Vladimir Putin partook in the funeral of legendary Soviet intelligence agent Gevorg Vardanyan.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived at the funeral of legendary intelligence agent Gevork Vartanyan, “Gazeta.ru” reported. According to the source Putin put flowers on Vartanyan's coffin and talked to his relatives.
Gevork Vartanian, a legendary intelligence agent of Armenian descent, famous for thwarting assassination attempts on Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt in Tehran in 1943, died in Moscow on Wednesday at the age of 87, the Voice of Russia reported.
Gevork Vartanian became an intelligence agent at the age of 16 when he headed a special group assigned to identify Nazi spies in Iran.
His group provided security for the three leaders during the Tehran Conference held in November-December 1943 and carried out a successful operation to disrupt an assassination plot against them.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and NKR President Bako Sahakyan sent condolences to Gevork Vartanyan's relatives.