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Statement of Karel Schwarzenberg, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the death of Václav Havel

'In Václav Havel we have lost a man who restored dignity to the Czech nation, a man who played a key role in winning freedom for our country in 1989. He was the most famous Czech national, recognized all over the world. Unfortunately, he was more welcome and revered abroad than at home. Though a modest and shy man, he stood his ground when meeting and dealing with the world´s most powerful people. I only hope that at least now will we realize what a man we had in our fellow citizen, and will look up to him as to an example.'