BBC Future - The pilot who stole a secret Soviet fighter jet
When pilot Viktor Belenko defected, he did so in a mysterious Soviet plane – the MiG-25. Stephen Dowling looks at its far-reaching impact.
BBC Future - The pilot who stole a secret Soviet fighter jet
When pilot Viktor Belenko defected, he did so in a mysterious Soviet plane – the MiG-25. Stephen Dowling looks at its far-reaching impact.
Peter Deriabin
Peter Deriabin (1921-1992) (Петр Дерябин) was a Russian Communist Party member, World War II veteran, SMERSH agent, and KGB agent who later defected to the United States. He started working for the Ce...
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Nicholas Shadrin
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Shadri...
Vakhtang Jordania
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Alexander Toradze
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Walter Polovchak
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Vitaly Yurchenko
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Stanislav Levchenko
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Arkady Shevchenko
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Svetlana Alliluyeva
Svetlana Iosifovna Alliluyeva (Russian: Светла́на Ио́сифовна Аллилу́ева, Georgian: სვეტლანა ალილუევა; 28 February 1926 – 22 November 2011), later known as Lana Peters (Georgian: ლანა პეტერ...
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Alexander Zuyev
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Viktoria Mullova
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Gorsha Sur
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Nicholas Poppe
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Lev Alburt
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Vyacheslav Polozov
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Alexander Gregory Barmine
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Ignace Reiss
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Victor Kravchenko (defector)
Victor Andreevich Kravchenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Андрійович Кра́вченко, Russian: Ви́ктор Андре́евич Кра́вченко; 11 October 1905 in Yekaterinoslav – 25 February 1966 in New York) was a Soviet de...
Sergei Fedorov
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The Kudirka incident
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Nikolai Khokhlov
Nikolai Evgenievich Khokhlov (Cyrillic: Николай Евгеньевич Хохлов) (7 June 1922, Nizhny Novgorod - September 2007 San Bernardino, California) was a KGB officer who defected to the United States in 195...
Aleksandr Mikhailovich Orlov
Alexander Mikhailovich Orlov (Russian: Александр Михайлович Орлов), born Lev Feldbin, 21 August 1895 – 25 March 1973), was a General in the Soviet secret police and NKVD Rezident in the Seco...
Jonas Pleškys
Jonas Plaskus or Jonas Pleškys (10 March 1935 in Giliogiris, Lithuania – 14 April 1993) was a Soviet Navy submarine tender captain born in Lithuania. He died in California, United States.In 196...
Valentina Kozlova
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Yuri Nosenko
Lt. Col. Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko (Russian: Юрий Иванович Носенко; October 30, 1927 – August 23, 2008) was a KGB defector and a figure of significant controversy within the U.S. intelligence communi...
Yuri Krotkov
Yuri Vasilevich Krotkov (Юрий Васильевич Кротков, 11 November 1917 - 1982) was a Russian dramatist. Working as a KGB agent, he defected to the West in 1963.Born in Kutaisi, Georgia, Krotkov received h...