Escape from the KGB

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In 1985, the double agent, Oleg Gordievsky, escaped from under the noses of the KGB, making it from Moscow to the West with the help of British intelligence. Witness tells the story of one of the most dramatic incidents during the Cold War.

(Image: The former KGB headquarters in Moscow)

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11 minutes

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Fri 19 Jul 2013 07:50 GMT

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