Russian presence divides Czechs 50 years after Prague Spring

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Events of 1968 still influence debate about whether Russia should be seen as friend or foe

A few times a day, an elderly Czech person will pay a visit to the photography exhibition in Prague’s Old Town Hall, which chronicles the crushing of the Prague Spring by Moscow in 1968, and complain as they leave.

“‘The Russians are here again,’ they grumble to me,” said the curator, Dana Kyndrová, describing locals’ views on the thousands of Russian tourists who visit Prague each week and the 30,000 Russians who have residency permits in the Czech Republic.

Related: Prague 1968: lost images of the day that freedom died

Related: Nearly half of Russians ignorant of 1968’s Czechoslovakia invasion – poll

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