The USSR and The Warsaw Pact are history. Prague is now the capital of The Czech Republic and Slovakia is another country or The Slovak Republic. Some of us are old enough to remember this day or when 200,000 Warsaw Pact troops and 5,000 tanks invaded Czechoslovqkia to crush the “Prague Spring”.
It was a dark day for freedom. Like the Hungarians in 1956, the people of Czechoslovakia were given a taste of Soviet “tolerance”. The Prague Spring was all about freedom and reforms, but the Kremlin did not accept it and sent the tanks in.
A sad day for those of us who were watching from the West. We remember today all of the people who stood up to Soviet tanks in Prague.