Zeman spokesman hits out over “Russian propaganda” claim

The spokesman for President Miloš Zeman has hit out a study by two think tanks, the Czech European Values and Slovakia’s Central European Policy Institute, suggesting the head of state, the Communist Party and some Social Democrats were the “most frequent bearers” of Russian propaganda in the Czech Republic, the news website Lidovky.cz reported. Mr. Zeman’s spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said on his Facebook page that it was sad that at a time when Czech were remembering the 1968 invasion and the propaganda-filled normalization period that followed there were today propaganda and pressure groups using similar methods.