There are rules in life, you know.
I mean, there's heeding the social contract, being nice to dogs and cats, obeying the many and various laws of the land and so on.
One rule you never, ever break is asking Internet denizens a serious question.
In the beginning, the man who lit the fuse on the Cold War timebomb couldn't get anyone to listen to him.
Igor Gouzenko was a relatively low-level cipher clerk at the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa when, faced with an order to return to Russia with his family, he opted in September 1945 to defect instead.
Armed with more than 100 incriminating files…