Skip to comments.Did this man kill Cold War spy Georgi Markov with umbrella?
Posted on 03/23/2013 2:08:55 PM PDT by the scotsman
'It was one of the most audacious acts of the Cold War which could have come straight from the pages of a spy novel.
Georgi Markov was jabbed with an umbrella which fired a poison pellet into his leg as he crossed Waterloo Bridge. He died three days later and for almost 35 years mystery has surrounded the whereabouts of his killer.
Now the prime suspect has been tracked down to a small Austrian town where he works as an antiques dealer.
Francesco Gullino, 66, who was known by his Communist handlers as 'Agent Piccadilly', lives in a rundown flat in Wels. He was named in Bulgarian files as their only agent in London when the regime's secret services backed by the KGB had Markov 'liquidated'.
Gullino left Britain the day after the attack and flew to Rome, where it is alleged he stood in a particular spot in St Peter's Square in order to send a signal to his Bulgarian handler.
Now, in an interview carried out by German filmmakers, Gullino has admitted he was 'probably' in London at the time of Markov's murder although he denies involvement in the plot.'
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They should make an example of this cowardly person.
“They should make an example of this cowardly person.”
They should, and they should not stop with him. They always go after the low-level goons and let the big fish swim away.
If they intended to, they wouldn’t have leaked his identity.
Now that he’s been “outed” as it were, the Russian thugocracy won’t let him live, or will require him to move to Russia and remain there for the remainder of his life.
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