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    The Hero Who Betrayed His Country

    The Hero Who Betrayed His Country

    An ethnic Russian serving in Estonia’s military had something to hide. Now he’s in prison as a convicted traitor.



    The moment he stepped outside the house, though, two men dressed in plain clothes approached him and identified themselves as police officers.

    Lengthy but good article in The Atlantic describes how the Kremlin recruits/blackmails Europeans to work for Russian intelligence.


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    Re: The Hero Who Betrayed His Country

    Rogue Valley:

    Meh. Metsava and Volin made really bad choices and then sold Estonian state secrets and allied-state secrets to Russia. They cut deals to testify against their former Russia handlers. Nothing heroic here by my reckoning, just stupidity compounded by greed and treason.

    I don't have to tell a worldly soul like yourself that this is how the dirty world of espionage is conducted by both East and West, to use old Cold War idioms, so our side is no better than theirs in their methods of recruitment.

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    Re: The Hero Who Betrayed His Country

    Your always dependable excursion into equivalence is noted Fagan Evilroddy.


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