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Episode 289 - The Petrov Affair (1954)

Episode 289 - The Petrov Affair (1954)
18 de dic. de 2023 · 46m 28s

In the 1954 Australian spy defection, high-stakes espionage unfolded when top-ranking Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov sought asylum. Unveiling a web of Cold War intrigue, Petrov exposed a Soviet spy ring...

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In the 1954 Australian spy defection, high-stakes espionage unfolded when top-ranking Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov sought asylum. Unveiling a web of Cold War intrigue, Petrov exposed a Soviet spy ring infiltrating Australian government circles.

As the defection sent shockwaves through international relations, it strained Australia's ties with the Soviet Union. The defection, orchestrated by Western intelligence agencies, shed light on the extent of Soviet espionage in the region. Petrov's revelations reverberated globally, influencing diplomatic strategies and emphasizing the Cold War's covert dimensions.

Join Holly & Matthew as they look into the circumstances and public opinion of the defection, and the local consequences of one man's choice.

Main Theme music – Kevin MacLeod
"Slow Ticking Clock" – Kevin MacLeod
Used under a Creative Commons license.

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