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.

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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