Eastern Europe At The Fall of Communism – Czechoslovakia – Part 1
Prague, October,1990. A beautiful Indian Summer day. The Velvet Revolution is still less than a year old. Cezechoslovakia is still one country – the “Velvet Divorce ” took place in January,1993. This timeless scene, on Karlova Most could have been from 1968 in almost any part of Western Europe. However , 1968 in Prague was the time of bloody Soviet repression to retaliate for a brief experiment with freedom. Finally, more than 20 years later, the freedom of the 1960’s could be celebrated. This group was singing long-forbidden Beatles songs.
Freedom of Expression. This was before the Yugoslavian Wars.
One of Communism’s benefits – no ugly signs on historical facades.
While his country is now free – One man voluntarily gives up his freedom !