The news that Edward Snowden has arrived in Moscow has a pleasantly nostalgic feeling to it. It sounds like the Cold War all over again. It is a shame for Snowden that Burgess, Maclean, Philby et al are all long gone, or he would have had a ready-made circle of friends. Then again, according to the FT, Snowden may only be passing through Moscow en route to Cuba and then to Venezuela. By the end of such a long journey, he could be completely Caracas. Read more
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