Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Russian soldiers who defected and went over to fight for the Nazis during World War II, as discussed in GoldenEye. They were captured, betrayed by the British, and mass murdered by Stalin’s secret police. Turncoat British agent Alec Trevelyan‘s (Sean Bean) parents were Lienz Cossacks who committed suicide after they were betrayed—hence Trevelyan’s vendetta against England and James Bond (Pierce Brosnan).


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