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Alexander Dubček


Who is Alexander Dubček?

Alexander Dubček was a Slovak politician and, briefly, leader of Czechoslovakia. He attempted to reform the communist regime during the Prague Spring but he was forced to resign following Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. Later, after the overthrow of the government in 1989, he was Chairman of the federal Czechoslovak parliament. He was the recipient of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought of the European Parliament, in 1989.

  • also known as Alexander Dubcek
  • born on (94 years ago) in Uhrovec
  • ethnicity: Slovaks
  • nationality: Czechoslovakia
  • profession: Politician
  • died on (23 years ago) in Prague
  • written work: "Dubcek speaks"


"Alexander Dubček" a.k.a. "Alexander Dubcek" is an award-winning photo by David Turnley, depicting: In a symbolic gesture, former Czechoslovak leader Alexander Dubcek embraces the crowd that has gathered.

  • taken in (27 years ago)
  • media: photograph
  • artist: David C. Turnley
  • award:
    • World Press Photo Award for People in the News (Single) nomination for David C. Turnley
    • World Press Photo Award for People in the News (Single), received by David C. Turnley

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alexander Dubček

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Slovakia (2013)

by Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

14 May: Alexander Dubček is elected first secretary by the KSS congress despite an attempt by KSČS first secretary Antonín Novotný to have him replaced.

Google previewDictionary of Wars (2013)

by George Childs Kohn

Early in 1968, the Slovak leader Alexander Dubček (1921¥92)became firstsecretary ofthe Communist Partyof Czechoslovakia.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy during the Cold War (2014)

by Martin Folly

There was support for socialist reforms, and the energy with which these were advocated by Slovak communist leader Alexander Dubček came to cause concern for the Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev, who wanted above all to maintain ...

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Quotes about Alexander Dubček

Many legitimate forms of ownership, mainly cooperative and communal, had not been used to any effective extent mainly because of the imposition of Stalinist restrictions. (Alexander Dubcek)
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