Events from the year 2015 in the Czech Republic
The President of the Czech Republic is the elected formal head of state of the Czech Republic and the commander-in-chief of the Military of the Czech Republic. Unlike counterparts in other Central European countries such as Austria and Hungary, who are generally considered figureheads, the Czech president has a considerable role in political affairs. Because many powers can only be exercised with the signatures of both the President and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, responsibility over some political issues is effectively shared between the two offices.
Miloš Zeman is a Czech politician serving as the third and current President of the Czech Republic since 8 March 2013. He previously served as Prime Minister of the Czech Republic from 1998 to 2002. As Leader of the Czech Social Democratic Party during the 1990s, he transformed his party into one of the country's major political forces. Zeman was Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Czech parliament, from 1996 until he became Prime Minister two years later in 1998.
The Chairman of the Government of the Czech Republic, is the head of the Government of the Czech Republic. The Prime Minister and Cabinet are collectively accountable for their policies and actions to the Chamber of Deputies. The current Prime Minister, Andrej Babiš, leader of the ANO 2011, was appointed by the President on 6 December 2017, and serves as 12th person in the office.
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On 24 February 2015, a mass shooting occurred at the Družba restaurant in the town of Uherský Brod, Czech Republic. Nine people were killed, including the gunman, 63-year-old Zdeněk Kovář, who committed suicide after a standoff with police that lasted nearly two hours. In addition, one other person was injured. Uherský Brod is 260 kilometers east-southeast of the Czech capital Prague.
On 22 July 2015 at 7:43 AM, a passenger train on its way from Bohumín to Františkovy Lázně collided with a truck on a rail crossing in Studénka, Czech Republic. Three passengers died and seventeen others were injured. It was the deadliest train disaster in the Czech Republic since 2008, when a road bridge under construction collapsed just in front of an approaching train on the same track, two kilometres ahead of the 2015 crash site.
The 2015 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships is the World Championship for cyclo-cross for the season 2014–15. It took place in Tábor, Czech Republic on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015.
Tábor is a city of the Czech Republic, in the South Bohemian Region. The name became popular and nowadays translates to "camp" or "encampment" in Czech. The town is notable for giving its name to Taborites, a radical wing of the Hussites.
The 33rd European Athletics Indoor Championships were held from 5 to 8 March 2015 in the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.
Ghoul is a 2015 Czech 3D horror film directed by Petr Jákl, written by Jákl and Petr Bok, and starring Jennifer Armour, Jeremy Isabella, and Paul S. Tracey. An American film crew goes to Ukraine to investigate stories of widespread cannibalism, only to summon the spirit of Andrei Chikatilo, a notorious serial killer and cannibal. It is shot in found footage format.
Petr Jákl is a Czech judoka, actor and director. His father of the same name, Petr Jákl Sr, is also well-known.
Home Care is a 2015 Czech-Slovak drama film directed by Slávek Horák. The film was selected as the Czech entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.
Petr Vopěnka was a Czech mathematician. In the early seventies, he developed alternative set theory, which he subsequently developed in a series of articles and monographs. Vopěnka’s name is associated with many mathematical achievements, including Vopěnka's principle. Since the mid-eighties he concerned himself with philosophical questions of mathematics.
Generically, an alternative set theory is an alternative mathematical approach to the concept of set. It is a proposed alternative to the standard set theory.
Josef MikolášCzech pronunciation: [ˈjozɛf ˈmɪkolaːʃ] was a Czechoslovak ice hockey goaltender of the 1950s and 1960s. His biggest success came in 1961 when he helped the Czechoslovak national ice hockey team win silver medals at the World Ice Hockey Championships in Geneva, Switzerland and in 1963 when they took bronze in Stockholm, Sweden. Altogether he played in 29 matches for the national team.
Vlastimil Bubník was a Czech ice hockey player and footballer.
Ludmila Brožová-Polednová was a Czech state prosecutor sentenced at age 86 in September 2008 to six years' imprisonment for her participation in the show trials of Milada Horáková and others in 1950, which led to at least four executions.
Karel Lichtnégl was a Czech former football player who competed for silver-medal-winning Czechoslovakia in the 1964 Summer Olympics. At club level he played for teams including Zbrojovka Brno.
The Česká filharmonie is a Czech symphony orchestra based in Prague. The orchestra's principal concert venue is the Rudolfinum.
České Budějovice is a statutory city in the Czech Republic. It is the largest city in the South Bohemian Region as well as its political and commercial capital, the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of České Budějovice, the University of South Bohemia, and the Academy of Sciences. It is located in the center of a valley of the Vltava River, at the confluence with the Malše. It is famous for Budweiser.
The Czechs or the Czech people, are a West Slavic ethnic group and a nation native to the Czech Republic in Central Europe, who share a common ancestry, culture, history, and Czech language.
Jindřichův Hradec is a town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It has approximately 21,500 inhabitants.
The Czechoslovak national basketball team was the basketball side that represented Czechoslovakia in international competitions. After the Dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the Czech Republic and Slovakia set up their own national teams.
HC Dynamo Pardubice is a professional ice hockey club that plays in the Czech Extraliga. Its home venue is Tipsport arena located in Pardubice. The club was originally named LTC Pardubice, acquiring its current name at the start of the 2015–16 season.
Soběslav is a town in the Czech Republic situated on the river Lužnice, 7 km northern from Veselí nad Lužnicí and 18 km southern from Tábor. In 2005 its recorded population was 7,286. There is a small civil airport at the south-western part of the city border.
Zeman is a Czech and Slovak surname. The word originally denoted a member of low nobility. Notable people with the surname include:
Štěpán Kodeda was a Czech orienteering competitor, and twice junior world champion.
Těžká Barbora is a Czech satirical play directed against the rising power of the Nazi régime. It was premiéred on 5 November, 1937 at Osvobozené divadlo in Prague. The comedians Jan Werich and Jiří Voskovec appeared in the main roles, Jaroslav Ježek created the music.
Svoboda is a common Czech surname. Svobodová is a feminine form of the surname. For more than century it is one of the three most common Czech surnames.
Naši furianti is a Czech play based on a story by Ladislav Stroupežnický, performed for the first time in 1887. In 1937 a film adaptation was made, directed by Vladislav Vančura.
The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague is a public university located in Prague, Czech Republic. University is offering the study disciplines of painting, illustration and graphics, fashion design, product design, graphic design, ceramics and porcelain, photography and architecture.
Events from the year 2013 in the Czech Republic.
The Václav Špála Gallery is a Prague gallery of mostly contemporary art. It is located at no. 59/30 Národní třída, in the New Town of Prague. The gallery holds exhibitions particularly of works by living Czech professional artists of the middle generation who are among the best painters, photographers, and sculptors on the art scene today. The exhibitions regularly alternate between works of painting, photography, and sculpture.
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