Britain declassifies KGB files relevant to Prague Spring events

The British authorities have declassified part of a large collection of KGB files smuggled out of Russia in 1992 by senior KGB official Vasili Mitrokhin, the AP news agency reported on Monday. The so-called “Mitrokhin archive” is considered to be the biggest and most significant collection of documents relating to the work of the KGB and its agents. Among others, the files list undercover agents sent to Czechoslovakia to infiltrate the dissidents behind the 1968 Prague Spring pro-democracy movement. The declassified files can be viewed at Cambridge University.