Be subtle!be subtle!and use your spies for every kind ofwarfare.

                                       Sun Tzu: The Art of War

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March/April 2018

Return to the Cold War?

It is nearly 30 years since the end of the Cold War, but tensions are increasing between East and West. Tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats may be the precursors to further sanctions.  The poisoning of the Skripals is just the latest in a series of 'insurgencies' by Russia against Britain. The assassination of Alexander Litvinenko, cyber attacks, increasing numbers of Russian military aircraft prodding at UK airspace are things we know about. 

So what is Vladimir Putin's agenda? (Congratulations, by the way, to Vlad on his surprise re-election in March). Does he have a grand plan to overthrow the West, or is it just a blind pathological instinct that drives the ex-KGB/FSB intriguer?

Vlad in Leningrad during his KGB training

Michael George 2016, 2017, 2018


Welcome to SPYSTORY

With an unique collection of stories, photos, maps and references, SPYSTORY gathers together a wealth of hard to find information. Accounts of spies and spymasters reveal some remarkable people and events.     

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Latest News

What happened to all the East's Cold War spies after the Wall came down? Click here to read about the struggles of ex Communist countries as they face their past.


Was Russian spy targeted by Kremlin? Click here to go to News page for analysis. 


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. 



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Last Updated:    29 March 2018

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