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Putin names Caucasus mountain peak in honor of Russian spies

MOSCOW, December 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin named on Thursday a mountain peak in the Caucasus in honor of Russian spies.

The former president's office has said that the one-time KGB agent signed a resolution to name the Sugan Ridge mountain peak the Peak of Russian Counterintelligence Agents.

It said the proposal was made by the republic of North Ossetia's parliament on December 5.

The previously nameless 3269-meter high mountain is located in the westernmost area of North Ossetia, close to the border with Georgia.

Putin served for 16 years with the KGB and later as chief of its successor, the FSB.

Come, my friends, 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
by poemless on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 03:29:54 PM EST
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