When the scruffy-looking KGB officer walked into the British embassy in Riga, the Latvian capital, one of his first demands — after being offered a cup of tea — was that his unique cache of files on Moscow's foreign intelligence operations he smuggled out of the Soviet Union must be published. Twenty years later, Vasili Mitrokhin's wish is beginning to come true. The documents, including more than a hundred pages devoted to KGB claims about its "agents, controllers and cultivations" in Britain during the cold war, have been made available, after vetting by Whitehall weeders, at the Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge University. They say that Melita Norwood, communist party member and secretary of a British research association working on nuclear reactor technology, was recruited in by a former correspondent for the Soviet news agency, TASS, named Rothstein.
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The KGB was, for 50 years, an intelligence agency, using money, sex and blackmail as tools to entice foreigners to betray their countries and hand over secret information. We enter the vaults of the KGB to see the use of the "Honey Trap" -- the use of women in sexual situations to snare victims and obtain secret information. How did the KGB identify U. Marines who worked at the U.