Soviet spy George Blake dies in Russia at 98

Former Soviet spy George Blake died in Russia at the age of 98.
Blake was the last of a series of spies who broke into British intelligence at the height of the Cold War.
Britain says he exposed hundreds of Western agents, some of whom were executed.
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Unmasked in 1961, he was sentenced to 42 years in London's Wormwood Scrubs Prison.
But in 1966 he escaped and made it over the Iron Curtain.
Blake settled in the Soviet Union, then Russia, where he was celebrated as a hero.
In 1992 he said he believed in the Soviet cause:
"If, as I said, communism had been successful, if it had been able to build a society that was both just, where there was equality, and where there was an abundance of goods, that was the intention, then it would the Soviet empire of course does not do this. " have dissolved. "
On Saturday (December 26), Russian President Vladimir Putin paid tribute to Blake.
In a statement he called him an expert in vitality and courage.
Blake was awarded a medal by Putin in 2007 and received a pension from the KGB, the former Russian security service.
He did not regret his past and said that everything was logical and natural.
Video transcript
- Former Soviet spy George Blake died in Russia at the age of 98. Blake was the last of a series of spies who broke into British intelligence at the height of the Cold War. Britain says he exposed hundreds of Western agents, some of whom were executed.
Unmasked in 1961, he was sentenced to 42 years in London's Wormwood Scrubs Prison. But in 1966 he escaped and made it over the Iron Curtain. Blake settled in the Soviet Union, then Russia, where he was celebrated as a hero. In 1992 he said he believed in the Soviet cause.
GEORGE BLAKE: If, as I said, communism had been successful, if we had done it - it could have built a society that was both fair, where there was equality and where there was an abundance of goods, as it was intended - an abundance of goods - then of course the Soviet empire would not have dissolved.
- On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid tribute to Blake. In a statement he called him an expert in vitality and courage. Blake was awarded a medal by Putin in 2007 and received a pension from the KGB, the former Russian security service. He did not regret his past and said that everything was logical and natural.
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