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Balkan Square in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Standing on the left in the picture is Richard Hašek, the grandson of Švejk's author, Jaroslav Hašek.

 

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Once again, Richard Hašek, this time with Czech literary historian Radko Pytlík.

 


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The statue of the Good Soldier Švejk in the Balkan Square before two shopping centers were built around it and it ended up standing in an open air passage way between the two commercial buildings.