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British security services recruit Russian-language speakers again

“If Kim Philby or Guy Burgess were able to stroll today around the famous Great Court of their old Cambridge college, Trinity, they might raise an eyebrow at the scruffiness of some students, but otherwise little has changed. It’s not just the surroundings that are remarkably consistent; so is one of the job opportunities: spying.

Making a speech earlier this week, Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, said Russia’s ‘aggressive behaviour’ posed a significant threat to the UK, adding: ‘It is no coincidence that all the agencies are recruiting Russian speakers again.’”

Source: British security services recruit Russian-language speakers again | UK news | The Guardian

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