Soviet spy radio found in pristine condition buried in German city of Cologne

Soviet spy radio found in pristine condition buried in German city of Cologne (Jürgen Vogel/LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn)

Archaeologists recently discovered a Soviet spy radio after almost 30 years since the fall of the Soviet Union buried in a forest in the German city of Cologne.

The archaeologists found the radio in pristine condition while they were digging for the remains for a Roman villa in Cologne, according to a report by the Live Science news website.

“Everything in the box was carefully encased in wrapping paper — it is a factory-fresh radio,” Live Science quoted archaeologist Erich Classen from the Rhineland Regional Association as saying.

The radio is believed to have been used by "Stasi" agents from the Soviet-controlled German Democratic Republic. Sensitive landmarks found near the discovered radio include the Jülich Nuclear Research Center and a military airbase at Nörvenich were American nuclear missiles were based until 1995.

According to the archaeologists, the Soviet spy radio will go on display at the Landes Museum in Bonn until March 29.
 

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