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Ája Vrzáová-Steindler: Czech world champion recalls her 1950s defection & more

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    Fascinating interview worth listening to: http://www.radio.cz/en/section/spec...hampion-recalls-1950s-defection-and-much-more
    Excerpts from the Radio Prague interview in English (includes 30 minute audio of the interview):
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012
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  2. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    My slow connection won't allow me to even try to listen to the interview, so I won't even bother trying, but wish I could. This sounds facsinating.

    I well remember athletes, artists and political dissidents defecting from the Soviet/Warsaw Bloc and the dangers they faced trying to get started in their new lives in the West. Being kidnapped and taken back "home" was the least of what could happen and they all knew it too.

    A very brave lady and thanks for bringing this to us Sylvia.
  3. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jul 9, 2012
  4. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

    Wonderful interview Sylvia! Thanks so much. I'd love to interview her for the podcast someday.
  5. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    I was about to suggest that!
    Could any of your "subjects" assist?