For the first time since 2003, the Lukov March – which honors a Nazi collaborator – did not take place in Sofia, Bulgaria last weekend. But that doesn’t mean far-right groups didn’t mark the occasion
Michael Colborne is a Canadian journalist based in Prague who covers all things central and eastern Europe. He tweets at @ColborneMichael.
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