Produced by Ekaterina Kochkina
20 November 2019
How A Spy Helped Spark The Velvet Revolution
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.