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Devolution of a Roofman
Listen to real spies in real
conversations — 65 minutes of embedded audio!

John Pansini / Roofer

Who could have imagined that an ordinary guy like this would get caught up in Cold War intrigue?

And who could have imagined that he would have the balls to tape his conversations with the FBI? He bugged the buggers!

Only in America can a roofer do to them what the NSA has been doing to us for years.

Mikhail L. Katkov / GRU Officer

December 17, 1987, and this other guy is not having a good day. He just got arrested by the FBI and is about to be expelled. He can kiss his career goodbye.

For him, it's back to the U.S.S.R. No wonder he looks so sad.