Head of MI6 whose achievements included bringing the double agent Oleg Gordievsky out of the Soviet Union
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Tuesday 15 January 2008
The diplomatic crisis between the UK and Russia – stemming from the radiation poisoning in London of the former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko – escalated significantly yesterday as the Russian government retaliated after Britain decided to reopen two regional cultural offices in defiance of the Kremlin.
Sunday 21 May 2006
Few men have done as much for Barcelona, or Celtic, in an entire career as Henrik Larsson achieved in a little over half an hour as a decisive substitute at the Stade de France on Wednesday evening. The bare statistics tell the tale: 33 minutes of action; two assists for goals; a single yellow card; and a victory that took the European Cup to Catalunya for only the second time and, with it, automatic Champions' League qualification for his Scottish former club.
Friday 24 June 2005
Saturday 18 December 2004
Sunday 12 September 2004
Thirteen years ago, democracy-hungry Russians yelped with joy as a statue to one of the Soviet Union's most brutal secret policemen was toppled. Yesterday, in a potent symbol of the new Putinised Russia, a new statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of what was later to become the KGB, was erected.
Saturday 14 February 2004
Saturday 11 October 2003
Saturday 03 May 2003
Friday 21 February 2003
Tuesday 27 August 2002
Tuesday 30 July 2002
Friday 14 June 2002
Sunday 07 May 2000
Thursday 27 April 2000
Thursday 27 April 2000
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