Former British spy George Blake. File photo: AFP Former British spy George Blake. File photo: AFP
Former British spy George Blake. File photo: AFP
Russia

Notorious British-Soviet double agent George Blake dies in Russia at 98

  • Blake escaped from a British jail in 1966 while serving a 42-year sentence for passing secrets to Moscow
  • London says the ex-spy, feted as a hero in Russia, exposed the identities of hundreds of Western agents across eastern Europe in the 1950s

Topic |   Russia
Former British spy George Blake. File photo: AFP Former British spy George Blake. File photo: AFP
Former British spy George Blake. File photo: AFP
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