Back to Russia House

Back to Russia House

Coming in from the cold got too hot for Edward Lee Howard, the CIA's only known cold-war defector to the KGB. After a short interlude in Stockholm, during which Swedish authorities considered whether he had spied against their government, Howard scurried back to Russia. "He's safe in Moscow," said Howard's lawyer. U.S. Department of Justice officials, frustrated because espionage is not included in the U.S.-Swedish extradition treaty, vowed in a statement "to bring Howard to trial no matter how long it may take."


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