September 2nd, 2003

KNM Norge at full speed trials

Russian diplomat defects to Norway

According to Norwegian media a 53 year old Russian diplomat has defected to Norway upon arriving here to take up position as attaché at the Russian embassy in Oslo. Apparently the diplomat has a background from Russian intelligence, and he is presently being questioned by PST, the Norwegian "secret" police. The newsitems say that foreign intelligence-services, in particular MI6, are interested in the defector. This is the first such case since the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

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