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Czech Cold War Spies.
Following suggestions that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was recruited as a Czech spy, which is denied by Corbyn, there has been a run of stories about the role of John Stonehouse as a communist spy. Although this is old news, it does provide an opportunity to look at a developing and, as yet, unplumbed source of intelligence material.
After the fall of Communism in 1989, former eastern bloc countries began the painful and lengthy process of confronting their past. This has included the publication of names of former members, officers, agents and spies within their secret police, the StB.
These records are now online and provide a rich vein of information about former Czech spies, many of whom were recruited in Britain. Below is the page with Stonehouse's name. There are other names on the page that might be a revelation. Click here to go to the search page to begin a fascinating journey through the secret archives.
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Is the Cold War being re-heated? According to the Centre for Security Studies, more and more Russian spies are operating in the Czech Republic. The reason is simple: this familiar territory, where many veteran spies still live, is now part of the EU and NATO. Despite the best efforts of Czech counter intelligence (BIS), this provides potential access to many Western defence plans.
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Last Updated: 9 March 2018
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