Talk:Jan Hus Memorial

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in 1915 in opposition to Austrian rule, NOT Russian. Indeed, the Russian rule/domination was some 33 years later. This is very interesting in that there must have been a level of tolerance for such a huge monument to an anti-catholic figure to be erected in a very public square. Up until 1918 the monument coexisted with a statue of St. Mary - the 2 being separated by perhaps only 50 meters. Was the removal of the Madonna a symbolic action to show that the Austrian-Hung. empire no longer held sway? Nevertheless even today the Hus monument is in the shadow of the imposing yet graceful Tyn Cathedral some 80 meters away. (talk) 20:35, 31 October 2010 (UTC)