Magazine August 24, 2020, Issue

An Ordeal in Prague

Workers remove the statue of Marshall Ivan Konev in Prague, April 3. (Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images)
The removal of a statue and what it entailed

Ondrej Kolar was under police protection from April to July. He was also under police protection last year, in the fall. This year, he was in hiding for two weeks. Police detected threats to his life from the Russian government. There were also threats from Czechs — Czechs in sympathy with Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin, of whom there are a great many.

Kolar is a mayor of Prague. “A mayor”? Yes, there are 58 of them, in a sense: 57 district mayors and one overall mayor, or “lord mayor,” to use a British term. Kolar is mayor of the sixth district, known as …

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