4 episodes

The 1979 Valentine’s Day murder of the highly-regarded American diplomat, Adolph “Spike” Dubs, has been one of the Cold War’s most infamous cold cases - until now. Newly unearthed documents and witness testimony reveal the true circumstances of this unsolved crime. Journalist Arthur Kent follows leads around the world, from Washington D.C. to Moscow to the scene of the crime: Kabul, Afghanistan. The answers to the questions posed by this mystery are as disturbing as the legacy of Spike Dub’s brutal killing. To this day, the aftershocks of that bloody Valentine’s Day continue to be felt around the world.

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The 1979 Valentine’s Day murder of the highly-regarded American diplomat, Adolph “Spike” Dubs, has been one of the Cold War’s most infamous cold cases - until now. Newly unearthed documents and witness testimony reveal the true circumstances of this unsolved crime. Journalist Arthur Kent follows leads around the world, from Washington D.C. to Moscow to the scene of the crime: Kabul, Afghanistan. The answers to the questions posed by this mystery are as disturbing as the legacy of Spike Dub’s brutal killing. To this day, the aftershocks of that bloody Valentine’s Day continue to be felt around the world.

    Spike Dubs: Episode 4

    Spike Dubs: Episode 4

    Arthur Kent interviews Lucien "Luke" Haag, one of the most reputable firearms investigators in the U.S. and a specialist in shooting reconstructions. Can forensic science help answer the question: Who Murdered Spike Dubs?

    • 31 min
    Spike Dubs: Episode 3

    Spike Dubs: Episode 3

    Revelations by former KGB archivist Vasili Mitrokhin show Soviet spymasters resorted to murder and the planting of false news reports to cover up the truth about the kidnapping and killing of US Ambassador Spike Dubs. 

    • 25 min
    Spike Dubs: Episode 2

    Spike Dubs: Episode 2

    Investigators probing the murder of Ambassador Dubs are frustrated by the refusal of Soviet and Afghan Communist officials to cooperate. Forty years later, we track down and interview the former KGB officer witnesses say was central to the armed assault at the Hotel Kabul.

    • 28 min
    Spike Dubs: Episode 1

    Spike Dubs: Episode 1

    The 1979 Valentine’s Day murder of the highly-regarded American diplomat, Adolph “Spike” Dubs, has been one of the Cold War’s most infamous cold cases - until now. Newly unearthed documents and witness testimony reveal the true circumstances of this unsolved crime. Journalist Arthur Kent follows leads around the world, from Washington D.C. to Moscow to the scene of the crime: Kabul, Afghanistan. The answers to the questions posed by this mystery are as disturbing as the legacy of Spike Dub’s brutal killing. To this day, the aftershocks of that bloody Valentine’s Day continue to be felt around the world.

    • 35 min

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