Head of MI6 whose achievements included bringing the double agent Oleg Gordievsky out of the Soviet Union
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Wednesday 25 February 2009
Thursday 19 February 2009
It’s the Liberal Democrats’ greatest coup since Lembit Opik stepped out and pulled a Cheeky Girl.
Monday 02 February 2009
Tatler's Geordie Greig has been nominated to become the Evening Standard's new editor, it was announced today.
Friday 23 January 2009
Yuri Nosenko: KGB agent whose defection to the United States was one of the Cold War's most dramatic episodes
Tuesday 02 September 2008
Was he a genuine high-value defector – or a KGB plant sent by Moscow to discredit an earlier defector and to lay to rest suspicions that the Kremlin had had a hand in the assassination of John F. Kennedy? The tale of Yuri Nosenko, one of the most controversial figures of the Cold War espionage struggle, divided the CIA from the moment he first contacted the agency in Geneva in 1962 until the day he died.
Friday 22 August 2008
Saturday 02 August 2008
The British government has given up hope of bringing the killer of Alexander Litvinenko to justice and is now concentrating its efforts on trying to ensure that similar murders do not take place in this country in the future, according to a senior source.
Friday 11 July 2008
Russia has accused a British diplomat based in Moscow of spying.
Friday 23 May 2008
Andrei Nekrasov's documentary has edgy topicality – the fatal poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in a London restaurant last November – but not much in the way of clarity or even cold, hard facts.
Friday 02 May 2008
Sunday 06 April 2008
Police are investigating allegations that a former Russian spy who defected to Britain was poisoned in an attempt to assassinate him.
Sunday 30 March 2008
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Following in the footsteps of the veteran Soviet KGB chief Yuri Andropov was always going to be hard. Vitaly Fedorchuk – who had presided for 12 years over the Ukrainian KGB – was brought to Moscow in May 1982 as Andropov's successor. A crony of the ailing Leonid Brezhnev, Fedorchuk was in the arrogant, crude and unimaginative mould of later Soviet bureaucrats.
Tuesday 22 January 2008
The British Council and I go back a long way. It was thanks to the British Council that I was able to take 10 months out of my course at Oxford to study at a Russian university in one of the more frigid seasons of the cold war. More recently, I have been the grateful recipient of invitations to seminars and conferences, meeting people I might not otherwise have met in places I might not otherwise have visited.
Thursday 17 January 2008
The head of the British Council's office in St Petersburg was detained on drink-driving charges in the latest escalation of the UK-Russia diplomatic dispute which yesterday saw the KGB successor agency enter the fray.
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