List of KGB defectors

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This is a list of KGB agents who have defected.

Aleksei Myagkov in 1977
Name Defection date Country of defection Comment
Georges Agabekov 1930 France France
Yuri Bezmenov[1] 1970 Canada Canada
Igor Cherpinski[2]
Peter Deryabin[3] 1953 Austria Austria
Ilya Dzhirkvelov[3] 1980 Switzerland Switzerland
Anatoliy Golitsyn[3] 1961, December 15 Finland Finland
Oleg Gordievsky 1985, July 19 United Kingdom United Kingdom
Sergei Illarionov[2] 1992[citation needed] Italy Italy
Sergei Kourdakov 1971, September 4 Canada Canada
Viktor Kravchenko[3] 1944
Walter Krivitsky 1937, October France France
Stanislav Levchenko[3] 1979, October Japan Japan
Oleg Lyalin[3] 1971 United Kingdom United Kingdom
Vasili Mitrokhin 1992 Latvia Latvia
Aleksei Myagkov[3] 1974 Germany West Berlin
Yuri Nosenko[4] 1962 Switzerland Switzerland Authenticity of defection disputed[3]
Viktor Oshchenko[citation needed] 1992, July United Kingdom United Kingdom
Alexander Orlov 1938 Canada Canada Authenticity of defection disputed[3]
Vladimir Petrov and Evdokia Petrov [3] 1954, April 3 Australia Australia
Vitaly Yurchenko 1985 Italy Italy Authenticity of defection disputed;
later returned to USSR.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bezmenov, Yuri; Griffin, G. Edward. (1984). Soviet Subversion of the Free Press: A Conversation with Yuri Bezmenov [Videotape]. Westlake Village, CA: American Media. OCLC [45810551] – Soviet subversion of the free press : a conversation with Yuri Bezmenov
  2. ^ a b Richelson, Jeffrey (January 1999). The U.S. Intelligence Community. Westview Press. pp. 337–. ISBN 978-0-8133-6893-1. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Knight, Amy (2004) "Defectors, Soviet Era" in Encyclopedia of Russian History
  4. ^ Rosenbaum, Ron (2007-02-12) The Spy Who Came in From Geneva: Nosenko, the K.G.B. Defector. observer.com

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