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December 29, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Soviet diplomat Vladimir Markarov began spying for the United States in 1976, the Cold War was in full fury, the Central Intelligence Agency was eager to recruit every Soviet official it could lay its hands on, and the KGB was just as determined to stop the Americans from luring errant diplomats. If Markarov had been exposed at that time, his story would almost certainly have ended badly, with either a lengthy stay in the KGB's Lefortovo prison or a bullet in the head.
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December 29, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Soviet diplomat Vladimir Markarov began spying for the United States in 1976, the Cold War was in full fury, the Central Intelligence Agency was eager to recruit every Soviet official it could lay its hands on, and the KGB was just as determined to stop the Americans from luring errant diplomats. If Markarov had been exposed at that time, his story would almost certainly have ended badly, with either a lengthy stay in the KGB's Lefortovo prison or a bullet in the head.
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