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Memorial to Vaclav Havel
Vaclav Havel died December 18, 2011. People gathered in the streets of Prague to remember their former president.
Gorbachev was the president of the Soviet Union. He was, in the words of our interviewee, "built from a different mold" than the rest of the communists. He believed in "communism with a human face." It was under his regime that East Europe was allowed to rebel and win freedom.
Police Shut Down Prague Spring
This picture was taken only days after the 1968 Warsaw Invasion.
The political leader of the Prague Spring. He would be killed in a car crash shortly after the Revolution.
Music Led the Revolution
The Plastic People of the Universe were among the bands in the Velvet Underground, which the Czech students took inspiration from. In Czechoslovakia, bands were not allowed to sport long hair or have English names. They had to be tested on Music Theory and Marxist-Leninist philosophy.
Protesters reach out to stick white carnations in the shields of riot police.
The John Lennon Peace Wall
Perhaps a legacy of the Velvet Revolution, the Lennon Wall exists today in Prague.
In Prague, during one of the demonstrations in Wenceslas Square.