Two Canadian infants died in 1962. Two decades later, their names were resurrected by Kremlin spymasters as part of the most successful espionage programs of all time.
Gordon Corera is the author of Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories, and the Hunt for Putin's Spies. He has been a security correspondent for BBC News since 2004, and has reported from across the United States, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He is the author of Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage; The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6; and Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network. He was educated at Oxford and Harvard universities, and lives in England.
The ex-KGB official has always lionized spies. He is also paranoid and bitter over what he perceives as the West’s humiliation of Russia. It’s a toxic combo.