When the Soviets arrived to crush the Prague Spring, 1968

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Some 250,000 Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia overnight from August 20 to 21, 1968, to halt a blossoming political and cultural liberalization, bringing an abrupt end to the Prague Spring and tightening the Kremlin’s grip. The first months of 1968 had brought a renaissance of political and cultural life in what was then […]

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