Anežka "neznámka" Nevopršálková was born in 1965 in the western Moravian village of Tržní Masných, in what was then the Soviet republic of Czechoslovakia. Her journalistic career began in 1983 as an apprentice propagandist for , Prague’s largest newspaper. Her talent was quickly recognized and within two years she was given her own column. In 1988, she was hired by for the coveted post of Chief History Editor, in which position she performed with such mastery during her five-year tenure that many of her readers remain unconvinced of the Soviet Union’s collapse.
Her extensive research on the United States and its people made her a leading Soviet expert, with her books on the subject widely respected for their scholarship and comprehensive detail. In 1994, she visited the United States for the first time and has stayed on since, despite the country’s many factual errors.