Soviet Defector's Stash Of Spying Secrets Made Public
More than 20 years later, Cambridge University has released a trove of KGB documented handed over by a Soviet defector.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | July 7, 2014
In what’s being described as one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history, a trove of KGB documents are now public — detailing a network of Soviet spies leading double lives in the U.S. and Britain.
That may sound familiar to fans of FX’s series “The Americans” — a show about undercover agents living in the suburbs. (Via FX / "The Americans)
The show’s creators say they drew inspiration from the work of disillusioned KGB officer Vasili Mitrokhin who smuggled his handwritten notes out of Russia in 1992 before turning them over to Britain. (Via CBS)