December 5, 2023



Czech Republic: Milovice commemorates 30 years since the withdrawal of Soviet troops


By Katy Dartford  & Jiri Skacel

A former Soviet military base in the Czech Republic is commemorating 30 years since the last Soviet soldiers abandoned the city in 1991, following the dissolution of the USSR.

Milovice, located 35 kilometres northeast of Prague, was once the largest base of the Central Group of Soviet Troops in Europe following the occupation of former Czechoslovakia in 1968.

The small Czech town has marked the moment with a parade of floats reconstructing this important moment in its history.

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