NATO DAYS in Ostrava 2011
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NATO DAYS in Ostrava 2011

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Dny NATO v Ostravě a dny vzdušných sil AČR na letišti v Mošnově 24. - 25. září 2011. Akci za víkend navštívilo 225.000 lidí.

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A: Cesta na municak

Par Denis Pagáč, A 4.7 km

Cesta na municak

B: Dub

Par Denis Pagáč, A 5.0 km

Dub

C: Střed Hřiště

Par Denis Pagáč, A 6.3 km

Střed Hřiště

D: Hriste

Par Denis Pagáč, A 6.3 km

Hriste

E: Sportovni hala v Brusperku

Par Robert Mročka, A 7.2 km

Sportovní hala v Brušperku

Sportovni hala v Brusperku

F: Mestska knihovna Brusperk

Par Robert Mročka, A 7.4 km

Městská knihovna Brušperk

Mestska knihovna Brusperk

G: Brušperk - ulice K Náměstí

Par Robert Mročka, A 7.4 km

Brušperk - ulice K Náměstí s městským úřadem. www.brusperk-mesto.cz

Brušperk - ulice K Náměstí

H: Galerie Vytvarneho centra Chagall Brusperk

Par Robert Mročka, A 7.5 km

Galerie Výtvarného centra Chagall v Národním domě v Brušperku.

Galerie Vytvarneho centra Chagall Brusperk

I: Pamatnik Vojtecha Martinka v Brusperku

Par Robert Mročka, A 7.5 km

Památník Vojtěcha Martínka v Brušperku

Pamatnik Vojtecha Martinka v Brusperku

J: Informacni centrum mesta Brusperk

Par Robert Mročka, A 7.5 km

Informační centrum města Brušperk

Informacni centrum mesta Brusperk

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Ceci est un aperçu de Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a cool little landlocked country south of Germany and Poland, with a national addiction to pork and beer. Potatos, cabbage, and dumplings are close behind them, and they also have this great bar food called "utopenec." It means "a drowned man," it's pickled sausage with onions, perfect with some dark wheat bread and beer. The Czech bread is legendary, like a meal all by itself.

Czechoslovakia first became a sovereign state in 1918 when it declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The state of Czechoslovakia lasted until the "Velvet Divorce" of 1993, which created Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

It was occupied by Germany in WWII but escaped major damage, unlike most other European cities. The nation's capital, Prague, retains some of Europe's most beautiful Baroque architecture as well as one of the largest medieval castle complexes still standing. The President of the Czech Republic has his offices in the Prague Castle even today.

There was a coup d'etat in 1948 and Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule. For fifty years Czechoslovakia was a Socialist state under the USSR, subject to censorship, forced atheism and even the arrest of jazz musicians!

In 1989, communist police violently squashed a pro-democracy demonstration and pissed everybody off so bad that a revolution erupted over it, finally ending the Communist rule.

The next twenty years saw rapid economic growth and westernization. Today in Prague you can eat at McDonald's or KFC, shop for snowboarding boots and go see a punk rock show.

The Czech Republic took over the presidency of the European Union in January 2009. This instantly created lots of political drama because the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is a renowned Euroskeptic.

We anxiously await the outcome of "President Klaus vs. the Lisbon Treaty", a world heavywieght fight sceduled for spring 2009.

Text by Steve Smith.

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