We love spies — but mostly because we love Austin Powers.  However, this springtime Sunday outing presented by Spies of Washington Walking Tours from 1 to 3:30 pm.  Apparently, the neighborhoods around the present Russian Embassy on upper Wisconsin Avenue have a rich history of espionage.

Who was the beautiful young analyst in the Department of Justice who captured the fancy of the American public and the press? What is the background of the tunnel under the present Russian Embassy? Where and why was it dug?

This walking tour will discuss stories of espionage and intriguing personalities involving the embassies, the apartments, and the restaurants of the area, and even the Washington National Cathedral!

So bring $15 bucks, a sensible pair of shoes, and meet at the corner of Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues.