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The spy who came in from the cold: Former KGB agent 'poisoned' in Auckland

Former KGB spy and double agent Boris Karpichkov says he was poisoned on Queen St. Digital image

A former KGB spy turned double agent claims he was poisoned on Auckland's Queen St. Kurt Bayer reveals the incredible story of Boris Karpichkov.

On the morning of November 20, 2006, after his now ritualistic daily internet cafe visit, the most stunning aspect of Karpichkov's remarkable story is said to have happened.

Wandering Auckland's bustling Queen St, stopping to gaze in occasional shop windows and check if he was still being tailed, Karpichkov says he was suddenly attacked by a beggar. He had noticed that he was being watched earlier in the day, by men both on foot and in