Notorious Russian Spies Throughout History

Notorious - Russian Spies Through History From the Soviet era on, organized clandestine agents from the Motherland have operated in the west with daring and inguinity
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Lavrenti Beria
Responsible for several party and organizational "purges" as well as the deaths of countless people, Beria was Stalin's head of state security and intelligence chief. Ironically, Beria was charged with being a paid asset of British intelligence shortly after the Rosenbergs were executed in 1953. He met the same fate they did.

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