Russian colonel sentenced to 13 years for spying for Britain

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A retired Russian secret service colonel has been convicted of treason in Moscow for betraying Russian intelligence agents to Britain's MI6 secret service, and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

"According to the court, Sergei Skripal is guilty of state treason through the transfer of state secrets to ... the British secret service," Yevgeny Komissarov, a spokesman for Moscow's military court where Skripal was tried, told AFP Wednesday.
I'm curiious how he would be thanked in the UK in 2019?
 
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KGB_resident said:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060809/wl_uk_afp/russiabritaindiplomacytrialspysentence;_ylt=Akem3_YnoSzsESYYoJPSVJNvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTA0cDJlYmhvBHNlYwM-

A retired Russian secret service colonel has been convicted of treason in Moscow for betraying Russian intelligence agents to Britain's MI6 secret service, and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

"According to the court, Sergei Skripal is guilty of state treason through the transfer of state secrets to ... the British secret service," Yevgeny Komissarov, a spokesman for Moscow's military court where Skripal was tried, told AFP Wednesday.
I'm curiious how he would be thanked in the UK in 2019?
He'd be met by apathetic customs officials, be allowed into the country without a visa - or he could claim asylum. He'd be greeted with benefits from our taxes, a council house and before he'd walked 30m he'd be done over by a hoody and charged by the police for bruising said hoody's knuckles. Why would any foreigner want to spy for us anymore?
 
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crabby said:
KGB_resident said:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060809/wl_uk_afp/russiabritaindiplomacytrialspysentence;_ylt=Akem3_YnoSzsESYYoJPSVJNvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTA0cDJlYmhvBHNlYwM-

A retired Russian secret service colonel has been convicted of treason in Moscow for betraying Russian intelligence agents to Britain's MI6 secret service, and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

"According to the court, Sergei Skripal is guilty of state treason through the transfer of state secrets to ... the British secret service," Yevgeny Komissarov, a spokesman for Moscow's military court where Skripal was tried, told AFP Wednesday.
I'm curiious how he would be thanked in the UK in 2019?
He'd be met by apathetic customs officials, be allowed into the country without a visa - or he could claim asylum. He'd be greeted with benefits from our taxes, a council house and before he'd walked 30m he'd be done over by a hoody and charged by the police for bruising said hoody's knuckles. Why would any foreigner want to spy for us anymore?
Taking into account this story, unlikely that many would be British spies.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/4096439.stm

A former KGB defector living in Northumberland has begun a hunger strike because he claims he has been mistreated by the British government.

Viktor Makarov, 49, spent five years in a labour camp in Russia after being caught spying for Britain
By contrast

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4628939.stm

The Cold War spy Melita Norwood, whose secret life was unmasked six years ago has died aged 93.

Mrs Norwood, from Bexleyheath, south London, worked for the KGB for 40 years and was believed to be the Soviet's longest serving spy in the UK.
93 years. No so bad, taking into account that espionage is very nervous profession.
 

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