ON the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the democratic Velvet Revolution in former Czechoslovakia, the Czech Embassy brings to the audience in Yangon the photo exhibition, “1989 The Velvet Revolution: The End of the Totalitarian Regime in Czechoslovakia”.
The “1989” exhibition is presented to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that ended the totalitarian regime in Czechoslovakia.
The Velvet Revolution represents the six-week period between November 17th and December 29th 1989, which led to the peaceful overthrow of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
The exhibition consists of historic photos by fifteen wellknown Czech photographers.
The photos documented the ground-breaking moments in modern Czech history, the fall of the communist dictatorship: the demonstration against the totalitarian regime in 1988, Palach’s Week in January of 1989, the protests on November 17, 1989, and the thrilling atmosphere that followed. It also includes a set of photographs from the departure of the Soviet troops from Czechoslovakia in 1990-1991 which brought the Velvet Revolution to its conclusion.
The photo exhibition will be opened to the public at the National Museum, Yangon from 16th November till 23rd November 2019.