Soviet History: Richard Sorge writes about Richard Sorge, a spy whose “signal achievement was establishing, as a foreigner in a highly xenophobic Japan, a spy ring that for years penetrated the highest levels of the Japanese government and the German embassy, giving Moscow an inside look at Axis planning” – and who was executed on Nov. 7, 1944.


  • Neil Chertcoff

    Why was the Stalin led regime so disrespectful
    of the spy ring headed by Sorge except at the
    end when sorge and co got caught by the Kempetai?
    I mean also those years spent in Japan,
    the years previously spent in China to build
    his contacts, etc?
    And its not as if Sorge and co. ever fed
    the regime bogus information.
    His info. was very near target on
    the Nazis Operation Barbarossa , on target
    concerning Japanese empire’s plans to attack
    the UK Asian colonies and the USA by the
    end of 1941.
    Why didn’t the Russian regime admit to his work
    after WW2??

  • ckarseras

    Have you ever read or heart that Stalin has ever done anything right?

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