Papers released today under the 'we've sobered up after thiry years' rule tell a revealing story of cold war espionage and a policy of only recruiting Cambridge undergraduates found unconscious in the gutter in the early hours of the morning.
'I've only got the vaguest recollection of that whole period' said Moscow spymaster Vladimir Ureyev. 'We'd decided that the best people to recruit as spies had to be able to compete with us in a vodka chugging contest, and as a result we spent all our time in smokey pubs, or on the floor. It was an amazing time and we gathered lots of valuable information about lock-ins, underground gay bars and the best places to find a kebab at 3am in the fens. We learned sod all about the UK's missile programme though. We were just realising that sober and religious men make the best traitors when the bloody Berlin wall came down. Next time maybe.'