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Úloha Jozefa Lenárta v roku 1968
The Role of Jozef Lenárt in 1968

Author(s): Richard Pavlovič
Subject(s): History
Published by: Historický ústav SAV
Keywords: Jozef Lenárt; Prague Spring; Political history; 1968; Occupation; Antonín Novotný; Alexander Dubček

Summary/Abstract: The study is concerned with the political activities of Jozef Lenárt, Czechoslovak premier and member of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Analysis of his relations with Antonín Novotný and Alexander Dubček serves as a starting point. Lenárt’s televised speech from March 1968, when he strove to explain his actions in January 1968, is considered. From May 1968, Lenárt inclined to the Soviet vision of political developments in Czechoslovakia. The paper analyses Lenárt’s activities after 21 August 1968 with the conclusion that by gradually changing his political orientation he secured the continuation of his political career.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 641-671
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Slovak
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