Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding recent events on the Red Square
26.08.2013 / 10:00
A commemoration of 1968 August events in Czechoslovakia took place on Red Square August 25. This event, which involved displaying a banner with a phrase “For Your and Our Freedom”, was disbanded by the police.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is surprised, that a peaceful and non-conflicting event dedicated to this important matter of common Czech-Russian history was repressed by Russian authorities.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes Russia is aware of the symbolic meaning of repressive intervention against such a commemorative event and hopes that no further administrative measures will be taken against participants of the event.