“I believe that you will serve our common cause selflessly and courageously. I believe in the final victory over the treacherous enemy. This belief has given me strength. [The men and women of the SVR] must save the world in a situation when the danger of nuclear war and the resulting self-destruction of humankind again have been put on the agenda by irresponsible politicians.”
George Blake — Former KGB Double Agent
On the eve of his 95th birthday, former KGB double agent George Blake said that officers of the SVR — the Russian foreign intelligence service — have “the difficult and critical mission” of saving the world. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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On Friday (November 10 2017), SVR chief Sergei Naryshkin congratulated former KGB double agent George Blake on his birthday, describing him as “a reliable comrade, a man of great wisdom … and a skilful teacher” who had been a role model for the agency’s officers.
George Blake hailed Russia’s modern spies as the heroes of “a true battle between good and evil”. “They must save mankind from nuclear destruction”, he added.
About George Blake
George Blake (born George Behar 11 November 1922) is a British former spy who worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union. He became a Communist and decided to work for the KGB while a prisoner during the Korean War. Discovered in 1961 and sentenced to 42 years in prison, he escaped from Wormwood Scrubs prison in 1966 and fled to the USSR. He was not one of the Cambridge spies, although he associated with fellow traitors Donald Maclean and Kim Philby after reaching the USSR. [Wikipedia]
Cold War Spies George Blake
In Friday’s statement Blake said that after seeing civilians killed by “the American military machine” he decided to become a double agent.
“I realised back then that such conflicts are deadly dangerous for the entire humankind and made the most important decision in my life to cooperate with the Soviet intelligence voluntarily and for free to help protect peace in the world.”
George Blake: Russian spies must save world from nuclear hell — GUARDIAN
Former Double Agent : “Self-destruction of humankind has been put back on the agenda”