• Short Summary

    While towns in neighbouring Poland are recovering from the recent unrest, across the border in Prague -- the scene of violent protest only eighteen months ago -- Czechoslovakians seem to be enjoying a peaceful and prosperous Christmas.

  • Description

    While towns in neighbouring Poland are recovering from the recent unrest, across the border in Prague -- the scene of violent protest only eighteen months ago -- Czechoslovakians seem to be enjoying a peaceful and prosperous Christmas.

    At the famous Wenceslaus Square, stalls are selling wide range of consumer good and food -- including live carp, a traditional Christmas dish in Czechoslovakia.

    The brightly lit stores in the shopping centre are packed with goods, and there appears to be no lack of customers to buy them.

    But though some of Prague's larger stores have Christmas decorations that would rival those in Western capitals, the country as a whole is continuing to move further away from the so-called Westernisation that accompanied the liberal reforms of 1968.

    Over the weekend, the Federal Assembly, meeting in Prague, voted to bring the fuel, metal, engineering, transport and communications industries back under Federal control.

    In addition, capital investments are to be coordinated and controlled by the Federal Government in an effort to tackle the chronic problem of unfinished capital construction. In the past, capital investment has been in the hands of the national governments of Slovakia, Bochemia and Moravia.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACLD7U7LDR6TARP3MRVJXXN3NG
    Media URN:
    VLVACLD7U7LDR6TARP3MRVJXXN3NG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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