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Playing Dead In Prague: How A Spy Helped Spark The Velvet Revolution


Playing Dead In Prague: How A Spy Helped Spark The Velvet Revolution
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In late November 1989, just over a week after the Berlin Wall's demolition began, a rumor about a student protester killed by police in Prague became a catalyst for Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution But the “dead student” in question appears to have been an employee with the then state security services. Current Time spoke with the ex-officer, Ludvik Zifcak, about his undercover role during the final weeks of communist rule in Czechoslovakia.

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