The ‘Prague Spring’ was headline news as the government and people of Czechoslovakia tried to release themselves from the yoke of communism and the rule of Moscow.
The Russian army moved in under the false belief that they were going to liberate the people from a coup. Expecting cheers and flowers, they were bewildered when they encountered hostility and abuse. Instead of liberating the Czechoslovakian people, the Russian army remained for a further 22 years, subduing any form of dissent.
Dave Foster, founder of Eurovangelism recalls, ”We saw this as an opportunity, so I flew into Prague on a Czech plane. I was the only passenger. On arrival, immigration officials were amazed. I wanted to come in, as everyone else was trying to get out! Together with our Czech brothers we were able to distribute the Word of God to Russian soldiers. It proved that in any situation there is an open window of opportunity for the gospel!”