Arms imports to the Czech Republic have increased nearly fourfold in the past decade. A report, published on Tuesday, says that until 1989 Czech arms exports exceeded imports, but the situation changed radically in the 1990s. Last year the Czech Republic imported over 2,500 revolvers and pistols from Bulgaria, Austria and Ukraine and various types of rifles from Germany, the Netherlands and Russia. About a thousand sub-machine guns were imported from Belgium and Switzerland.
What in the world, you're probably wondering is that? What you're hearing is actually the sound of thousands of different domestic birds featured at the 28th European Breeders' Fair held this year in Prague, bringing together about 14,000 specimens of fowl and small furry animals. Jan Velinger was there and brought back - no, not a cuddly new pet - but this report.
A bizarre new fashion has come to the Czech Republic - people are getting themselves ravens as house pets. The attractions of shopping abroad: Germans come to the Czech Republic, while Czechs head for Poland. And, how small is the smallest present in the world? Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
Studying abroad has been increasingly popular ever since 1989, and now with EU membership bringing lower tuition fees, even more Czechs consider studying abroad. The International Fair for Languages, Education and Cultures, Expolingua offered the Prague public an overview of different international educational possibilities in terms of studying at university, language learning, cultural experience and working abroad.
The 14th annual international fair of information and communication technology is taking place in Brno this week. The INVEX fair brings leading Czech and international firms in the technology and multimedia industry together to exhibit the finest products and service that their industry has to offer. Martin Hrobsky attended the fair and filed this report.
It has been called the communist's answer to Coca Cola and Pepsi - a fizzy cola with an unexpected twist - the Czech brand Kofola - actually invented in the 1960s by the Communist Planning Committee as a means of using up surplus caffeine extracted from coffee beans. In the 1970s and 80s the brand enjoyed wide popularity in Czechoslovakia but found itself trouble in 1990 when brand giants like Coca Cola and Pepsi fully entered the Czechoslovak market.
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