Leopold Trepper
Leopold Trepper (February 23, 1904 – January 19, 1982) was an organizer of the Soviet spy ring Rote Kapelle (Red Orchestra) prior to and during World War II. Leopold Trepper was born to a Jewish famil...
Alexander Gregory Barmine
Alexander Gregory Barmine (Russian: Александр Григорьевич Бармин Aleksandr Grigoryevich Barmin; 16 August 1899 – 25 December 1987) was an officer in the Soviet Army who fled the purges of the Jose...
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Georgi Bolshakov
Georgi Bolshakov (1922-1989) was a Soviet GRU officer under journalist cover who was posted to Washington, DC twice, most significantly in the early 1960s. In this capacity, he played a major role in...
Manfred Stern
Manfred Stern (aka Emilio Kléber, Lazar Stern, Moishe Stern, Mark Zilbert) (1896–1954) was a member of the GRU, Soviet military intelligence. He served as a spy in the United States, as a military adv...
Walter Krivitsky
Walter Germanovich Krivitsky (Ва́льтер Ге́рманович Криви́цкий; June 28, 1899 – February 10, 1941) was a Soviet intelligence officer who revealed plans of signing the Nazi-Soviet non-aggression p...
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Jānis K. Bērziņš
Jānis Bērziņš also Yan Karlovich Berzin (Russian: Ян Карлович Берзин; real name Pēteris Ķuzis; 25 November [O.S. 13 November 1889] 1889–29 July 1938), was a Soviet communist poli...
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Aleksey Galkin
Alexey Viktorovich Galkin (Russian: Алексей Викторович Галкин) is a former Russian GRU officer. A senior lieutenant of the GRU, Alexei Galkin said, whilst being tortured by Chechen separatists, co...
Ivan Susloparov
Ivan Alexeyevich Susloparov (Russian: Иван Алексеевич Суслопаров; the surname is often transcribed in the French manner, Sousloparov) (19 October 1897 – 16 December 1974) was a Soviet general who ...
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Dmitry Kozak
Dmitry Nikolayevich Kozak (Russian: Дми́трий Никола́евич Коза́к; [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj nʲɪkɐˈlajɪvʲɪtɕ kɐˈzak]; born November 7, 1958), is a Russian politician, serving since October 2008 as deputy Prime Mi...
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Vitaly Shlykov
Vitaly Shlykov (Russian: Шлыков, Виталий Васильевич; 1934–2011) was a spy master in the GRU, Russian deputy minister of defence and founder of the influential Council for Foreign and Defense Polic...
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Igor Gouzenko
Igor Sergeyevich Gouzenko (Russian: Игорь Сергеевич Гузенко; Ukrainian: Ігор Сергійович Гузенко; January 13, 1919 – June 28, 1982) was a cipher clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada in Ottawa...
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Stanislav Levchenko
Stanislav Alexandrovich Levchenko (born July 28, 1941) is a former Russian KGB major who defected the United States in 1979. He obtained U.S. citizenship in 1989.Levchenko was born in Moscow, obtained...
Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis (Spanish: Crisis de octubre), The Missile Scare, or the Caribbean Crisis (Russian: Карибский кризис, tr. Karibskiy krizis), was a 13-...
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Richard Sorge
Richard Sorge (October 4, 1895 – November 7, 1944) was a Soviet military intelligence officer, active before and during the Second World War, working under cover of being a German journalist in...
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Viktor Suvorov
Viktor Suvorov (Russian: Ви́ктор Суво́ров, real name Vladimir Bogdanovich Rezun, Russian: Влади́мир Богда́нович Резу́н, born April 20, 1947 in Barabash, Primorsky Krai) is a Soviet Army Cold W...
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Filipp Golikov
Filipp Ivanovich Golikov, (Russian: Филипп Иванович Голиков; July 30, 1900, Borisovo, Perm Governorate - July 29, 1980) was a Soviet military commander, promoted Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1961. ...
Dieter Gerhardt
Dieter Felix Gerhardt (born 1 November 1935) is a former commodore in the South African Navy and commander of the strategic Simon's Town naval dockyard. He was arrested by the FBI in New York in 1983 ...
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Pyotr Semyonovich Popov
Pyotr Semyonovich Popov (July 1923 - 1960) was a major in the Soviet military intelligence apparatus (GRU). He was the first GRU officer to offer his services to the Central Intelligence Agency after ...
Alfred Tilton
Alfred Tilton (1897 - 1942) was a Latvian who was head of Soviet Military Intelligence (GRU) in the United States in the late 1920s. He is best remembered for having recruited Latvian-American communi...
Igor Sechin
Igor Ivanovich Sechin (Russian: Игорь Иванович Сечин, born 7 September 1960, Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian official, considered a close ally of Vladimir Putin. Sechin is often described as...
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Stanislav Lunev
Stanislav Lunev (born 1946 in Leningrad) is a former Soviet military officer, the highest-ranking GRU officer to defect from Russia to the United States.He was born in the family of a Soviet Army offi...
Mikhail Ankudinov
Mikhail Tikhonovich Ankudinov (September 9, 1905 – January 1974) was a Soviet military intelligence officer during World War II. He served as head of the intelligence directorate of the Leningra...
Ivan Ilyichev
Ivan Ivanovich Ilyichev (Russian: Иван Иванович Ильичёв), (born 27 August [O.S. 14 August] 1905 in Navoloki, Kaluga Governorate, died 2 September 1983 in Moscow), was a Soviet mi...
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Yevgeny Ivanov (spy)
Captain Yevgeny Ivanov (also known as Eugene Ivanov, Russian: Евгений Владимирович Иванов) (11 January 1926 – 17 January 1994) was a Soviet naval attaché at the Soviet Embassy in London in the ea...
Boris Bukov
Boris Yakovlevich Bukov, also Boris Bykov ("Sasha") Regiment Commissar (15 November 1935) was a member of the Communist Party member since 1919. Bykov was head of the underground apparatus with which...
Anatoly Zotov
Captain Anatoliy Pavlovich Zotov was a naval attaché to the Soviet Embassy in London who was expelled in December 1982 for conduct unbecoming a diplomat. Specifically, after trying to set up a networ...
Ivan Serov
State Security General Ivan Alexandrovich Serov (Russian: Иван Александрович Серов, August 13, 1905 – July 1, 1990) was a prominent leader of Soviet security and intelligence agencies, head of the...
Ignace Reiss
Ignace Reiss (1899–1937)–AKA "Ignace Poretsky," "Ignatz Reiss," "Ludwig," "Ludwik", "Hans Eberhardt," "Steff Brandt," Nathan Poreckij, and "Walter Scott (an officer of the U.S. military intelligence)...
Pavel Sudoplatov
Lieutenant General Pavel Anatolyevich Sudoplatov (Пáвел Aнатóльевич Cудоплáтов) (July 7, 1907 – September 26, 1996) was a member of the intelligence services of the Soviet Union who rose to the rank o...