What damage did Kim Philby do?

Kim Philby and his associates did severe damage to British and U.S. efforts in the early stages of the Cold War. He gave the Soviets information that they used to kill Western intelligence agents, withdraw their own agents who were in danger of exposure, and prevent defectors from coming to the West.

Did the Soviets have nuclear arms before or after America predicted they would?

While American experts had predicted that the Soviet Union would not have nuclear weapons until the mid-1950s, the first Soviet bomb was detonated on August 29, 1949.

Did any Russian chess players defect?

As a result, after the chess tournament in Amsterdam, Korchnoi became the first strong Soviet grandmaster to defect from the Soviet Union. Korchnoi left his wife and son behind.

What countries have KGB?

Belarus is the only post-Soviet Union era country where the national security organization is still called “KGB”. Belarus is where Felix Dzerzhinsky started a group called the Cheka, which was an organization in the Soviet Union before the MVD or the KGB was started.

What was the motto of the KGB?

Greatness of Motherland in your glorious deeds
7. “Greatness of Motherland in your glorious deeds” The motto of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia (GRU) is: “Greatness of Motherland in your glorious deeds.” Before its dissolution in 1991, the KGB’s motto was not so much about distinction as allegiance: “Loyalty to the party – Loyalty to Motherland.”

What is a KGB sleeper agent?

In espionage, a sleeper agent is one who has infiltrated into the target country and had ‘gone to sleep’, sometimes for many years. That is, he or she does nothing to communicate with his or her sponsor nor any existing agents, nor to obtain information beyond that in public sources.

Is there a Russian mole in the FBI?

In addition, we have specific information about a Russian mole—or moles—lurking inside the agency today. In 2010, in an operation they termed Ghost Stories, the FBI arrested ten agents of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, the SVR, who were operating in the United States.

Who was the mole in the Yurchenko case?

One was Aldrich Ames, the CIA officer who had originally picked up Yurchenko at Andrews Air Force Base. The other mole was an FBI special agent named Robert Hanssen. Both were now providing the KGB with secret reports on the Yurchenko case.

Was the NSA founded by a Russian mole?

NSA was in fact founded in part due to a Russian mole. That was William Weisband, a long-term Soviet agent who penetrated the Army’s code-breaking service during World War II.

Who was the mole who gave up the Five Eyes program?

The mole who gave this up could not have been Snowden. Between 2007 and 2012, when Delisle was spying for GRU in Canada, Snowden was working for CIA as an IT contractor, and then for NSA in Japan and Hawaii in a similar role. In that capacity, he did not have the access he needed to betray what the Kremlin already knew about Five Eyes code-making.