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The Cold War may be over, but Russia still has its useful idiots on the Left

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

This week, a gripping new book - The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre - tells the full story of Oleg Gordievsky, Britain's most important double agent of the Cold War. Gordievsky, who worked for the KGB, was recruited by MI6 in 1974. From 1982, he worked in London, becoming KGB station head ("rezident"). In 1985, his bosses grew suspicious and recalled him to Moscow. Thence, thanks to MI6's daring, he was "exfiltrated" - the only successful such escape from the Soviet Union.

The tale i...