George life turn gave various plots to the thriller films in Hollywood in 1970s and later with various fantasy fictional diction by Lady Director: Doris Wishman in 1970 and later others.
Former KGB chief now President Putin paid depated soul tributes. Russian President Vladimir Putin, himself an ex-KGB agent, on Saturday expressed his “deep condolences” to Blake’s family and friends.
In a message published on the Kremlin website, the Russian leader noted Blake’s “invaluable contribution to ensuring strategic parity and maintaining peace on the planet”.
Double agent tales from Netherlands to Russia with love.The former MI6 agent turned Russian spy George Blake has died aged 98, according to Russian media.
Former MI6 agent turned Russian spy George Blake has died aged 98.
The state-owned news agency RIA Novosti said his death was confirmed by Sergei Ivanov, the head of the press bureau of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR).
Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence service Sergei Ivanov told the TASS state news agency.
“He sincerely loved our country and admired our people’s achievements during World War II,” Ivanov added.
A former member of the Dutch resistance during World War II then an agent of the British foreign intelligence service MI6, Blake offered his services to the Soviets in the 1950s after witnessing US bombings against the civilian population during the Korean War.
He provided the names of hundreds of MI6 agents to the KGB and revealed the existence of a secret tunnel in East Berlin that was used to spy on the Soviets.
In 1961, the former MI6 officer was jailed for 42 years for spying for Russia during the Cold War, but he escaped from Wormwood Scrubs in 1966.
Born in Rotterdam in 1922, he moved to England where he joined the Royal Navy and was later asked to join the British Secret Service.
Over nine years, the Soviet spy handed over information that led to the betrayal of at least 40 MI6 agents in Eastern Europe.
He was jailed in London in 1960, but escaped in 1966 and fled to Russia.
The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service said Blake “had a genuine love for our country”.