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From Avalon with Love – Spies in the Northern Beaches?

Back in 1954, the Petrov spy scandal dominated Australian news headlines for months. Defecting to the west, Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov were Russian agents – codebreakers – working behind the Iron Curtain. They came to Australia in 1951 posing as diplomats and in 1954 Vladimir defected. He was taken to a safe house on Sydney’s North Shore. Not even his wife knew.  Evodkia was later in the process of being returned to Russia by the KGB when she was intercepted en route in Darwin and asked if she wished to claim asylum. She agreed.

Evdokia and Vladimir Petrov

The pair lived in relative anonymity until their deaths in 1991 and 2002. The lavish home, suspected to be on George Street, Avalon Beach, went up for sale in 2016 at $5.5m.

You don’t need to be a defecting spy on the run from the KGB to use Avalon Beach’s premier removal company Hop to It. In fact, although we do international moves, we’ve yet to be asked to relocate someone to the Kremlin!

But for all residential or office moves, we’re Avalon Beach’s number one choice. Family owned and run, we offer a first-class, reliable, friendly service that places our clients’ needs first.

For us, your removal job starts long before the big day. We’ll work with you to plan your move, either packing up for you a few days beforehand, working discreetly around your schedule; or if you prefer, we can provide packaging materials and an easy-to-use itinerary so that all your belongings can be relocated easily. We offer secure, insured storage should you need it, and of course, we’ll carefully unpack for you at your new location.

So if you’re looking a reliable removal expert, just spy our website, we’ll be delighted to make you our next mission!