LIST OF NATIONAL MINORITIES • Ukrainians 53 000 • Poles 40 000 • Vietnamese 19 000 • Russians 18 000 • Germans 18 000 • Hungarians 9 000 • Romany 5 000 • Mongols 4 000 • Americans 1 500
UKRAINIANS • They represent the largest minority in the Czech Republic • This minority is very long-established. • Their activities are centralized in organizationslike Ukrainian initiative, Association of Ukrainian women, Association of Ukrainians and Friends of Ukraine
POLES • Their activities are centralized in asociations. • Theypublish many magazineslikeGłosludu, Zwrot, KurierPraski. • They also develop culture activities like puppet theathre. • Majority ofPoleslives in Polishborder area.
VIETNAMESE • They representthird largest minority in theCzech Republic. • Their emphasis on respect for traditionsand hospitality is very typical. • Their best-known associations are Czech-Vietnamese Society and Hanoi Club.
RUSSIANS • They live mainly in large cities like Prague or Carlsbad. • Most of them are believers; namely Orthodox christians. • Their social and community life is very noticable. • They are represented in many organizations like Russian tradition or Russian community.
GERMANS • They try to keep their national heritage by teaching German language, singing in Choirs and traditional dancing. • They publish many books in German Language and magazines like Landes Zeitung, Prager Volkszeitung.
ROMANY • They inhabit northern Moravia, northern Bohemia and large cities. • Their culture life is admirable; they are very talented musicians and dancers. • Sportis important for them as well; they have here about 10 football clubs. • They have their own political party named Roma Civic Initiative.