Espionage: The Perfect Spy Story

The Perfect Spy Story

By acclamation, the late Kim Philby holds the title Spy of the Century, and the tale of his flight to the Soviet Union in 1963 is still being retold in books and movies. Three of his fellow spies in England -- Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean and Anthony Blunt -- were also unmasked. But there has long been suspicion that there was a fifth man and much speculation about his identity. Last week the KGB offered confirmation of sorts. After a Moscow screening of a propaganda film on the Soviet intelligence service, British correspondent Rupert Cornwell buttonholed Yuri Modin, who had been...

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