Defection
In politics, a defector is a person who gives up allegiance to one state in exchange for allegiance to another, in a way which is considered illegitimate by the first state. More broadly, it involves ...
Alexander Elder
Alexander Elder, M.D., is a professional trader and a teacher of traders. He is the author of Trading for aLiving, considered a modern classic among traders. First published in 1993, this internationa...
Youri Egorov
Youri Aleksandrovich Egorov (Russian: Юрий Александрович Егоров; 28 May 1954 – 16 April 1988) was a Soviet classical pianist.
Born in Kazan, USSR, Youri Egorov studied music at the Kazan Cons...
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Li Zongren
Li Zongren or Li Tsung-jen (Chinese: 李宗仁; 13 August 1890 – 30 January 1969), courtesy name Delin (Te-lin; 德鄰), was a prominent Guangxi warlord and Kuomintang (KMT) military commander during ...
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Operation Moolah
Operation Moolah was a United States Air Force (USAF) effort during the Korean War to obtain through defection a fully capable Soviet MiG-15 jet fighter. Communist forces introduced the MiG-15 to Kore...
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Stanislav Kurilov
Stanislav Vasilyevich Kurilov (Russian: Станислав Васильевич Курилов, July 17, 1936 — January 29, 1998) was a Soviet, Canadian, and Israeli oceanographer. He escaped from the USSR by jumping overb...
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Stig Bergling
Stig Bergling, later Eugén Sandberg and Stig Svante Eugén Sydholt (1 March 1937 – 24 January 2015) was a Swedish Security Service officer who spied for the Soviet Union.
Bergling was employed at S...
List of Western Bloc defectors
Incomplete list of Western Bloc intelligence agents, military personnel, scientists, politicians, diplomats, and other prominent people who defected to Eastern Bloc or non-aligned countries during the...
List of Soviet and Eastern Bloc defectors
Soon after the formation of the Soviet Union, emigration restrictions were put in place to keep citizens from leaving the various countries of the Soviet Socialist Republics, though some defections st...
List of Soviet and Eastern Bloc defectors - Wikipedia
LOT Flight 165 hijacking
LOT Polish Airlines Flight 165 hijacking was the hijacking of a LOT Polish Airlines that occurred on 30 August 1978. The hijackers from East Germany (GDR / DDR) were seeking political asylum in West G...
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The Hunt for Red October
The Hunt for Red October was Tom Clancy's 1984 debut novel. The story follows a CIA analyst leading a covert group of US Naval officers to steal a cutting-edge Soviet nuclear submarine from 26 defecti...
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Martin Dzúr
Martin Dzúr (12 July 1919 – 15 January 1985) was a Slovak military officer and a communist politician, who served as defense minister from 1968 to 1985.
Dzúr was born in Plostin, Liptovsky M...
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From Russia with Love (film)
From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film made by Eon Productions and the second to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Released in 1963, the film was produced by Alber...
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Petrov Affair
The Petrov Affair was a dramatic Cold War spy incident in Australia in April 1954, concerning Vladimir Petrov, Third Secretary of the Soviet embassy in Canberra.
Petrov, despite his relatively ju...
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Józef Światło
Józef Światło (born Izaak Fleischfarb) (Medyn, 1 January 1915 – 2 September 1994, USA) was a high-ranking official of the Ministry of Public Security of Poland (deputy director of the 10th Department ...
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List of North Korean defectors in South Korea
This is a list of North Korean defectors in South Korea. North Korean defectors typically received a great deal of media attention in the past; however, as their numbers increase, this is becoming les...
List of American and British defectors in the Korean War
This list names the twenty-two United Nations soldiers and POWs (one British and 21 Americans) who declined repatriation to the United Kingdom and United States after the Korean War in favor of remain...
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