Between the years of 1968 and 1971, the Cold War was in full swing, and tensions were high. Everybody was following everybody – the atmosphere was electric. Even some of Britain’s top Military Intelligence agents had fled to the East seeking refuge. And Kevin Paul Scarrott, aka Boy Moscow, was travelling regularly between the West and the East.
In the melting pot of thugs, spies, and corrupt officials that was Moscow at the time, everyone was competing or colluding for valuable
information and a slice of the lucrative black market. Everything was for sale, and everybody had their price. The mother of all playgrounds was loaded, cocked, and ready for action. This was the terrain into which fourteen-year-old Boy Moscow found himself entering.
While all the adults stationed or serving in Moscow were forced to follow the strict rules and unyielding regulations of a highly volatile, aggressive regime, the boy had total freedom – the liberty to come and go at will, unrestricted, uncontrolled, and unhindered. In these
most dangerous of times, opportunities abounded. Adventure awaited.
The boy had total freedom
Exploiting the farcical deadlock was an easy task for those who had the guts, ability, and confidence to play the game. In amongst the players was Boy Moscow. Join him on his entertaining, gut-wrenching, and heartwarming Cold War exploits and adventures.
KGB foot soldiers
Residents of the Gruzinsky multinational diplomatic building were routinely under observation and followed, scrutinised, booked and bugged, from morning to night. Even in those deepest of hours in dreamland, the tapes were rolling, waiting for that one gorgeous snippet of juicy information.
‘Hal is an acrobat’
‘Hal is an acrobat, Keith once told me. He can shimmy up a lamp post faster than a tom cat’. That was the day he was playing Hal’s sidekick on a photographic shoot of military hardware in Red Square.
Philby had deceived everybody
I glanced over at Keith as the tittle-tattle continued. I could see he wasn’t happy. In his eyes, Philby had deceived everybody. He was way and beyond any possible remission. My father would have been thoroughly disappointed if he knew about our liaison.
Soviet Guard Armoured Personnel Carrier
Soviet Army October Revolution Parade
Soviet Red Fleet October Revolution Parade
24th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1971
Lenin Mausoleum 1970 - 100th Anniversary of Lenin's birth
GUM Building bold statement "КОММУНИЗМ ПОБЕДИТ" (Communism has won)
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England
British embassy White and Gold Ballroom
The Bolshoi Ballet and Opera Theatre
"Under the Banner of Marxism-Leninism, Under the Leadership of the Communist Party, Forward Toward the Victory of Communism!"