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Deadly lipstick and a cipher machine in a spy accessories display

A CIA agent and a KGB man will collaborate in a museum that will open in Washington

A gun in the shape of a lipstick

"Enigma", the machine used by the Nazis to encrypt military transmitters and exploded
by a British mathematician, and a letter from the spy Mata Hari, are two
Among the exhibits that the public will be able to view in a new museum on espionage matters,
which is about to open this summer in Washington.

"When you think of espionage, you usually think of cities like Berlin or Vienna," he says
Peter Ernst, the director of the museum, "but today, Washington is also a
An arena of espionage, which is certainly happening around us constantly."

The International Spy Museum will display spy accessories from different countries,
Including tiny cameras, cipher machines and other accessories - like lipstick
that can be converted into a gun, made in the Soviet Union. At Ernst's side, man
Former CIA, about 60 years old Yavov Oleg Klugin, KGB agent
in the past Klugin will join the museum's board of directors soon after

The simulation of the museum. The world's largest permanent display of affairs

to end his fight in Russia, which is currently working to extradite him on charges
betrayal. Klugin dismisses the threat of extradition, and promises that he will frame you
The Russian subpoena and will also make it an exhibit in the new museum.

Kelloggin was a senior commander in the K-G-B, and was in charge of espionage operations
The opposite in the US. Today he is one of the many ex-spies out there
in the USA. He appears on talk shows and works as a consultant. Klugin explains
Because the FSB - the Russian Federal Security Agency - are interested
in his extradition because he appeared in a documentary, in which it was implied that the intelligence
The Russian carried out terrorist attacks in Moscow and blamed it on the Chechens. he
He was invited to Russia to "prove his innocence" in the matter, but as a KGB member
The former does not believe in the proposal.

Ernst held the same position as Klugin, on the other side of a screen
The Iron: He employed agents and infiltrated Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
As a man who had been a secret agent all his life, he felt uncomfortable talking about his exploits,
But he is happy to tell about the museum and the exhibitions that will be presented there. as mentioned,
One of the prominent exhibits will be the German "Enigma" machine. the machine
was used by the Germans to encrypt military transmitters, without them knowing that the cipher of
The machine was cracked by the British mathematician, Alan Turing.

Other exhibits are a letter written by the well-known spy Mata Hari
which operated during World War I, and a boot used by British pilots
in World War II to hide tools that would help them escape if shot down
their plane.

In the museum shop, visitors will be able to buy spy kits and souvenirs
others. One of them is a shirt for babies with the inscription: "I am an ass."
Constant monitoring". The cafe on site will be called "Zola", after Emil
Zola, who defended Alfred Dreyfus who was accused of espionage.

The image of CIA agents among the American public has seen increases
and rebellions, and in recent years the spies have suffered from a low image. but after
The intelligence failure that became clear with the events of September 11, got problems
The agents pay more attention.

The war in Afghanistan helped the CIA to improve its image of legitimacy
The operations carried out by the special units, which were the first to be sent to war. officer
CIA Mike Spahn was the first American killed in the war. and so,
After a period when few asked to join the service at the agency, he says
The number of applicants to join the CIA today is higher than ever.

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  1. What a voice! I'm coming there! But there is something cooler that there is in the street festival! Worth watching (on the tenth and ninth) next week!

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