Republic. The corresponding statement was made by the press secretary of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, as Interfax reports. “The most important thing is

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Czech Republic expels Russian diplomats due to mystification of murder threat of local politicians

Czech authorities expel two Russian diplomats in connection with the “ ricin” case , which, as it turned out, is a hoax of Russian diplomats. This is stated in a joint statement by Prime Minister Andrei Babis and Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petršicek. According to representatives of the Czech authorities, the case was initially fictitious – information about the alleged arrival of a Russian diplomat in

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‘A mockery of memory’ Prague erects monument to Nazi collaborationist army, despite protests from Russia’s Foreign Ministry

On April 30, a monument and a memorial plaque commemorating soldiers from the Russian Liberation Army (ROA) was installed in Řeporyje, a district on the outskirts of the Czech Republic’s capital, Prague.  According to the memorial, ROA soldiers helped participants in the Prague uprising liberate the city from Nazi Germany’s army in May 1945. The plaque claims that it was

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Ten top diplomats on 75th anniversary of WW2 end warn against efforts to falsify, manipulate history

23:15, 07 May 2020 The future should be based on the facts of history and justice for the victims of totalitarian regimes, the statement says. Manipulating the historical events that led to World War 2 and to the division of Europe in its aftermath is a “regrettable effort to falsify history”, says a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary

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Prague Mayor Confirms He Is Under Police Protection Following Russian Poisoning Plot Report

The mayor of Prague has said he is under heightened police protection the day after Czech media reported on an alleged Russian plot to poison him. Zdenek Hrib confirmed the news in a Monday interview with the independent Ekho Moskvy radio station. On Sunday, the Czech news website Respekt, citing anonymous intelligence sources, reported that an individual carrying Russian diplomatic documents and

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Czech media: Russian special agent with deadly poison arrives in Prague amid dispute with Moscow over Marshal Konev monument

A Russian special agent arrived in Prague three weeks ago after a monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev was demolished, reported the Czech publication Respekt. The special agent arrived at Vaclav Havel airport from Russia. He had a Russian diplomatic passport. A car of the Russian diplomatic corps was waiting for him and took him to the Russian embassy. Sources

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Russian Embassy in Czech Republic changes its address after the square it was on renamed after Nemtsov

The Russian Embassy in Prague formally changed its official address, “moving” from Nemtsov Square, named after the murdered Russian politician. Now the diplomatic mission will use the address of its consular department, located about 400 meters from the official residence on 34 Korunovační Street. At the same time, as reported by the Czech news outlet Aktuálně.cz referring to the letter

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Anonymous made number of cyber attacks on the airport and hospitals in Czech Republic

Czech cybersecurity observer NUKIB on Thursday predicts cyber attacks in coming days In the Czech Republic, the Prague airport and the regional Czech hospital managed to stop cyber attacks on their IT networks, which took place over the past few days. Reuters reports, with reference to representatives of the administration of these institutions. A regional hospital in the western Czech

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The “Plane of Hope” With 2 Million Respirators Has Arrived in the Czech Republic Prague Morning by Prague Morning

On Saturday shortly before midnight, a large Ukrainian aircraft An-124 Ruslan landed at Pardubice Airport with five million masks, two million respirators, 120,000 protective suits, 80,000 protective goggles, and tens of thousands of coronavirus tests from Shenzhen, China. The flight cost 35 million crowns. According to the Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch, it is one of the largest transports of

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IOM: Some 49,000 Ukrainians victims of human trafficking over past three years

22:40, 02 December 2019 UKRAINE About 94% of affected Ukrainians are those who suffered from labor exploitation. Over the last three years about 49,000 Ukrainians could have suffered from human trafficking, according to the International Organization for Migration. The vast majority (94%) of the victims suffered from labor exploitation. Over a half (65%) of the victims identified by the IOM

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Czech Republic Uncovered Russian Cyber Warfare Ring — Intel Chief

The Czech Republic’s chief of counterintelligence has said that his country’s security forces had dismantled a Russian espionage ring last year that had been planning cyberattacks against the European Union member state. The BIS counterintelligence service said last year that Russian intelligence services were behind cyber attacks targeting the Czech foreign ministry. The BIS warned that Russia had continued to

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