Kim Philby

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Kim Philby
Kim Philby.jpg
Portrait taken from a 1990 Soviet stamp
Born Harold Adrian Russell Philby
(1912-01-01)1 January 1912
Ambala, Punjab, British India
Died 11 May 1988(1988-05-11) (aged 76)
Nationality British
Other names Sonny, Stanley
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Spouse(s) Litzi Friedmann
Aileen Furse
Eleanor Brewer
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.[1] 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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Five of the most notable defections". The Telegraph. 27 July 2010. 
  2. Parfitt, Tom (31 March 2011). "Spy Kim Philby died disillusioned with communism". The Guardian.