Czechoslovakia: Anna's Agony

The humiliation of Czechoslovakia's Alexander Dubček has been thoroughly documented from the days in August 1968 when he was held captive in Moscow to his firing as Prague's ambassador to Turkey and his expulsion from the Communist Party two weeks ago. Less well known but no less poignant has been the plight of Dubček's attractive blonde wife Anna.

Just as Dubček frequently found himself in the watchful company of the Soviet ambassador while in Turkey, so Anna was in the constant charge of the ambassador's wife. The wife of one Western ambassador recalls that when Anna paid her first official...

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