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June 2017

BBC INTERVIEW: THE SPY WHO CHANGED HISTORY

Svetlana discusses her book with FBI's official historian John Fox.

July 2014

SVETLANA UNVEILS THE KGB'S SECRET CACHES OF EXPLOSIVES

From the Mitrokhin archive, Svetlana showed Ren TV of Russia the long hidden secret maps of explosives and gold hidden by the KGB around Europe. During the Cold War Soviet agents built caches of arms and gold around Europe for sabotage operations in the event of war

April 2015

SVETLANA HELPS TO UNCOVER THE CAMBRIDGE SIXTH MAN CEDRIC BELFRAGE

The BBC's security correspondent Gordon Correra was helped by Svetlana with an in depth story of another Soviet spy. Cedric Belfrage was the Hollywood spy giving vital information to Russia in WW2.

RADIO INTERVIEWS

 

BBC TODAY PROGRAMME: KGB SPIED ON THEIR OWN SPIES

July 7, 2014

Cambridge University’s Christopher Andrew and historian Svetlana Lokhova discuss the “distrust” the KGB felt towards the Cambridge Five.

BBC NEWSHOUR TAKES A LOOK INSIDE KGB DEFECTOR MITROKHIN'S DOSSIER OF SPIES AND SPYING

July 7, 2014

Cambridge University has for the first time made available to the public files smuggled out of Russia by a KGB official in 1992. They were secretly copied over a period of ten years by the KGB archivist Vasili Mitrokhin and hidden, buried in a milk churn, until after the collapse of the Soviet Union when he fled to Britain. Svetlana Lokhova is a historian specialising in the history of the Russian intelligence services. She told BBC Newshour's Razia Iqbal how the files ended up in Cambridge. 
(Picture shows Svetlana Lokhova in the Newshour studio.)

SOVIET SPY SECRETS REVEALED

July 8, 2014

In 1992, a scruffy KGB officer named Vasili Mitrokhin traveled to the Latvian capital of Riga, carrying with him bundles of top secret material. It was information that he had acquired through his job as ́́́senior archivist for the Soviet Union's foreign intelligence service. 
He delivered the documents to the British embassy, where he started a process that led the British government to help retrieve 25,000 pages of files hidden in his house. The files covered Soviet operations dating back to the 1930's.
These original documents were one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history — a veritable who's who of Soviet spying — and they have now been made public after being held in secret for two decades.
Svetlana Lokhova is an expert on Russian intelligence history.

HISTORIAN SAYS MITROKHIN ARCHIVE SHOWS VALUE OF HUMAN INTELLIGENCE

July 07, 2014

As a senior KGB archivist, Vasily Mitrokhin meticulously collected thousands of documents for more than a decade and organized them for another eight years before defecting to the United Kingdom in 1992. The Cambridge-based Churchill Archives Center is now releasing large portions of his trove to the public for the first time.

Svetlana Lokhova, a specialist in the history of the Soviet intelligence services, says the release provides historians a groundbreaking opportunity to detail the work of the famed intelligence agency. She spoke with RFE/RL's Glenn Kates.

ARCHIVIST'S HAUL OF DOCUMENTS SHEDS LIGHT ON KGB WORK

July 10 2014

Caches of weapons were stored around the United Kingdom and other western nations by Soviet agents during the Cold War, so they could be used in a future war.
Details about these arms caches and the Soviet agents that hid them are outlined in KGB documents that were smuggled out of the former Soviet Union by Russian archivist Vasiliy Mitrokhin. 
These documents have been revealed to the public for the first time this week by The Churchill Archives Centre at University of Cambridge.