Monday, November 29, 2010


Code-named GT/FITNESS by the Central Intelligence Agency, Varenik, the son of a senior KGB officer, was under journalistic cover when he was recruited in March 1985 in Bonn and revealed details of a KGB plan to plant terrorist bombs. After he had been identified as a spy by Aldrich Ames, he was arrested in November 1985 and shot in February 1987.