Mlynář, Zdeněk

Zdeněk Mlynář. After he and Gorbachev were roommates in university, they remained lifelong closest friends. Mlynář was one of the leaders of the Prague Spring, for which he was severely punished. The two men could not communicate for many years but eventually resumed their friendship. Their discussions about the past and their respective political evolutions was published under the title, “Conversations with Gorbachev.” See above, for his photo with Alexander Dubček, and also see pp. 68,73,75-76,83, 313-14.