Russia to honour spy
Russia has named a square after notorious British spy Kim Philby.
Moscow’s mayor Sergei Sobyanin ordered that an intersection in the southwest of the Russian capital — near the headquarters of its Foreign Intelligence Service — be renamed Kim Philby Square.
The British double agent defected to the Soviet Union in 1963 and died in 1988. The move comes as relations between London and Moscow are at their worst since the end of the Cold War.
Considered Britain’s biggest Cold War traitor, Philby was a senior secret service officer. He was exposed in the 1960s after passing information to Moscow over three decades.