BRITAIN’S oldest traitor still “spies” on his mother country, it has emerged.
George Blake, 98, tunes into the BBC from his home near Moscow.
Britain’s oldest traitor George Blake, 98, is said to still be spying on his mother country by tuning into the BBC from his home near Moscow[/caption]
This week he was honoured as the “patriarch” of Russian intelligence.
His senior position as the oldest spy in Russia was acknowledged as the Foreign Intelligence Service, known as the SVR, marks its centenary.
Blake, an MI6 agent, got 42 years’ jail in 1961 after spying for the KGB.
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He escaped from prison in 1966 and fled to East Germany, then Russia.
Earlier this year, the SVR said: “George Blake walks a lot in the fresh air, listens to his favourite classical music, regularly communicates with relatives and friends on the phone, and consults his physicians remotely.
“The SVR is in constant remote contact with him and his relatives, and provides health monitoring for this honoured person.”
Blake, 98, was honoured as the ‘patriarch’ of Russian intelligence this week[/caption]
The MI6 agent got 42 years’ jail in 1961 for spying on the KGB but fled to East Germany, then Russia after 5 years [/caption]
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