On Jan. 5, 1968, Alexander Dubcek became first secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. He initiated the “Prague Spring,” a period of liberalization in the socialist state that prompted violent Soviet suppression.
Alexander Dubcek, politico cecoslovacco, principale fautore di un "socialismo dal volto umano" che culminò nei fatti della Primavera di Praga.
Alexander Dubcek, 1921-1992 on a slovak stamp, date of issue May 20, 1993.
Alexander Dubcek, helped raise living conditions in Czechoslovakia, led to Prague Spring
On 5 January 1968, reformist Alexander Dubček was elected First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and continued until 21 August when the Soviet Union and other members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country to halt his reforms. The period became known as the Prague Spring. Czechoslovakia remained controlled until 1989 when the Velvet Revolution ended pro-Soviet rule peacefully, undoubtedly drawing upon the successes of the non-violent resistance twenty years earlier.
alexander-dubcek vs. brežněv.
Fotografie von Alexander Dubcek, während einer Rede, vor 1968.