Saturday, 20 October 2018
Prague | Prague TV

The celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia will culminate in Prague on the weekend of Oct. 27 and 28. Stages will feature Czech and Slovak performers, and aside from concerts, people will be able to see exhibitions and parades. All official events are free of charge, and information booths will be at Wenceslas Square. The highlight will be fireworks at Letná on Oct. 28 symbolically at 19:18 in the evening. Czechoslovakia was established in Oct. 28, 1918, when the declaration was read out in Prague.

Cinema | Radio Prague

Little over a week before the centenary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia, a freshly released film brings the state's founder to the big screen. Talks with T.G. Masaryk reconstructs a single conversation between the "father of the nation" and writer Karel Čapek, another symbol of the First Republic era.



National | Radio Prague

Bilateral relations with Moscow have been strained since Brussels imposed sweeping sanctions following the Russian occupation and later annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in 2014. The Czech government is now moving to establish a normal working relationship.

Politics | Prague Daily Monitor

Former Foreign Minister and TOP 09 politician Karel Schwarzenberg told Czech Television's Interview 24 show that new Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček was a novice and would not be able to stand up to the Prime Minister, Andrej Babiš, or to President Miloš Zeman in Prague Castle.

Business | Prague Daily Monitor

Employers have called for quotas for foreign workers from Ukraine to be doubled next year, to combat low unemployment and fill thousands of jobs in the country currently vacant.

Business | Prague TV

Another increase in the number of checked-in passengers was recorded at Václav Havel Airport Prague. During the traditionally busiest summer months, from July to September, the airport handled a total of 5,484,272 passengers, representing a 9.3 percent year-on-year increase.

Life | Brno Daily

The tattoo art festival is returning to Brno this weekend. Visitors can expect countless examples of various tattoo styles from classic to abstract or modern black work.

Cinema | Prague TV

The low budget Czech absurd comedy Mars., also called Trash on Mars, deglamorizes space travel. The film takes place in 2118, and space exploration has become a fad of the past. Much of the filming took place at an actual Mars simulator in the US.