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1/2005 content:

Professionals – our army is fully professional as of 1 January 2005, Wings of Freedom – Czech military airmen during World War II, Small but Agile – how smaller exporters are doing, The Metamorphoses of Prague Castle – this symbol of Czech statehood’s thousand-year history, Gallery: The Story of Prague Castle – a retrospective walk through history, A Cinematic Journey around the
World – Febiofest is the largest audiovisual event in the country, Bewitching Horror – Juraj Herz, the director of the dark side of the soul, Homes of Sorrow – the last stop on our journeys, Mosaic – news and information from the Czech Republic, Czech Animated Film from Vecernicek – the television phenomenon known to entire generations

2/2005 content:

The Golden Age of the Land of the Boii – the Celts in Bohemia and Moravia, and what remains of their culture, "Millions of people have found one another" – claims Ondrej Neff, the Czech Internet "guru", The Czech Book – forty million books are printed here annually, The Memory of the Nation and State – the story of Czech archives, Gallery – bookbinding: the book as an object in the hands of fine
bookbinders, Libri prohibiti – the country's largest library of "forbidden books", Poet of Poets – Ivan Divis, a meteor in the skies of Czech poetry, Masters of Bookbinding – Jan and Jarmila Sobota, the best-known Czech fine bookbinders, Mosaic – news and information from the Czech Republic, The Codex gigas – the giant "Devil's Bible" from Podlazice

3/2005 content:

You Are the Mobile Phone You Use – we're swamped by a tidal wave of technology, Astronauts and Aliens – the impact of science fiction on Czech films, A Nanospider Weaves its Nanoweb in Liberec – technological innovation in northern Bohemia, Ramblin' On (and Off-trail) – path markers are your guide in the Czech countryside, Gallery – The glass altar in the Church of the Blessed Gunther, Every
Czech's a Musician… and a Singer, too! – Jana and Tomas are young, talented singers, In the Rhythm of Jazz – Czech jazz musicians have become world-class in spite of history's vagaries, Boni Pueri – "good boys" that know how to sing, Mosaic – news and information from the Czech Republic, Sculpture Grande – Prague plays host to great works of sculpture

4/2005 content:

A Provincial Festival No More – the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Oscar-winning Filmmakers – how many Czechs have an Oscar at home?, A Nation of Collectors – some collect great masters, others cheese labels, Trees, Animals and People – the lives of Czech gamekeepers, Gallery – wild animals in the idyllic countryside around Trebon, There’s Only One
"Bolek" – the symbol of this mime, clown and actor is a red clown nose, Improvised Theatre – today’s major experimental trend, Churches Full of Music – pipe organs: instruments that speak to people’s hearts, Mosaic – news and information from the Czech Republic, An Absolute Photographer – Jaroslav Rössler: a photographer whose time has come

5/2005 content:

Family Bonds – the phenomenon of the family firm, The Czech Republic Today – a look at the lives of today’s Czechs, Mothers, Wives, Professionals – modern Czech businesswomen, Coins and Banknotes – the country’s currency since 1918, Gallery – Oldrich Kulhanek and his "funny money", The Treasury of the Czech Kings – the story of a
town made famous by silver, A Tradition of Craftsmanship – two arts and crafts schools in the Czech Republic, Jan Kaplicky – one of the most famous Czech expatriate architects, Mosaic – items of interest from the Czech Republic, Jan Langhans’ Portrait Gallery – a look at the most famous portrait studio of its day

6/2005 content:

A Fortunate Constellation – the story of one secondary school class, half of whom ended up as émigrés, Czech Media in North America – Czech-Americans have their own newspapers, radio stations and even television, "Mukl": Political Prisoners – there was no escape from the Communist forced labour camps, Forbidden Films – profiles of ten films that Communists feared, Gallery – the underground music scene in the 1980s, Women in
Charter 77 – dissidents, partners, hostesses and comforters…, "Let us hope that all this will benefit the society." – Jan Patocka – a philosopher opposing evil, Radio Free Europe – how radio waves brought hope to those behind barbed wire, Mosaic – news and information from the Czech Republic, On the Edge – ever-changing Letna – from a monument to Stalin to a plastic statue of Michael Jackson

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Welcome to The Heart of Europe

Welcome to the Heart of Europe is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the Czech Republic published by THEO Publishing in cooperation with the Press Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It was launched in 1994 and is distributed to Czech embassies and consulates abroad, missions and Czech information and cultural centres as well as to passengers on Czech Airlines flights.

It appears in five languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Russian.

For more information about the review please contact us by e-mail.

A Japanese edition of the review Welcome to the Heart of Europe!
In late 2004, we published a special issue of the review devoted entirely to Czech music. This issue has now been translated into Japanese, making it the first-ever Japanese language edition of our magazine.

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