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Soviet spying legend Gevork Vartanian dies at 87

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:02 am    Post subject: Soviet spying legend Gevork Vartanian dies at 87 Reply with quote

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Soviet spying legend Gevork Vartanian dies at 87
January 11, 2012 | BBC


'Operating in Tehran during World War II, he tracked German commandoes who had arrived to attack a summit attended by Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill.


Photo: Gevork Vartanian

Realising they were being followed, the Germans called off the attack. He also managed to infiltrate British intelligence, exposing a network of secret agents in the USSR. Vartanian did so by getting accepted on a British training course for spies in Tehran.

His wife was a Soviet spy, too, and after the war they worked as a team for the next 30 years.'

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. I don't think I've ever come across this guy. Thanks for the info SPF.
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