The authorities of the Czech town Ceske Budejovice was excluded from among the honorary citizens of the deceased Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and the head of the Communist party of Czechoslovakia Klement Gottwald. About it reports “Radio Prague”.
Stalin and Gottwald were elected honorary citizens of the city in 1945. As explained by the mayor of české budějovice jiří Svoboda, when the decision was made, it was certain reasons. However, in the 1950s, the years of Stalin and Gottwald made a number of mistakes that cast a shadow on their name, said the mayor.
In total still an honorary citizen of the city got 118 people. The last honorary citizen of české budějovice became the world’s first woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in 1949.
Ceske Budejovice is a city in the South of the Czech Republic, the administrative center of the South Bohemian region. The population of 93 thousand people.