Former Soviet garrison town celebrates 20 years since occupiers’ departure

25-06-2011

The central Bohemian town of Milovice, once the seat of the largest Soviet military garrison in then Czechoslovakia, celebrated on Saturday 20 years since the departure of the occupying forces. The celebrations, entitled Good Bye, Army!, was attended by Defence Minister Alexandr Vondra and former MP Michael Kocáb, who oversaw the departure of the Soviet troops from Czechoslovakia in 1991. The celebrations included a reenactment of the event by various military history clubs.