The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies
For years Donald Heathfield, Tracey Foley and their two children lived the American dream. Then an FBI raid revealed the truth: they were agents of Putin’s Russia. Their sons tell their story
Red Orchestra (espionage)
The Red Orchestra (German: Die Rote Kapelle) was the name given by the Gestapo to an anti-Nazi resistance movement in Berlin, as well as to Soviet espionage rings operating in German-occupied Euro...
Red Orchestra (espionage) - Wikipedia
Venona project
The Venona project was a counter-intelligence program initiated by the United States Army Signal Intelligence Service (a forerunner of the National Security Agency) that lasted from 1943 to 1980. The ...
Venona project - Wikipedia
Chinese intelligence activity abroad
The government of China is engaged in espionage overseas, thought to be directed primarily through the Ministry of State Security (MSS). It is suspected of employing a variety of tactics including cyb...
The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies
For years Donald Heathfield, Tracey Foley and their two children lived the American dream. Then an FBI raid revealed the truth: they were agents of Putin’s Russia. Their sons tell their story
Ethel Gee
Ethel Elizabeth Gee (10 May 1914 – 1984), nicknamed "Bunty", was an Englishwoman who helped her lover spy on their country for the Soviet Union. She was a minor member of the Portland Spy Ring.
Th...
Foreign Economic Administration
In the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Foreign Economic Administration was formed to relieve friction between US agencies operating abroad. As described by the biographer of the FEA's...
List of Americans in the Venona papers
The following List of Americans in the Venona papers is a list of names ostensibly deciphered from codenames contained in the Venona project, an American government effort from 1943-1980 to decrypt co...
Réseau AGIR
The Réseau AGIR (English: ACT Network) was a World War II espionage group founded by French wartime resister Michel Hollard that provided human intelligence on V-1 flying bomb facilities.Intellig...
Réseau AGIR - Wikipedia
Alexander Foote
Allan Alexander Foote (b. 13. April 1905, d. 1. August 1957) was a radio operator for a Soviet espionage ring in Switzerland during World War II. Foote was originally from Yorkshire in England, and ha...
Kitty Harris
Kitty Harris (May 25, 1899 – 1966) was a Soviet secret agent and "long-time special courier of the OGPU-NKVD foreign intelligence during the 1930s and 1940s."
Catherine Harris was born to a poor ...
Nathan Gregory Silvermaster
Nathan Gregory Silvermaster (November 27, 1898 – October 7, 1964), an economist with the United States War Production Board (WPB) during World War II, was the head of a large ring of Communist s...
Atomic spies
"Atomic spies" or "Atom spies" were people in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada who are known to have illicitly given information about nuclear weapons production or design to the Soviet Un...
Atomic spies - Wikipedia
Anatole Boris Volkov
Anatole Boris Volkov (October 29, 1924 — November 28, 2000) was an American physicist, allegedly serving as a courier for the Silvermaster spy ring between Washington, D.C. and New York City. Volkov t...
Charles Spaak
Charles Spaak (25 May 1903 – 4 March 1975) was a Belgian screenwriter who was noted particularly for his work in the French cinema during the 1930s. He was the son of the dramatist and poet Paul Spaa...
Illegals Program
The Illegals Program, as it was called by the United States Department of Justice, was a network of Russian sleeper agents under non-official cover whose investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investi...
Illegals Program - Wikipedia
Cambridge Five
The Cambridge Five were a ring of spies, recruited in part by Soviet scout Arnold Deutsch in the United Kingdom, who passed information to the Soviet Union during World War II and at least into the ea...
Harry Magdoff and espionage
Several allege that Harry Magdoff was among a number of persons inside the U.S. government used as information sources by Soviet intelligence. However, the allegation is disputed by several academics ...
Harry Magdoff and espionage - Wikipedia
Cato Bontjes van Beek
Cato Bontjes van Beek (14 November 1920 – 5 August 1943) was a German member of the Resistance against the Nazi regime.
Born in Bremen, Cato was the eldest of three children. She spent her c...
Cato Bontjes van Beek - Wikipedia
Perlo group
Headed by Victor Perlo, the Perlo group is the name given to a group of Americans who provided information which was given to Soviet intelligence agencies; it was active during the World War II period...
Hede Massing
Hede Massing, née "Hedwig Tune" (also "Hede Eisler," "Hede Gumperz," and "Redhead") (6 January 1900 – 8 March 1981), was an Austrian actress in Vienna and Berlin, communist, and Soviet intelligence op...
Adam Kuckhoff
Adam Kuckhoff (30 August 1887 in Aachen – 5 August 1943) was a German writer, journalist, and German resistance fighter against the Third Reich.Adam Kuckhoff published a popular edition of the works o...
Walker spy ring
John Anthony Walker, Jr. (July 28, 1937 – August 28, 2014) was a United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer and communications specialist convicted of spying for the Soviet Union from 1968 to 1985....
Alexander Radó
Alexander (Alex) Radó, born as Sándor Radó and also known as Alexander Radolfi (5 November 1899, Újpest, near Budapest – 20 August 1981, Budapest), was a Hungarian cartographer and a Soviet military i...
Beppo Römer
Josef “Beppo” Römer (November 17, 1892 – September 25, 1944) was a member of the Freikorps Oberland, one of the paramilitary organizations that sprang up around Germany as soldiers returned in ...
Dignity and Honor
Dignity and Honor is an alleged organization of former Russian spies. It attracted media attention during the Alexander Litvinenko murder case.
Richard Hallock
Richard Treadwel Hallock (Passaic, New Jersey, 5 April 1906 - Chicago, November 20, 1980) was an American Assyriologist and Elamitologist. He reached his Ph.D. degree in Assyriology at the University ...
William Henry Taylor
William Henry Taylor (30 March 1906 – January 1965) was a Canadian-born US Treasury economist accused by Elizabeth Bentley of having been a Soviet spy.
Taylor, born in British Columbia, studied at...