Jiri Dienstbier, Czech politician and friend, dies

Jarda Tusek & Jiri Dienstbier, 1993
Yesterday (January 8) Jarda's friend Jiri Dienstbier died. Here's what Jarda said about Jiri: "I have just learned about the departure of my friend and military buddy Jiri Dienstbier, Czech Senator who served as the first Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, right after the collapse of communism here." Dienstbier was a journalist and politicain who was involved firsthand in the collapse of communism and the building of the new Czechoslovakia in the early 1990's. http://jiri.dienstbier.cz/en/curriculum-vitae/

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