. George Blake: Soviet Cold War spy and former MI6 officer dies in Russia « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC NEWS/George Blake, the former MI6 officer and one of the Cold War’s most infamous double agents, has died aged 98, Russian media has reported.

Over nine years, the Soviet spy handed over information that led to the betrayal of at least 40 MI6 agents in Eastern Europe.

He was jailed in London in 1960, but escaped in 1966 and fled to Russia.

The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service said Blake “had a genuine love for our country”.

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