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Alexander Dubcek


Who is Alexander Dubcek?

Alexander Dubcek a.k.a. 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.


"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

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Google previewOxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2007)

by Elizabeth Knowles

letter to Alexander Dubcek, August 1969, following Dubcek's removal from office after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia (see also Dubcek 93:5) 9 The Gypsies are a litmus test not of democracy but ...

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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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