Last spring, two Plain Truth editors visited the nations of Eastern Europe on a tour sponsored by the National Press Club of Washington, D.C. Here, in words and pictures, is part one of their story. Riding on the bus from the airport into the heart of Prague, I was puzzled. I had made this same jaunt once before, two years previously, but something was strangely different this time. The city was almost deserted. Where had all the good Praguers gone? Shops everywhere were closed; pedestrians were almost nowhere to be seen; the red-and-cream-colored trams were few in number and nearly devoid of their customarily crammed human cargoes. Only an occasional Skoda or Tatra automobile sped past our coach-load of travel-weary Americans to break up the expanse of empty pavement.
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