Weird History

Soviet Spies Working in the United States  

William Neckard
17.9k views 172 items
List of Soviet spies and secret agents operating within the United States. The following individuals worked as espionage agents at various times during the 20th Century in America, on behalf of a number of foreign governments and agencies. Some were directly in the employ of the Soviet Union (USSR), while others worked for other Warsaw Pact member nations, and even simply nations affiliated with the Soviet or international Communist cause.

Obviously, there were likely Soviet or Communist spies in America who were never discovered, so no list can be absolutely definitive. This list focuses on people who eventually revealed or were revealed to have direct ties to espionage, either via their own testimony or other evidence.

The list includes individuals from every facet of American life, from Hollywood producers to intellectuals to scientists to even government employees. They also were working behind-the-scenes on a number of known and unknown Soviet or Communist operations. Some were in the business of stealing US secrets, others spreading disinformation and yet others on disrupting financial or military projects. When possible, the foreign governments or organizations the spies were working for have been included in the list.
back to page 1
Carl Marzani Dec. at 82 (1912-1994)
Working for: Soviet Union - Buben group
Dec. at 86 (1904-1990)
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
Charles Flato Dec. at 76 (1908-1984)
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
Charles Kramer
Working for: Soviet Union - Perlo group, Sound and Myrna groups
Chen Hansheng Dec. at 107 (1897-2004)
Working for: Soviet Union - Sorge ring
Christopher John Boyce age 66
Working for: Soviet Union - The "Berg" & "Art" Group
Clayton J. Lonetree age 58
Working for: Soviet Union - Buben group
Clyde Lee Conrad Dec. at 50 (1948-1998)
Working for: Hungary
Daulton Lee
Working for: Soviet Union - The "Berg" & "Art" Group
David Greenglass Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)
Working for: Soviet Union - Rosenberg ring
David Weintraub age 70
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
age 83
Working for: Soviet Union - Buben group
Dec. at 83 (1906-1989)
Working for: Soviet Union - Karl group and Ware group
Dec. at 89 (1913-2002)
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups, Perlo group
Duncan Lee
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
Edna Patterson
Working for: Soviet Union - Naval GRU
Dec. at 74 (1809-1883)
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
Dec. at 51 (1951-2002)
Working for: Soviet Union - Buben group
Dec. at 55 (1908-1963)
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
Dec. at 87 (1900-1987)
Working for: Soviet Union - Sorge ring
Enos Regnet Wicher
Working for: Soviet Union - Ware group
Dec. at 38 (1915-1953)
Working for: Soviet Union - Rosenberg ring
Dec. at 56 (1905-1961)
Working for: Soviet Union - Buben group
Eva Getzov
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
Ezra Moscrip
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups