Brno has a narrow street of Václav Havel

Václav Havel was bearer of the State Medal in a series of countries around the world, he received many prizes for his artistic creation and civic attitudes and dozens of honorary doctorates. Also, he was several times proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize; he was an honorary member of the Club of Rome.

Václav Havel with Dalajlama

Numerous statesmen and leaders around the world regard Vaclav Havel as one of the most important leaders of our era. Until now nameless street under the Cathedral Petrov was approved to be named after the late President by the government of the Brno city. This street leads from the “Center for experimental theater called Husa na provázku” to the “Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul”.

Václav Havel was born on 5.10.1936 in Prague and died on 18.12.2011. He was a Czech playwright, essayist, critic of the Communist regime and majestic politician. He was the ninth and last President of Czechoslovakia (1989 – 1992), the first President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003.

Václav Havel

Vladimír Morávek – artistic director of the theatre “Husa na provázku” comes as the first with the proposal to name one of Brno’s street after the late President. The issue of naming a street after the late President was a hot topic for a long time. Opinions of inhabitants of Brno were various. Some thought that the street should be of spectacular and momentous nature, but others were convinced that this small and inconspicuous street was going to be perfect because Mr. President was highly appreciated and respected for his modesty not only among his fellow-citizens but also abroad.

Follow some of his significant statements well-known across the Czech Republic: • Pravda a láska musí zvítězit nad lží a nenávistí. Truth and love must triumph over lies and hatred. • Život je radostná spoluúčast na zázraku bytí. Life is a joyful participation in the miracle of being. • Člověk by se měl chovat tak, jak si myslí, že by se měli chovat všichni. A person should behave in the way they think that all people should behave.

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