George Blake

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George Blake
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Born
George Behar

(1922-11-11)11 November 1922
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died26 December 2020(2020-12-26) (aged 98)
Moscow, Russia
NationalityBritish
Alma materDowning College, Cambridge
OccupationSpy
Known forDouble agent

George Blake ( Behar; 11 November 1922 – 26 December 2020) was a British spy. He worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union. He became a Communist and decided to work for the KGB while a prisoner during the Korean War.

His crimes as a double agent was discovered in 1961 and sentenced to 42 years in prison. He escaped from Wormwood Scrubs prison in 1966 and fled to the Soviet Union.

Blake died on 26 December 2020, aged 98, in Moscow.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ivanova, Timothy Heritage, Polina (26 December 2020). "George Blake was last in line of Cold War spies who betrayed Britain" – via uk.reuters.com.
  2. "George Blake: Soviet Cold War spy and former MI6 officer dies in Russia". BBC News. 26 December 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2020.