Amir, the legendary Soviet spy

“One of the legendary Soviet agents of World War II who infiltrated a British spy school and assisted in the Tehran conference has died aged 87 …

Gevork Vartanyan, working under the codename Amir, famously in 1942 managed to attend an entire course at a British training course for spies in Tehran who Britain then wanted to send all over the Soviet Union.

According to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) – the successor to the Soviet KGB – his work helped expose the British network which existed despite London’s wartime alliance with Moscow.”


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