Portrait taken from a 1990 Soviet stamp
Harold Adrian Russell Philby
1 January 1912
|Died||11 May 1988(aged 76)|
|Other names||Sonny, Stanley|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
Rufina Ivanovna Pukhova
|Parent(s)||St John Philby, Dora Philby|
Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby (1 January 1912 – 11 May 1988) was a British intelligence officer who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union, before defecting in 1963. Of the five spies in the Cambridge Five spy ring, Philby was believed to have been the most successful at passing information to the Soviet Union.
References[change | change source]
- "Five of the most notable defections". The Telegraph. 27 July 2010.
- Parfitt, Tom (31 March 2011). "Spy Kim Philby died disillusioned with communism". The Guardian.