Kim Philby: Spy honoured by plaque at Moscow FSB HQ





Russia has honoured British Cold War spy Kim Philby with a plaque at the headquarters of the country's foreign intelligence agency.

Philby, who defected to the Soviet Union in 1963, is depicted in a sculptured portrait on the plaque as the two-faced Roman god of gates, Janus.

Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov attended the ceremony in Moscow.

Philby passed secrets to the Soviets while working for British intelligence.

Philby, who died in 1988, was part of the infamous Cambridge spy ring.

He retired from British intelligence in the mid-1950s, but continued to work as a journalist until 1963, when fear of exposure led him to flee....



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