The Complete History of Bond Villains

General Georgi Koskov

Appeared In: The Living Daylights (1987)
Played By: Jeroen Krabbe
Diabolical Weapon: Guns
Killed By: Arrested, but it is assumed he was put to death

General Georgi Koskov was a defected KGB officer who lied to MI6 about his successor putting out an order to assassinate all known spies. The hope was that Bond would kill his successor—who was investigating Koskov for embezzlement—and Koskov would be free to continue supporting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. It’s a bit on the outlandish side, but the Bond movies from the ‘80s usually fell into these types of traps by attempting to introduce real-world politics and failing miserably.

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