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Dobry Den from the Czech Republic! »

Dobry den, my name is Jan Taborsky and I come from the Czech Republic. This is my second year at Willamette and also my second year of contributing to the Willamette World News. I spent my junior year of high-school at Sprague, here, in Salem, Oregon, as an exchange student. Then I went back home, […]

Almost half of Czechs do not believe in God – poll »

Religion is just not a big part of many Czech peoples’ life. This is purely cultural but also caused by historical events. Under the communist regime, for example, promotion of any religion was illegal, as well as any organized groups that were not linked to the communist ideology. But it is hard to search for […]

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest »

This famous film, pictured in Salem and definitelly worth seeing, was directed by Czech Milos Forman. Read more about this renowned director and his work!

U.S. Missile Defense System to be built in CzechRep »

Prague/Washington- The U.S. missile defense system, the radar part of which is to be stationed on Czech territory, would protect against possible activities of the states that do not want to observe the usual principles in the world. Its goal is to allocate and destroy possible limited intermediate to long-range ballistic missile attacks from the […]

Czech this out! »

My name is Jan Taborsky, I come from the Czech Republic, and I am 19. During my junior year in high school I was an exchange student at Sprague high school in Salem. In Czech, we don’t have Tortillas or Peanut Butter. I liked them so much that I had to come to college here.

Czech Rep. to increase number of its troops in Afghanistan by half »

The Czech government, in its foreign endeavors, has been quite supportive of the US government’s foreign policies. Although we have not provided Iraq with any troops, we have, and still are, contributing to the rows of international armed forces in Afghanistan.

The 17th of November – The Freedom and Democracy Struggle Day »

17th of November marks one of the most important national holidays in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It was on November 17, 1989, when the first students’ march launched a series of vigorous and immense demonstrations of people seeking the defeat of communism — people seeking freedom and democracy.

Senate Elections »

The second round of the Senate elections took place last week in the Czech Republic. The following link provides you with the results. The Czech Republic has been going through a very intricate political situation since the parliamentary elections in June. Although the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) has won the elections, they have not been […]

Skoda – the Czech cars (not Czechoslovakian) »

Skoda is the largest company in the Czech Republic. It produces cars. Check out the Skoda’s website and a short article telling you a little more about the company!

Former President Vaclav Havel »

Vaclav Havel was one of the most important – if not the most important – figure in the fight against communism and liberating central European countries at the end of the 80s. I decided to inform you about his birthday and include a link, which briefly introduces Vaclav Havel. This link also provides a few […]

Czech Republic – “The Heart of Europe” »

You would never guess that those contacts you put into your eyes every morning or the microwave in which you heat up your dinner originally come from this country. The Czech Republic is small. But it is full of history, natural monuments, music, art and cultural contrasts. Czech it out!!! http://www.czechtourism.com jtaborsk@willamette.edu