In the United States at the age of 73 years died, the former KGB major Viktor Sheymov, in 1980 fled from the Soviet Union, the CIA, writes the Washington Post.
According to the publication, Shamov died October 18, however, it has become known only now. His death confirmed by wife Olga. The newspaper notes that the cause of death Samova was complications of lung disease.
To escape from the USSR Sheymov worked in the eighth chief Directorate of the KGB, engaged in coding, communications and technical security. In 1980, his, his wife and daughter evacuated from Moscow CIA agents. The rest of my life Sheymov held in the United States.