Interview with OLEG GORDIEVSKY: How the KGB Helps Gorbachev

OLEG GORDIEVSKY was once the KGB's station chief in London -- and Britain's most valued double agent. He fled to the West in 1985, just before he was to be executed.

Q. If glasnost had happened sooner, would you still have defected?

A. I deliberately and purposefully had started to cooperate with the British in order to help the security of Britain and the West, the U.S. not least, and continued as a British agent for years, and was prepared to continue for many more years, even though I knew my situation was getting increasingly dangerous. Then I was trapped by the KGB by a false excuse and taken to Moscow, where I was drugged and interrogated. So in my case, it was a long collaboration with the British, and then a...

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