NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 12, 1985
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(Studio) Defection of head of KGB in London reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(London, England) Significance of Oleg Gordievsky's defection for both USSR and West intelligence discussed; scenes shown. [SOVS. - decline comment.] His role as double agent for several years considered; Britain's expulsion of alleged Soviet spies identification by Gordievsky noted. 1983 expulsion of translator Anatoly Chernov recalled. [USSR embassy spokesperson Alexei NIKIFOROV - denies allegations.] [For. minister Geoffrey HOWE - defs. expulsions.] [KGB EXPERT - explains importance of Gordievsky's defection.]
REPORTER: Phil Bremen
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