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Czech Republic names street after Ronald Reagan
AFP ^ | July 1, 2011 | AFP

Posted on 07/02/2011 11:23:54 AM PDT by opentalk

The Czech Republic Friday renamed a street in its capital Prague after former US president Ronald Reagan, highly regarded in the region for having helped hasten the demise of communism.

Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice attended the ceremony, held to mark the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth.

"Ronald Reagan was remarkable because he believed in the freedom so deeply, but he was even more remarkable because he believed that what ought to be had to be and so he acted on this policy," Rice said at the televised ceremony.

Republican Reagan, who was president from 1981 to 1989, is celebrated in former Soviet satellite states for a tough line credited with having pushed the Kremlin to the wall.

Czech Environment Minister Tomas Chalupa said Reagan's stance struck a chord in his country, whose 1989 Velvet Revolution became a symbol of the peaceful overthrow of the region's regimes.

"He beat communism using means that are dear to we Czechs. He decided to go against the grain and tell the truth," Chalupa said at the ceremony.


(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: freedom; reagan

1 posted on 07/02/2011 11:23:56 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

” because he believed that what ought to be had to be and so he acted on this policy”

Comma key must be broken!


2 posted on 07/02/2011 11:32:10 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Foreign press


3 posted on 07/02/2011 11:39:17 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

bump


4 posted on 07/02/2011 12:41:40 PM PDT by JPJones (There are no conservative Democrats. Just ones scared of re-election.)
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To: opentalk

It’s so nice to see this happening in Prague and Budapest. We have a street named for Czech President Masaryk in Philadelphia.


5 posted on 07/02/2011 1:25:28 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: opentalk
American Liberals want the Czech to name a street after Obama as equal time.

They will a garbage threwn alleyway populated with bums!! :-)

6 posted on 07/02/2011 1:40:37 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Palin/Bachman 2012 (what will the NAGS say??? :-) ))
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