KGB Spies Revealed

Recently released documents reveal the names of nearly 1,000 KGB spies from the Cold War era.

In July, documents that had remained secret for more than two decades were finally released to the public, revealing the names of KGB spies.


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Some of the spies whose names were released were part of the biggest intelligence leaks in history, such as Guy Burgess and Melita Norwood. The records run more than 40 pages and include about 1,000 names of Soviet spies located in various NATO countries, including America and Britain.


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The papers were collected and written by senior KGB official Vasili Mitrokhin, who was a secret dissident of the Soviet Union. Mitrokhin collected files for years in his home and reported plans for operations and performance reviews of Soviet spies abroad. In 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Mitrokhin fled the country and took his files to a British embassy in an unknown Baltic State. The files, typed in Russian, were released by the Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge University to researchers and filled 19 boxes.

Read more at the MailOnline

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