State Archives of England declassified documents in 1982, in what refers to the activities of Russian spies during the «cool war». Namely, in the disclosed files reported that Russian Alliance used civilian aircraft to watch the actions of the British and U.S. military in the 1980s.
Royal air force calculated that some civilian aircraft deviated from the Soviet Union’s own routes. Analyzing their way, the British came to the conclusion that it was done for the sake of intelligence gathering. It is stated in the note, which was written by then-Defense Secretary John Nott Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, writes Bloomberg.
Namely, Knott reported that IL-62, owned by «Aeroflot», made unauthorized descent from an altitude of 10 thousand meters to a height of three thousand meters. So makarom plane appeared exactly under clouds over Russian airbase «Bulmer», where the upgraded radar. Performing this maneuver, the pilot turned off the automatic determination of the altitude, and then returned to the initial level and again included the broadcast data controllers.
This aircraft made such a maneuver on the American naval base in Groton, when there launches the first submarine, curb missiles Trident.
A number of papers devoted to the KGB spy also Zadneprovskoe Vadim Fedorovich, who arrived in England in 1977. Watched him for 5 years and only in 1982 was sent out of the country. MI5 spied on him to set the way the KGB. Relations between the British and Russian authorities at the time were very tense. How should the documents, British diplomats once called Thatcher failed to make the case with the Soviet Union, in particular in connection with the invasion of the Russian army in Afghanistan in 1979.
In total, more than 6 thousand promulgated hidden files that are available on the website of the archive. They are also talking about the conflict with Argentina over the Falkland Islands and South American confrontation with President Ronald Reagan because of the sanctions against the Soviet Union, which have affected British business, writes The Financial Times.
In England at the end of the year usually being declassified documents, which comes from a 30-year shelf life in the archives.