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Czechs and Slovaks remember the 1968 Invasion

Czechs and Slovaks remember the 1968 Invasion

The 1968 Soviet-led invasion of five Warsaw Pact armies into Czechoslovakia is being remembered around the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Czech President Vaclav Klaus is in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, while Slovak Premier Robert Fico joins Czech counterpart Mirek Topolanek in Prague for commemoration ceremonies.
Symbols of the time including a Soviet T-54 tank, a Czech police car and homemade posters protesting the invasion are on display atop Prague's Wenceslas Square, the main place of confrontation between Soviet troops and Prague citizens.
Forty years ago Thursday, 22 divisions and 500 planes attacked Czechoslovakia to crush the liberal reforms of Alexander Dubcek and end an era known as the "Prague Spring."


Updated : 2021-06-21 11:26 GMT+08:00