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Radical plan for crumbling Czech monuments draws criticism

The sorry state of hundreds of Czech historical buildings and other registered landmarks has prompted a radical proposal. Deputy Czech ombudsman Stanislav Křeček has suggested that regardless of who owns a monument the authorities should pay for its renovation – and then demand that the owner foots the bill. In the most severe cases, the state should be able to confiscate the properties.

 
 
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Nika Kupyrova: Creating myths of home…

Nika Kupyrova has traversed Europe from East to West and back. Born in Ukraine and having grown up in Prague, she went…

 
 
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Communist’s admiration for Plastic…

Communist Party deputy chairman Jiří Dolejš is perhaps not somebody one would expect to be a fan of The Plastic People…

 
 
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Public piano propagator makes chess…

Last year the placing of pianos in public places became a huge hit in Prague and other Czech cities. Now the man behind…

 
 
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Špilberk castle offers the brave a…

The casemates of Brno’s castle Špilberk, once the most feared prison in the Habsburg Empire, will be open to sleep in…

 
 
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Exhibition aims to raise funds for…

A travelling exhibition “Kdo postavil Libušín” (Who built Libušín) has just opened in the town of Valašské Meziříčí…

 
 
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European project explores the edges of…

Last year, fourteen countries of the central and eastern belt of the European Union joined the project Identity.Move…

 
 
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Prague’s FAMU ranked fourth best…

Prague’s FAMU has been ranked fourth best international film school in the Hollywood Reporter’s annual Top Film Schools…

 
 
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Karel Zeman Museum & special children’s…

It’s hard to say when the Karel Zeman Museum in Prague is busier: during the school year or the summer months. The…

 
 
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The film score genius Zdeněk Liška

Some of the best Czech films of the 1960s and 70s, such as Markéta Lazarová, Shop on Main Street, and The Cremator…

 
 
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Street theatre takes over Prague’s…

This Friday allows visitors a final opportunity to take part in Za dveřmi, a street theatre festival which this week…

 
 
 
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