Book Discussion on Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer

Interviewed on stage by radio talk show host Jim Bohannan, Mr. Feifer talked about the book he wrote with Victor Cherkashin, Spy… read more

Interviewed on stage by radio talk show host Jim Bohannan, Mr. Feifer talked about the book he wrote with Victor Cherkashin, Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer: The True Story of the Man Who Recruited Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames, published by Basic Books. Mr. Feifer told the story of former KGB spy handler Victor Cherkashin who worked for the Soviet intelligence agency from 1953 to 1991. During that time Cherkashin recruited Americans to spy for the Soviet Union. In the book, Mr. Cherkashin gave reasons why he believed men like Aldrich Ames and Robert Hannsen turned against their country. During his presentation Mr. Feifer showed slides of illustrations from the book. After the interview Mr. Feifer answered audience members' questions. 

Mr. Feifer was a former Moscow correspondent for Radio Free Europe. close

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Book Discussion on Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer

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Program ID:
180552-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 20, 2005
Last Aired:
May 2, 2008

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  • Feb 20, 2005 | 4:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 13, 2005 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 25, 2005 | 7:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 28, 2008 | 9:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 29, 2008 | 2:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 29, 2008 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 02, 2008 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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