Sep 22, 2009

End of an Era


According to the New York Times, Elizaveta Mukasei, a Soviet spy who was half of one of the most famous husband-and-wife duos in the history of espionage, died at age 97 in Moscow on Saturday. He husband died last year at age 101.

"From the 1940s until the late 1970s, Ms. Mukasei worked with her husband, Mikhail, on a string of undercover operations abroad. They used the code names Zephyr, which was Mikhail’s, and Elza, which was Elizaveta’s, and such was the delicacy of their work that the modern successor to the K.G.B. has yet to disclose the full details of their operations."

One thing is clear: whatever Russia gives it's spies, it should try giving to it's general population. They lived to 97 and 101. He doubled most Russian males' life expectancy. What what?!

9 comments:

Ani said...

Here's another picture of them--another failure for the intrepid U.S. spycatchers :) http://www.oldtimesigns.net/detail_pics/ots586.jpg

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Boris: This is my assistant. She is from Southern England.

Natasha: Cherio, y'all!

LIVLIVS MAXIMVS said...

What does the general population of Russia do for Russia so that deserve that spy's lot?

Ern said...

I'm not saying they earned a spy's lot, but the Russians have been worrying about their dwindling population for years.

Sublime Oblivion said...

The question is not what Russia should give its population, but rather what it should take away. That would be vodka.

LIVLIVS MAXIMVS said...

Vodka - is a pretext, give them a good governance.

Gray333 said...

Can you tell me where you got the picture of the Mukaseis? I am looking for a source for the picture. And also to double check that this is of them.

Thanks!

Ern said...

Hi Gray, admittedly, I just google imaged searched and found it and double checked with the source article.

Ern said...

Here is the link (sorry it's not in English or a regional language):L http://www.chilenos.ru/noticia_454.htm