Stalin"s Romeo spy

the remarkable rise and fall of the KGB"s most daring operative : the true life of Dmitri Bystrolyotov
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Northwestern University Press , Evanston, Ill
StatementEmil Draitser
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LC ClassificationsJN6529.I6 D73 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL24547546M
ISBN 139780810126640
LC Control Number2009044637
OCLC/WorldCa461895684

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is the true account of a flawed yet extraordinary man. The result of a thirty-five-year journey that started with a private meeting between the author and Bystrolyotov in Moscow and continued through the author's subsequent research in international archives, Stalin's Romeo Spy, pieces together a life lived in the shadows of the twentieth century's biggest : Emil Draitser.

Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Northwestern University Press Get Books Relates the life of a top Soviet spy, who seduced women to obtain diplomatic pouches, risked his life to steal military secrets and summoned physical courage to cross the Sahara Desert and the jungles of the Congo, only to be tortured by the Stalin regime, forced to falsely confess to.

In the s, Dmitri Bystrolyotov moved effortlessly through European capitals, seducing women and collecting secrets for Stalin's Russia—until he was caught in one of Stalin's purges and sent. Stalin's Romeo Spy is an enthralling book.

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Certainly, Ian Fleming thinks so. He termed Sorge “the most formidable spy in history.” An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent by Owen Matthews () pages @@@@@ (5 out of 5)Reviews: The opening page of Bystrolyotov's work record book with his handwritten calculations detailing the length of his service to the country An excerpt of a Pravda article.

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Sailor, painter, doctor, lawyer, polyglot, and writer, Dmitri Bystrolyotov(–75) led a life that might seem far-fetched for a spy no. Book Review: Stalin’s Romeo Spy 2 Studies in Intelligence Vol. 54, No. 4 (Extracts, December ) Stalin’s Romeo Spy is a good book about espionage and life at the working level in Stalin’s intelligence services.

A journalist as well as an academic and the writer of a large number of fiction and nonfiction works, Draitser tells a good. The result of a thirty-five-year journey that started with a private meeting between the author and Bystrolyotov in Moscow and continued through the author\'s subsequent research in international archives, Stalin\'s Romeo Spy: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB\'s Most Daring Operative pieces together a life lived in the shadows of the twentieth century\'s biggest events.

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In Stalin's Romeo Spy, a private meeting in Moscow in eventually prompts Emil Draitser into years of meticulous research, piecing together a tumultuous career played out in the shadows of the twentieth century.

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With the help of contacts he smuggled out, page by page, his damning first-hand account of Stalin’s labour camps.

Now, 40 years after his death, the life of Dmitri Bystrolyotov is retold in a dramatic new book, Emil Draitser’s Stalin’s Romeo Spy: The Remarkable Rise and. Thus a book by William Corson and Robert Crowley, The New KGB: Engine of Soviet Power, attributes one of the most spectacular achievements in Soviet espionage—handling and controlling a British Foreign Office clerk in charge of codes and ciphers—to a Soviet agent whose code name, like Bystrolyotov’s, was HANS, but whose background was quite different.

As the title of Kati Marton’s remarkable new book has it, he was a True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy. On a glorious October morning in New York, in a cafe on West 76th, Marton and I.

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An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent. Owen Matthews. There are now more than books on him, plus a film and a play. He has also lent his name to a ship, a Moscow street. Reading about the current Russian spy ring scandal, many Americans wonder why, with the Cold War almost two decades behinds us, Russia is still actively spying on their country.

As Sergei Tretyakov, the Russian KGB officer who defected to the West in the yearrightly noted, Russia, in fact, never stopped doing it.

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