Eventual KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky in Copenhagen in 1976. Photo: AP

When UK and Russia last brawled over spies in 1985, it gutted both their embassies

The tit-for-tat expulsions followed the defection of KGB officer Oleg Gordievsky, and prompted UK ambassador to warn his bosses in London to ‘never engage in a p***ing match with a skunk’

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Eventual KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky in Copenhagen in 1976. Photo: AP
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