Category Archives: Cold War

On This Day — U2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers Exchanged in Spy Swap for KGB Rudolf Ivanovich Abel (February 10 1962)

“He [Francis Gary Powers ] performed his duty in a very dangerous mission and he performed it well, and I think I know more about that than some of his detractors and critics know, and I am glad to say … Continue reading

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Former Double Agent : “Self-destruction of humankind has been put back on the agenda”

“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 … Continue reading

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