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Cold War - Espionage
Cold War - Espionage

"It's like being a public toilet attendant: It stinks, but someone has to do it," said the double agent Donald Maclean about his job. This very sobering verdict on the activity of spies, had nothing in common with their portrayals in the movies, with Martinis and beautiful women.

The Cold War was also an intelligence war, fought not only with the latest technology, but also with the principle that the ends justify the means, which meant the use of violence and terror.