Ludvik Zifcak, a former member of the Czechoslovak Secret Police, played a role of the catalyst in the staged Velvet Revolution meant to create a regime change from above. He like other secret police agents were tasked with leading a demonstration toward the Wenceslav Square, but they knew that the procession would be intercepted before. Zifcak's role was, moreover, special. He was specifically tasked with playing a student who would "die" at the hands of the "brutal communist police" the member of which he was. And that's exactly what he did. And thus the "news" of a dead student "Ruzicka" was born, which galvanized the protests and created the right atmosphere and pretext for the communist leaders to drop all the levers of power into the lap of the pre-selected "dissident group," which is exactly what they did.
In his recent interview, Zifcak/Ruzicka explains that to facilitate and frame such a transition was also the purpose of his covert employment: he was a "soldier" and so he followed the orders. His job was not to understand them or to think about them. Very early a problem arose for not only it became clear that no student died, but that also the student who was supposed to die was no student, but a communist secret agent used by the communist regime to depose itself--upon the orders from above, that is, from Moscow. In this published interview, Zifcak is also displaying his air ticket, which was issued to him at that time. After faking one's own death as "a student," he was supposed, that is, ordered, to board a plane bound for Moscow where they would take further care of him. He alleges that his strong family ties prevented him to follow this order and he stayed in the country where his cover was then soon blown up, but still not in a way that would have awaken the already much conditioned or zombified populace to which the myth of the Velvet Revolution was already sold together with false assurances and lies of Havel and company. It seems to me that Zifcak's "dereliction of duty" (not boarding the plane for Moscow) most likely saved his life, although it did not help the nation to wake up in time to the truth of what happened.