KGB learned of the program and wanted to get its hands on the technology. To that end they kidnapped scientist Anton Baklanov. Lockheed SR-71 was the first attempt at stealth technology and was developed by John Skeevers. As a result of building the aircraft, he developed cancer later on in life.
The Americans is an American television series, created by Joe Weisberg, a former CIA officer turned screenwriter, which premiered on January 30, 2013, on the FX network. It is a 1980s Cold War drama about a group of Soviet KGB officers who have been trained to impersonate American citizens, so that each one can become a sleeper agent, with a cover which may even include an unwitting spouse and family.
It’s one of the ironies of this work that so many lives depend on one man’s relationship with an adolescent girl.
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