Prague names street after Ronald Reagan

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Posted: Jul 01, 2011 12:50 PM
Prague names street after Ronald Reagan

A street in the Czech capital has been named after former U.S. President Ronald Reagan to honor his contribution to the fall of communism.

The street is located in front of the U.S. ambassador's residence in the Prague 6 district. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice helped unveil the new name of the street Friday.

U.S. Ambassador Norman Eisen thanked Prague authorities and called the move a "truly fitting commemoration to the man who in so many ways lay the groundwork for our strong partnership today."

Three other streets in Prague had been previously named after U.S. presidents _ George Washington, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. A statue of Reagan was unveiled Wednesday in Hungary's capital, Budapest.