Peterson (pictured in an archive shot) didn't reveal her true occupation to her children until 1997, when they were 17 and 15 years old
Daily Mail: 'I work for the CIA': Mother of two who became the first female intelligence officer stationed in communist Russia reveals how she told her children about her real identity
* Martha Peterson worked behind the Iron Curtain in Moscow in the 1970s
* Trained for the CIA in 1975 and embarked on a two-year mission in Moscow after learning Russian
* She received secret packages from agent TRIGON, a Soviet diplomat recruited in Latin America - and was eventually arrested by the KGB
* Didn't tell her son and daughter until 1997, when they were 17 and 15
* Pretended she wanted to meet up for lunch and took them to the CIA headquarters instead
A mother of two who became the first female agent station by the CIA in Soviet Russia has revealed how she told her children about her real occupation - after telling them to meet her for lunch at Roy Rogers.
Martha Peterson trained to join the CIA in 1975 and, after becoming proficient Russian and learning surveillance techniques, embarked on a two-year mission in Moscow.
She remained undercover, placing dead drops in the city and receiving secret packages from agent TRIGON, a Soviet diplomat recruited to work for the CIA in Latin America.
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Update: Mom reveals her secret spy life to kids (CNN).
WNU Editor: She does not look like a spy.