A Moscow square is being named after Kim Philby (PA)
A Moscow sq. is being named after Kim Philby (PA)

The mayor of Moscow has decreed {that a} sq. close to the headquarters of Russia’s international intelligence service needs to be named after British double agent Kim Philby.

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Sergei Sobyanin signed the order amid tensions between Russia and Britain over the nerve agent poisoning of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.

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Philby joined MI6 in 1940, ultimately heading its counter-espionage division and serving as intelligence liaison with america.

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Kim Philby is being honoured in Moscow (PA)

He resigned in 1951 beneath suspicion that he had tipped off two different double brokers, who fled to Moscow.

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Philby defected to the Soviet Union in 1963, the place he died in 1988.

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