Informed Sources: Jul. 5, 1993

Cold War Treachery Revealed

BONN -- The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service has handed over a list of about 2,000 names, mostly coded, of western Germans who once served as spies for East Germany's secret police, the infamous Stasi. Experts say some are likely to be prominent figures in politics and industry. "There will be some big scandals. Some names are well known," says a Bundestag source. Chancellor Helmut Kohl, in power since well before unification, may have something to worry about: 19 years ago, West German Chancellor Willy Brandt was forced to resign after just one spy was discovered in his...

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